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A major challenge for our future buildings is to reduce the environmental impact, as our current method of construction leads to too great an environmental impact to stay within the carrying capacity of the earth with our building needs.
The ruling by the Constitutional Court, which abolished the reversing counter earlier this year, caused quite a commotion among owners of solar panels. A financial mechanism for this target group suddenly disappeared.
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French-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM has taken to the skies its first long-haul flight using so-called SAF. This is a sustainable aviation fuel made from used cooking oil by the French oil and gas group Total.
Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR, is inspired by AVATAR. The name of the groundbreaking concept vehicle stands not only for the close collaboration in developing the showcar together with the AVATAR team but also for ADVANCED VEHICLE TRANSFORMATION.
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at UHasselt can now use the high-tech movement lab GRAIL. The lab consists of an advanced treadmill with a platform that measures step strength, among other things, a screen on which a virtual environment is projected, and numerous cameras that meticulously record and analyze the subject's balance and every movement.
As a partner of Living Tomorrow, Scanbie will be responsible for the development of a digital version – a digital twin - of the new campus. At very regular intervals, the construction process will be digitally mapped via 3D laser scanning. Sensors will collect real-time data which can create predictive simulations.
An article by our founder Frank Beliën, on how the project once started, and what the future holds for Living Tomorrow.
Framework to be implemented for technological innovations in healthcare in new, independent 'think lab' at Living Tomorrow
How can we access our health data through apps without risking data privacy? How can we use robotics (safely and ethically) for our healthcare? Or monitor/treat patients remotely safely and efficiently? A new 'think lab' around the future of our healthcare with among others the ex-CEO of Janssen Pharmaceutica, CEO Medtronic Benelux and several university professors - wants to find the answers to this.
Flemish Minister of Innovation Hilde Crevits (CD&V) is having research conducted into whether Flanders can be a strategic partner in the rollout of a hyperloop network. That's a new mode of transport in which large volumes of goods or large groups of people are transported through tubes, at speeds that can reach 1,000 km/h.
The CAPTURE research center in the Zuidrand district of Ghent has officially opened the doors of a brand new building. Researchers from UGent, VUB and UAntwerpen will work there on circular economy and look for ways to reuse scarce raw materials such as water and plastics. "In the field of sustainable technology, we want to be among the world leaders," said UGent Rector Rik Van de Walle at the opening.
The tenth anniversary of EnergyVille is being celebrated. The research collaboration between the Flemish partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt exists ten years and has been based at Thor Park in Genk for five years.
Deploying artificial intelligence could allow wind turbines to work in a smarter way with environmental factors. The doctoral study of VUB researcher Timothy Verstraeten shows that wind energy can become cheaper and more efficient this way.
Interest in Mobility as a Service (MaaS), a mobility concept where consumers use different means of transport via a single subscription, is on the rise among employers. This is according to a new study by the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport. The implementation of MaaS could significantly reduce car use for commuting.
We all have to start driving 'greener'. That is a given. Fluvius wants to contribute as well and is taking many steps to support electric driving.
The start-up Mother launches HomeForest, an installation that enables to grow plants 'automagically' and harvest food indoors. ‘Grow a Pak Choi for less than 25 cents.’
Ghent University and AquaFlanders, the sector federation of Flemish water and sewage companies, launched the academic chair for sustainable drinking water. The aim is to join forces in order to conduct research into how the sustainability and quality of our drinking water can be guaranteed into the future.