Making sense of science
It is an event that has shaken up the small world of robotics: a nanorobot named MiGriBot (Miniaturized Gripper Robot) just broke the world speed record for object manipulation. Behind this achievement is a French team led by Redwan Dahmouche.
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09.26.2022
It is a genuine environmental problem: mobile applications seem to consume ever more energy. In Lille (northern France), the software science researcher Romain Rouvoy and his team are working to make these software programs more efficient.
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09.13.2022
A philosopher of art and language, Jean-Marie Schaeffer depicts the relationship between the arts and the different ages of life. Examining how the phases of human existence are represented in artworks, he traces the evolution of people’s relations with...
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09.12.2022
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09.08.2022
Like the light they conduct, optical fibres span a wide range of applications from telecommunications to medical sensors. On the occasion of the 2022 International Year of Glass, here’s an overview of advances in this field, in which scientists are...
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08.26.2022
It's off to the Moon. 29 August marks the beginning of the Artemis space programme. These lunar exploration missions should lead to the return of a human crew to the moon by 2027. The goal is to settle there for the long term, with the sights set on Mars...
08.18.2022
Researchers have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) system to assess the visual appeal of 2,400 species of coral reef fish and rockfish. The results show that the fish that we find “less attractive” are those with, collectively, the greatest variety of...
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08.16.2022
She has just been awarded the 2022 European Inventor Award. Claude Grison, director of the ChimEco laboratory, has developed phytoremediation methods for decontaminating soil and water, using plants. Better still, the metals recovered serve as “green”...
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08.11.2022
The French RoboBreizh team won the main event at RoboCup 2022, the world's most prestigious robotics tournament. It was in the "@Home" category, which focuses on home help, that the...
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07.22.2022
As the replica of the Cosquer cave opens its doors to the public in Marseille (southeastern France), Cyril Montoya, the cave's scientific director, tells us about this marvel of prehistory,...
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07.18.2022
Previously unexamined sources and archives have shed new light on what exactly happened in the streets of Paris 80 years ago during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup of 16-17 July, 1942. An analysis with...
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07.18.2022
With its 100,000 billion bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, our intestinal microbiota is not just essential to our digestion. Research is now revealing its increasing influence on the immune...
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07.07.2022
Jean-Marie Tarascon, Chair of Solid State Chemistry and Energy at the Collège de France, is the recipient of the 2022 CNRS Gold Medal, one of France's highest scientific distinctions. He is...
07.06.2022
"Be there. Will be wild!" exhorted Donald Trump on Twitter before the invasion of the Capitol on 6 January 2021, which was revisited in mid-June by an investigative committee. The former...
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07.06.2022
Today the American (NASA), European (ESA), and Canadian (CSA) space agencies released the first colour images and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Coordinator of one of...
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07.05.2022
The French mathematician is one of four winners of the most prestigious award in his discipline, announced this morning live from the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM). He is distinguished...
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07.01.2022
Open source and covering forty-six different languages, BigScience is a new artificial intelligence heavyweight offering natural language processing. Claire Gardent, a CNRS research professor at the...
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07.01.2022
Among mammals, what are the mechanisms that govern the relations of power between males and females? A review paper by an international scientific consortium challenges a number of preconceived...
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06.24.2022
A specialist in deep-sea ecosystems, marine biologist Françoise Gaill takes action on an international scale to protect the oceans through the Ocean & Climate Platform.
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06.23.2022

The aim of several scientists is to trace the changes of a comet during its journey through the Solar System by reproducing the thermal and light characteristics of the cosmos in the laboratory....