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Drilling into the subsurface to extract geothermal heat from it. (Photo: RBINS)
05/12/2019

Scientists of RBINS and Antwerp University Developed an Investment Model for Geothermal Energy

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Siska Van Parys

Geothermal energy can be useful to achieve the (national) renewable energy goals. However, it is an investment-heavy technology when it comes to great depths.

Aporrhais limburgensis
04/12/2019

Marine Life in Low Countries Survived Catastrophic Meteorite Impact 66 Million Years Ago

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Siska Van Parys

Belgian and Dutch palaeontologists have discovered that the marine life in our regions recovered exceptionally quickly after the meteorite impact that heralded the end of the dinosaurs.

One of the three fossil jaw bones of Pahelia mysteriosa found at the Tadkeshwar mine. P. mysteriosa belongs to a newly described family of ungulates that lived 54 million years ago in India. (Photo: Thierry Smith, RBINS)
22/11/2019

Paleontologists Discover Mysterious Hoofed Animal That Roamed India 54 Million Years Ago

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian paleontologists have discovered a new family of ungulates that lived in India some 54 million years ago.

Roraima firefly larva. (Photo: RBINS)
19/11/2019

Firefly Stops Glowing And Preys On Its Predator

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian biologist Philippe Kok has found that larvae of a firefly species in South-America shifted their diet to a small toad that is supposed to be their predator. Interestingly, the larvae have stopped glowing. In this way, they can better ambush the toad.

Christian Burlet presents the SpectroGRID to the astrobiologists of 'Origins and Habitability'
14/11/2019

Belgian Geologists Create Laser Rock Scanner for NASA

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Siska Van Parys

Scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences have developed an ultra-robust rock scanner to analyse the chemical composition of rocks.

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