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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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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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12.04.2017
The first results of the Microscope experiment have just been unveiled. Its objective is to test the equivalence principle, which states that in a vacuum, all bodies fall with the same speed....
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12.04.2017
Each year, the Stars of Europe competition rewards twelve French teams involved in European scientific collaborations. Among the 2017 laureates are three projects coordinated by CNRS researchers on...
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10.10.2017
On October 3, the Israeli government awarded the 2017 Samson Prize, Israel’s highest distinction for innovation, to Jean-Marie Tarascon, Professor at the Collège de France, director of the CNRS...
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09.27.2017
Two CNRS Gold Medals are awarded this year to physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour, whose research contributed to the first direct detection of gravitational waves. On the same day, the first...
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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...