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10.21.2019
Whether they track animal populations, monitor air quality, or optimise our energy consumption, sensors are increasingly being used to study the environment. A great deal of research has been...
Slideshow
09.24.2019
Discover the 20 photos that won the La preuve par l’image (The Proof is in the picture) competition. The competition, which was organised this year by the CNRS and the francophone association for...
08.05.2019

Is art truly eternal? Paintings by History's greatest masters are affected by the passage of time. But scientists and curators have joined forces to figure out exactly what is causing the ageing...

Slideshow
08.02.2019
Wood is a living material. And this shows in paintings on wood, slowly cracking, bending and warping—the price to pay for being on public display under conditions that are often far from ideal. In...
Article
07.03.2019
On July 3, the CNRS Gold Medal was awarded to Thomas Ebbesen. We look back at the exceptional career of this specialist of light.
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Article
05.24.2019
Whether they come from plants or animals, sugars are increasingly replacing petroleum-derived products—a success they owe to their striking properties. CNRS News takes a closer look at these...
Opinion
05.10.2019
Would an antimatter orange have fallen on Newton's head like an apple? Physicists have not provided a serious answer to this question, for lack of being able to test it.
Article
04.26.2019
The relation between matter and antimatter has puzzled scientists and sparked experiments on a gigantic scale. The physicist Marie-Hélène Schune explains.