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Computing the Cost of Computation
The new Jean-Zay supercomputer at the CNRS Institute for Development and Resources in Intensive Scientific Computing (IDRIS) is one of the instruments financed for the benefit of French researchers....
Two researchers have developed a new method for multiplying very large numbers. A potentially historic advance for computer science.
Securing Processors after Meltdown and Spectre
The Meltdown and Spectre attacks made the headlines in early 2018, and highlighted the security flaws that make computer processors vulnerable to attack. The specialist Clémentine Maurice examines...
Mapping the Subway's Microbiome
A vast international study is being undertaken to classify, using metagenomics, the bacteria that dwell in the underground transport systems of 50 cities across the globe.
Biometrics: Identification in Action
After fingerprints, face or iris scans, researchers are now exploring new biometric identification methods, based this time on the very unique way we move or interact with our smartphones.
Probing the hidden side of thunderstorms
How Many Sexes Are There?
“Making Decisions is not a Scientist’s Job”
Black holes of the third kind
The astrophysicist Françoise Combes receives the CNRS 2020 Gold Medal
New tools to help “predict” forest fires