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Newsletter July 2016

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This month in science (July 2016)
space article
Juno to Unlock Jupiter's Secrets
06.27.2016
Astronomy More than 20 years after Galileo, it is now Juno's turn to observe the largest planet of our Solar System. This close encounter will go beyond the simple observation of its moons to gather precious information about Jupiter's mysterious interior and deep atmosphere.
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society article
Paris Attacks: What Will We Remember?
06.15.2016
Interview Called "13 Novembre" (November 13th), a large-scale research program on the construction of memory will collect and analyze the accounts of 1000 people who were more or less directly affected by the attacks, over a period of 12 years. Historian Denis Peschanski and neuropsychologist Francis Eustache explain the program’s objectives.
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life article
A Biomolecular Kaleidoscope
06.20.2016
Microbiology A new microfluidic method offers a radical shortcut for decoding biomolecular processes, thus paving the way for faster medical tests and diagnostics.
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life article
society
Whatever Happened to Baby Dory?
07.01.2016
Cinema Dory, Nemo’s neighbor, is back on our screens in a sequel that focuses on her short-term memory loss. Pascale Piolino, a memory specialist, gives a more precise diagnosis and hypothesizes on the possible causes of this amnesia.
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digital article
Should Driverless Cars also Be Borderless?
06.29.2016
Automation Autonomous cars are gradually becoming a reality, but beyond national divergences in highway codes, these vehicles will also need to adapt their driving styles to the local habits of different countries.
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life billet
matter
Biomass: Chemistry's New Eldorado?
06.06.2016
Chemistry Why not use organic waste from domestic refuse to make tomorrow's cosmetics and plastics? Ongoing research by chemistry labs in this area could turn biomass into a plausible alternative to petroleum chemistry.
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matter article
space
New Gravitational Wave Detections for LIGO-Virgo
06.15.2016
astrophysics Less than four months after the first-ever detection of gravitational waves, a new merger of black holes has been observed by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration.
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matter billet
space
A Gravitational Wave Detector in Space
06.10.2016
Astronomy A few months after the first detection of gravitational waves, the success of the Lisa Pathfinder mission paves the way for an ambitious space project that will make it possible to observe the collisions of giant black holes. Physicist Eric Plagnol explains.
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society article
Sound in the City
06.08.2016
Acoustics For a long time, audio analysis was virtually non-existent in the world of research. Now, with the emergence of sound studies, architects, sociologists, historians and others are studying the sounds of everyday life, offering a different perspective on the space we occupy and how we use it.
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life billet
From Father Models to Model Fathers
06.16.2016
Ethology In nature, females are generally more involved in parental care than males, but this situation is far from universal. Biologist Frank Cézilly shares the findings of a recent survey on paternal instinct.
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digital article
Bringing the Ancient Port of Rome Back to Life
06.24.2016
Archaeology Researchers have virtually unearthed what was once the largest port on the Mediterranean, now buried beneath the sand, and set its waters in motion once again. Their work has answered a question that has haunted archaeologists for many years.
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