Wood, stone, iron and lead: what do we know about the materials used to build Notre-Dame and the construction techniques employed at the time? Should they be replicated? And which tests that were previously impossible to carry out are now within reach?
RoboticsFrom the research lab... to the game room! A team of robotics scientists has developed powerful algorithms that secure drone flights so well that anyone can fly them without fear of crashing. The tech startup Drone Interactive tapped into the basic science shaped at the GIPSA-Lab in the French Alps where researchers and engineers are working on the future of flying robots.
environmental sciences Invisible, and yet everywhere. Mercury is present in the atmosphere, oceans, and even in our plates! Since the adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in 2013, 128 countries have been striving to limit the spread of this pollutant. However, the complex dynamics of mercuryâ€”which passes from...
Health After several years of decline, malaria is seeing a resurgence. Following the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which was recently held in France, the economist Josselin Thuilliez explains what resources should be implemented to combat these...
Acoustics The great organ, which was partially spared by the fire, is not the only thing that resounds within Notre-Dame. CNRS researchers are trying to reconstruct the cathedral's sound environment during different periods, providing a resource for assessing the impact of restoration work on its acoustics.
paleogenetics What if the secrets of the origins of humanity were hidden in the DNA of the Papuan people? The Papuan Past project combines archaeological and genomic approaches to shed light on how human populations settled and adapted in Papua New Guinea over the past 50 millennia.
History Long seen as being totally isolated, the medieval societies of Sub-Saharan Africa were on the contrary highly connected to one another as well as to other parts of the world, as recently demonstrated by the GlobAfrica research programme.