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07.03.2019
On July 3, the CNRS Gold Medal was awarded to Thomas Ebbesen. We look back at the exceptional career of this specialist of light.
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...
06.17.2019
Since the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral on 15 April, many scientists have volunteered their expertise to aid in its restoration. We talked to Philippe Dillmann and Martine Regert, leaders of...
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05.24.2019
Whether they come from plants or animals, sugars are increasingly replacing petroleum-derived products—a success they owe to their striking properties. CNRS News takes a closer look at these...
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04.26.2019
The relation between matter and antimatter has puzzled scientists and sparked experiments on a gigantic scale. The physicist Marie-Hélène Schune explains.
02.21.2019
This February, the world’s leading experts in ancient materials research convened in Paris for the World Meeting on Heritage, Sciences and Technologies. For Loïc Bertrand, director of the IPANEMA...
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01.24.2019
Whether wild or domesticated, beehives have been used by humans for thousands of years. Representations and archaeological traces since prehistory and technical treatises for historical periods have...
01.23.2019
Artificial intelligence has turned into a surprising, but effective ally in the fight against cyberbullying, a phenomenon that primarily involves teenagers.
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01.22.2019
ERCcOMICS, a European communications project initiated to promote science to the general public, was featured at the 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival. Many comics were printed for the...
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01.17.2019
Social factors permeate our lives, even affecting the inner world of our dreams. Long a favoured field of examination in psychoanalysis, and more recently the neurosciences, the workings of the...
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01.16.2019
On September 28th, the city of Palu in Indonesia was struck by a violent tsunami that claimed thousands of victims. An international team of scientists was dispatched on-site to better understand the...
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01.14.2019
The recent discovery of Neanderthal paintings raises questions about the emergence of the status of artist in the history of humanity.