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02.17.2020
Whether mobile or far from any electrical outlets, the wireless sensors that form the Internet of Things have specific needs. By harvesting ambient energy – thermal, mechanical or luminous – they can...
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02.17.2020
For the first time since it was created in 2001, the Global Forum on TB Vaccines will be held in France, and more specifically in Toulouse, from 20 to 22 April 2021. The promoters of the French...
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02.07.2020
On February 10, the European spacecraft Solar Orbiter will launch and head for the Sun, with the aim of unravelling some of the mysteries surrounding the physics of our star.
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02.01.2020
Inaugurated in 1869, the Suez Canal was not just a technical achievement that connected the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, the East to the West. This symbol of European imperialism, which was built by...
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01.30.2020
After Brexit, the UK, a key scientific partner of France and the CNRS, will have to review the basic principles of its membership of the European research community.
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01.26.2020
Our conception of innovation has changed radically in recent decades, with an approach based on human well-being replacing the technocentric ideology of the 1990s, believes the economist Sébastien...
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06.30.2019
From the compressed air bugle to the geophone, discover the photos from the innovation archives established by Jean Perrin, the physicist who founded the CNRS. These images and many others will be...
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06.28.2019
In 1927, the physicist Jean Perrin founded the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology (IBPC), a multidisciplinary centre where scientists could dedicate themselves to their research full time. The...
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06.27.2019
Providing an overview of our knowledge of the brain and its illnesses, and describing some of the major challenges for neurosciences over the next twenty years, are the twin ambitions of the...
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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06.12.2019
Since 1981, the surveys conducted every ten years by the European Values Study programme have assessed the values and beliefs of Europe’s citizens. To mark the launch of the book La France des...