Making sense of science
Discover the laureates of the new edition of the LPPI “Proof in Images” competition, organised by the CNRS and the ACFAS, its Canadian partner in Quebec. View these twenty fascinating submissions originating from ambitious research and vote online to select the Public’s prize winner.
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10.18.2021
Higher-performance, lighter, cleaner... Scientists are using every possible means to improve the systems that allow rockets, shuttles, and satellites to take off from Earth and move about in space.
Article
10.11.2021
The archaeologist Alain Schnapp is a specialist in ancient Greece and a keen defender of the world’s archaeological heritage. Author of the book, "A Universal History of Ruins," he shares his thoughts on how human societies relate to their own past...
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10.11.2021
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09.22.2021
The study of numbers has driven mathematics since antiquity. The constantly evolving field of arithmetic connects numbers and geometry, and is used in everyday applications, particularly in...
Article
09.14.2021
The effects of urban heat islands, which can increase temperatures in cities by as much as 10 °C, are particularly noticeable in summer. For some twenty years Valéry Masson has been studying these...
Article
09.02.2021
Using digital technology, a researcher has unravelled the secrets of the use of perspective by the Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck, a technique previously believed to be specific to the Italian...
Article
06.24.2021
A vast collaborative project on hybrid artificial intelligence, led by the CNRS's subsidiary in Singapore and allocated a budget of €35 million over five years, will begin in late 2021.
06.15.2021
Provided adapted software can be developed, exascale computing, a new generation of supercomputers, will offer massive power to model the properties of molecules and materials, while taking into...
Article
05.25.2021
Bioinformatics—a relatively new scientific discipline—uses models and algorithms to analyse the avalanche of data produced by biologists. It has played a crucial role in deciphering the origin and...
05.25.2021
What can we do when a technology created to promote commercial products is used to influence people's political opinions?
Article
04.25.2021
In France, where the first lockdown was imposed immediately following the initial round of the 2020 municipal elections, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought remote electronic voting back to the...
Article
04.22.2021
The quantum computing revolution will make many concepts and devices obsolete, thereby generating certain security problems. The National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US has organised...
04.15.2021
Antoine Aiello, Nora Dempsey, François Jérôme and Amanda Silva Brun are the four recipients of the CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal. Created 10 years ago, this distinction honours people whose outstanding...
03.16.2021
To revolutionise computing, as the very first quantum computers have raised hopes of doing, researchers must meet exciting challenges, such as writing new informatics, and limiting the many errors...
02.23.2021
With an algorithm capable, in only a few seconds, to solve a problem that would take a supercomputer billions of years to work out, a team of scientists including members of the CNRS has reached...