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This month in science (February 2020)
space article
How to Deflect a Killer Asteroid
02.25.2020
astrophysics The internationally renowned astrophysicist Patrick Michel has recently been appointed head of the Hera space mission, which will analyse the effects of the collision of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impactor with an asteroid. This will be the first time the deflection of an asteroid has ever been attempted.
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society article
Is Menopause a Social Construct?
02.26.2020
Sociology Far from being a universal experience, menopause may also be a social construct which, by focusing attention on female ageing, could shed light on gender-based social relations in Western society. An interview with the sociologist Cécile Charlap, author of a book on the issue.
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society article
"Our objective: 100% publications in open access"
02.25.2020
Open Science The CNRS Chairman and CEO, Antoine Petit, presented the organisation's roadmap for open science during the second annual French national open science days (JNSO) late last year. Chief Research Officer Alain Schuhl, who is in charge of implementing this programme at the CNRS, provides explanations.
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Also this month
matter article
digital
Harvesting Energy for the Internet of Things
02.17.2020
Engineering Whether mobile or far from any electrical outlets, the wireless sensors that form the Internet of Things have specific needs. By harvesting ambient energy – thermal, mechanical or luminous – they can provide their own power supply.
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space video
digital
A Camera of Cosmic Proportions
02.24.2020
Astronomy The LSST, or Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is about to conduct a 10-year survey of the sky. It will deliver a 500 petabyte set of images and data products that will address some of the most pressing questions about the structure and evolution of the Universe and the objects in it.
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life article
Tuberculosis Vaccines: France to Host the Sixth Global Forum in 2021
02.17.2020
Health For the first time since it was created in 2001, the Global Forum on TB Vaccines will be held in France, and more specifically in Toulouse, from 20 to 22 April 2021. The promoters of the French candidacy, Isabelle Saves and Olivier Neyrolles at the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology...
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society article
The Turbulent History of the Suez Canal
02.01.2020
History Inaugurated in 1869, the Suez Canal was not just a technical achievement that connected the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, the East to the West. This symbol of European imperialism, which was built by the Frenchman Ferdinand de Lesseps, was the source of tension for more than a century, as recounted...
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space article
Solar Orbiter Blasts Off for the Sun
02.07.2020
astrophysics On February 10, the European spacecraft Solar Orbiter will launch and head for the Sun, with the aim of unravelling some of the mysteries surrounding the physics of our star.
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society article
European Research and Brexit
01.30.2020
Research policy After Brexit, the UK, a key scientific partner of France and the CNRS, will have to review the basic principles of its membership of the European research community.
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And the latest from the CNRS
Press Releases
14.02.2020
PTSD and resilience after trauma: the role of memory suppression
13.02.2020
Oceans: particle fragmentation plays a major role in carbon sequestration
27.01.2020
How widespread is illegal fishing? Albatrosses are helping us with the answer
11.02.2020
Unusual DNA structures involved in neuron ageing
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