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10.19.2020
A magic device of sorts, the universal automatic translators of science fiction enable human and extra-terrestrial civilisations to communicate effortlessly and with no previous learning. Some...
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10.08.2020
Like us, embryonic cells communicate to take decisions and thus transform from a fertilised egg to an embryo with a well-defined shape. Scientists have recently demonstrated the diversity of their...
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09.20.2020
Covering some 15 million hectares, France’s woodlands are the third-largest in Europe. Scientists from the SPE in Corsica are developing firefighting tools to help preserve this resource.
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07.23.2020
The relief of patients suffering from Covid-19 requires technical gestures that can contribute to the exhaustion of healthcare staff. The ExoTurn project seeks to help them through the use of...
07.22.2020
Highly flexible, environmentally friendly, with the agility of a human hand or the ability to interact in groups... Portraits of five incredibly talented robots that could soon make a debut in the...
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06.25.2020
Sophie Brouard, Daniel Hissel, Arnaud Landragin and Franck Molina are the CNRS 2020 Innovation Medallists. Since 2011, the CNRS Innovation Medal rewards figures whose exceptional research work has...
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05.18.2020
French scientists have set up a multidisciplinary, large-scale virtual screening project that should enable them, during the next 18 months, to look at 1.5 billion small molecules in order to...
05.06.2020
The Paris-based ISC-PIF Institute has published a series of maps generated from automated analysis of all scientific publications devoted to Covid-19. Its director explains the value of these...
05.04.2020
The computer scientist Claire Mathieu explains how graph theory can help model the propagation of Covid-19, and assess the relevance of several confinement scenarios.