Making sense of science
Ane Aanesland, Livio de Luca, Vance Bergeron, and Orphée Cugat are the 2019 CNRS Innovation Medallists. Since 2011, this CNRS prize has rewarded researchers for their work in the technological, therapeutic, economic, and social fields.
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09.12.2019
The history of innovation is also a history of failures. Here are a few examples taken from the archives of the Direction des inventions, one of the ancestors of the CNRS.
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09.06.2019
Whether surfing or football fans, cycling champions, or simply those concerned about protecting their bodies during physical effort or against injuries, researchers are innovating on all fronts in the field of sport.
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09.08.2019
Opinion
08.06.2019
The new Jean-Zay supercomputer at the CNRS Institute for Development and Resources in Intensive Scientific Computing (IDRIS) is one of the instruments financed for the benefit of French researchers....
06.21.2019
Long a simple physicist's idea, the quantum computer, which promises to revolutionise computing, is increasingly becoming a tangible reality. The first machines able to surpass traditional...
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06.04.2019
Two researchers have developed a new method for multiplying very large numbers. A potentially historic advance for computer science.
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05.27.2019
Sea Hero Quest is a video game created by neuroscientists to measure orientation abilities in space. Impairment of this capacity can actually be a sign of Alzheimer's disease. The huge success...
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05.16.2019
The CNRS was, for the first time, at VivaTech from May 16-18 in Paris. Its researchers, startups, and technologies were present at this yearly European tech fair. With nearly 100 startups created...
Opinion
05.14.2019
Artificial intelligence algorithms are often seen as "black boxes" whose rules remain inaccessible. We must therefore create a new scientific discipline to understand the behaviour of the...
04.26.2019
What are robots? What can they do today? Will they be able to decide for themselves tomorrow? Jean-Paul Laumond, co-curator of the new permanent exhibition “Robots” at the Cité des Sciences et de l’...
04.17.2019

Using Nature as a model for better robots? A team of bioroboticists in the South of France have created, for the first time, an autonomous six-legged robot able to—without using GPS—find its way...

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02.20.2019
Combining miniaturisation and wireless connection, mobile devices require quick and durable sources of electricity: micro-supercapacitors and microbatteries could provide the solution.
02.15.2019

Most professional pianists believe that their unique way of playing—posture, fine hand movements—defines a specific piano sound. A team of researchers and professional piano players are testing...

Opinion
02.05.2019
It is now (almost) possible to be embodied in realistic fashion within a virtual body. Although this reality could pave the way for new therapies, it also raises certain questions. The computer...
01.28.2019

For amputees, controlling a robotic prosthesis is far from a perfect solution. It can take months of training before they can perform basic day-to-day operations. In France, a team of researchers...