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08.01.2018
The Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli, 34 years old, with over a hundred scientific publications to his name, has just won the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal. We asked...
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07.31.2018
France took its place at the renowned plenary lectures of the International Congress of Mathematicians held in August in Brazil, during which the Fields Medal winners were announced.
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06.11.2018
An innovative strategy for decoding motor intention from brain signals—of particular value to the motor-impaired—now promises faster, more accurate detection of the movements intended by users.
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06.08.2018
Little is known about how bees select flowers and move among them. With high school students, the researcher Mathieu Lihoreau has developed an original device to elucidate the behaviour of these...
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05.23.2018
Computers, data centers, networks and the like now gobble up nearly 10% of the world’s electrical consumption—and the figure continues to rise. While there is no question of giving up the progress...
05.10.2018
The perception of odors remains in many ways a mystery. However, a research team in Nice (southeastern France) has perfected a new protocol for predicting the activation of an olfactory receptor by...
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01.24.2018
Prior to the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2018, held at the end of January in France, we asked Cécile Sakai, director of the French Research Institute on Japan, to provide an overview from...
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01.22.2018
The Earth hasn't always been the blue, hospitable planet it is today. On at least three occasions our planet was completely covered with ice. How did the Earth get into this state and, above all...
01.18.2018
An international research team has upgraded an imaging method able to unveil, in high-resolution 3D, the structure of layers below the surface of paintings and other objects, opening up new prospects...
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01.17.2018
From Egyptian harps to Roman cornua (trumpets), from Mesopotamian songs to Greek hymns, not to mention a wealth of vases, frescoes, statues, and tablets, testifying to the importance of music in...
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01.15.2018
Robots deployed in the North Atlantic Ocean have probed the rarely observed winter growth patterns of phytoplankton and established the starting point of the bloom periods of these microalgae, vital...
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01.12.2018
With their small size of several tens of centimeters and relatively low cost, nanosatellites—known as “CubeSats”—open up new scientific vistas. PicSat, launched on January 12, will be the first such...