Making sense of science
Epidemiology is based on models and simulations of contaminations affecting society. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, citizens are anxiously awaiting and scrutinising each new scientific publication. CNRS News sheds light on these tools that are now hitting the headlines.
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03.24.2020
​Interview with Josselin Thuilliez, a health economist, on coronavirus. This CNRS scientist works on epidemics and their impact on individual behaviours, healthcare systems and control policies. He is a member of REACTing, a consortium set up to coordinate...
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03.19.2020
French scientists have discovered a metabolic deficit that may be central to the cognitive disorders linked to Alzheimer’s disease. In the longer term, this raises hopes of a potential therapeutic approach designed to delay the onset of symptoms by means of...
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03.23.2020
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03.10.2020
Some key issues remain unresolved over time, eluding even the greatest minds. In honour of France’s Year of Mathematics, CNRS News looks at a few of history’s most famous mathematical conjectures,...
02.24.2020

The LSST, or Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is about to conduct a 10-year survey of the sky. It will deliver a 500 petabyte set of images and data products that will address some of the most...

02.17.2020
Whether mobile or far from any electrical outlets, the wireless sensors that form the Internet of Things have specific needs. By harvesting ambient energy – thermal, mechanical or luminous – they can...
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01.16.2020
The treatment of certain cancers using dynamic phototherapy has revealed an unexpected side effect: patients can see better at night. Using molecular simulation, scientists have now succeeded in...
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01.06.2020
A number of start-ups linked to labs at the CNRS attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 earlier this month, the famous international trade fair for new technologies.
12.21.2019
Wood, stone, iron and lead: what do we know about the materials used to build Notre-Dame and the construction techniques employed at the time? Should they be replicated? And which tests that were...
12.20.2019

From the research lab... to the game room! A team of robotics scientists has developed powerful algorithms that secure drone flights so well that anyone can fly them without fear of crashing...

12.03.2019
The great organ, which was partially spared by the fire, is not the only thing that resounds within Notre-Dame. CNRS researchers are trying to reconstruct the cathedral's sound environment...
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11.18.2019
What forces move the tectonic plates of the Earth's surface? A team of geophysicists drawn primarily from two CNRS laboratories used a 3D simulation of our planet to answer this 50-year-old...
11.13.2019
Creating a Google Earth of sorts for the cathedral of Paris, that is the ambitious project of a team of researchers. Their objective is clear: to gather all past and future knowledge about the...
11.12.2019
Alexa and Google Home Assistant are just a first step. Since voice is not enough on its own, scientists are working to create virtual beings that can communicate through gestures and facial...
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10.23.2019
French research has just equipped itself with a new supercomputer called Jean Zay, one of the most powerful in Europe. What will this supercomputer change? How are France and Europe positioning...