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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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01.08.2018
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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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—...
11.10.2017
When natural or human-induced disasters strike, emergency services have to race against the clock to bring timely support to populations in trouble. First off the blocks are crisis-mappers—like those...
11.09.2017
The Palace of Versailles has always been enlarged and converted to meet the needs of each successive sovereign. The Verspera project aims to create a 3D model of the Palace as it was throughout the...
10.02.2017
As "Blade Runner 2049" hits cinemas across the world this month, Sandra Laugier revisits the philosophical implications of the original film by Ridley Scott, which came out in 1982. In the...
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07.31.2017
Monaco Explorations' research vessel Yersin has set sail for a round-the-world mission to study the state of the world's oceans, terminating in 2020. Among a host of scientific projects, it...
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07.25.2017
Ahead of the 9th International Conference on HIV Research which ended last week in Paris, UNAIDS published its latest figures on the epidemic. 1 million people died of AIDS in 2016, and 1.8 million...
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07.23.2017
A permanent cure for AIDS is now the prime objective of scientists who are tracking the virus’s “reservoir cells” and immersing themselves in its molecular mechanisms… Serious leads for the...
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07.11.2017
In the summertime, our bodies are more visible, becoming an important concern in a society that idealizes physical “perfection.” Is this a recent phenomenon? And what are the downsides of this cult...
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07.09.2017
Tattoos, an immensely popular fashion accessory at the start of the 21st century, in fact reach all the way back to the Neolithic Age. Anthropologist Sébastien Galliot explains the history and...
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07.06.2017
The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017) was held in Toulouse on July 9-14. Dimitri Peaucelle, a researcher at the LAAS (Laboratory for Analysis and...