The Mars 2020 mission is scheduled to launch at the end of July. Its goal is to land the Perseverance rover on the Red Planet and collect samples in the hope of finding signs of past life.
Highly flexible, environmentally friendly, with the agility of a human hand or the ability to interact in groups... Portraits of five incredibly talented robots that could soon make a debut in the fields of health, industry, and underwater exploration.
Chemistry Can specially trained dogs be used for coronavirus screening? A research team in northeastern France is investigating the premise that the canine sense of smell can help prevent the emergence of new outbreaks.
Engineering The relief of patients suffering from Covid-19 requires technical gestures that can contribute to the exhaustion of healthcare staff. The ExoTurn project seeks to help them through the use of exoskeletons.
Ethology As we have learned in these times of social distancing, living in close-knit communities can be, in certain cases, quite detrimental to individuals! An international team of researchers is studying Canadian ground squirrels to understand how their social organisation affects their health.Â
Chemistry A new method, as quick and simple as a breathalyser, was recently tested to detect Covid-19 via the molecules present in exhaled air. Beyond the current pandemic, this could open new avenues for the detection of respiratory pathologies.