Successful landing for the OSIRIS-REx mission capsule containing samples taken from the asteroid Bennu in 2020. Re-read our interview with Patrick Michel, CNRS astrophysicist involved in OSIRIS-REx and scientific coordinator of the future Hera probe, scheduled for launch in 2024.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...