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01.08.2018
Among the thousands of exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, the world's largest consumer tech trade show, we put the spotlight on four young French start-ups that have come to...
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01.04.2018
China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative aims to connect the country with the Middle East, Africa and Europe, by land and sea, through a network of new “silk roads.” Economist Jean-François Huchet...
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12.20.2017
Three hundred years after tsar Peter the Great’s journey throughout Europe, we look back at the time he spent in France in 1717, which although not a diplomatic success, was filled with scientific...
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12.18.2017
Videos are now broadcast in very high definition, on devices ranging from large TV screens to smartphones. To keep up the pace, scientists are developing ultra-sophisticated image compression tools—...
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12.14.2017
On December 14, 2017, Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour received the CNRS Gold Medal, France's highest scientific distinction, during a ceremony at the Collège de France in Paris. Together, the...
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12.12.2017
An international research group has shown that today’s human activities are radically reshaping the way microbes circulate, with potential repercussions on the world’s ecosystems and inhabitants.
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07.02.2017
A new bioinformatics software, developed by a team of researchers from France and the Netherlands, is capable of establishing a genome map of the principal variants in the same viral population. This...
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06.30.2017
Taking a deep dive into our planet’s turbulent core 3000 kilometers below surface level, geophysicists have emerged with high-definition 3D simulations showing the hidden mechanisms that govern the...
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06.28.2017
French and Chinese scientists have hatched an innovative geochemical method that can be used on fossilized eggs to determine the incubation strategies of extinct species like the oviraptosaur—no...
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06.26.2017
Following the French Network for Asian Studies International Conference, which was held on June 26-28 at Sciences Po Paris, Sébastien Lechevalier and Rémi Madinier explain the value of focusing on a...
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06.19.2017
Today’s domestic cat is a descendant of the wildcats that inhabited the Middle East during the Neolithic age. Researchers at the Institut Jacques Monod have retraced its genetic footsteps for the...
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06.12.2017
The world now hosts more than thirty megacities—cities with more than 10 million inhabitants—a figure expected to reach fifty by 2050. CNRS researchers look at this important trend and its effects on...