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Black holes and neutron stars meet up with a bang
The LIGO and Virgo observatories have announced the very first sightings of the merger of a black hole and a neutron star. These discoveries should help gain a better understanding of how these...
How optogenetics has restored partial sight to a blind patient
Thanks to gene therapy and the use of adapted spectacles, a blind patient is now able to distinguish the shape of objects to recognise, count and grasp them. José-Alain Sahel, the lead author of this...
Thomas Ebbesen: "I Feel like an Explorer"
On Tuesday November 26, Thomas Ebbesen was awarded the CNRS Gold Medal, one of France's highest scientific distinctions. The author of several groundbreaking discoveries, the French-Norwegian...
Thomas Ebbesen: Shedding Light on Light
On July 3, the CNRS Gold Medal was awarded to Thomas Ebbesen. We look back at the exceptional career of this specialist of light.
Capturing the Sun in a Cell
The photovoltaic industry has secured its role as a major contender in energy transition, whose economic and social stakes are now higher than ever. Researchers from the Lyon-based Institute of...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Scientists are honing their weapons to fight Covid-19
Biodiversity loss and climate change must be addressed together
Research on HIV has reached a turning point
Investigating one of the cradles of humankind
InSight probes the Martian interior