Pollution, water temperature, oxygen levels... Scallops and other bivalves represent invaluable archives of the environment and climate. Researchers from Brittany, who were behind this discovery, have been roaming the seas to study them. An invitation this summer in Brest to discover the research they conduct at the poles, which is presented as part of the Arctic Blues exhibition.
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 presented this summer at the Rencontres dâ€™Arles, as part of the La saga des inventions (The Saga of Inventions) exhibition co-produced by the CNRS, in partnership with the Archives nationales.
Innovative techniques for decontaminating water herald the water treatment plants of the future. Here are a few of the processes that were presented this past July at the Engineering Goes Green conference in Paris.
Chemistry 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 of artwork and find a solution to save this heritage for generations to come.
BioacousticsSperm whales spend most of their lives hunting in the depths of the sea. To study them, a team of researchers used a floating autonomous ship equipped with microphones and a sound card so powerful that it can locate the animals with pinpoint accuracy.
Anthropology From sport as spectacle to sport as a source of wellness, aggressiveness to a sense of teamwork, unbridled marketing to the democratization of facilities, and male chauvinism to a coeducational spirit, what values and weaknesses of todayâ€™s societies does sport reveal?
Computer science 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. How does one go about purchasing such a device? And what role will it play in artificial...
Psychology Big brothersâ€”rather than big sistersâ€”tend to get in the way of kids picking up verbal skills, reveals a new study on the effect of siblings on language development in young French children.
Sociology Social networks, everyday conversations, political discourse, the media, the artsâ€¦ No form of communication is immune to stereotypes. Although sometimes evoked for the purpose of humour, they are often intended to be stigmatising. Paradoxically, they can also trigger a desire for complexity. The...