Scanning volcanoes to better identify their weaknesses: this groundbreaking work is made possible by muon telescopes, a new technology developed a mere ten years ago and now in operation on La SoufriĂ¨re volcano in Guadeloupe.
On June 15, the CNRS Medal of Innovation will be awarded to RaphaĂ¨le Herbin, Jean-Pierre NoziĂ¨res, Jean-Marie Tarascon and Jamal Tazi. The medal is given in recognition of outstanding research in fields related to technology, medicine or the social sciences.
nanoscience The worldâ€™s first molecule-car raceâ€”the Nanocar Raceâ€”was held on 28-29 April at the CEMES in Toulouse and was broadcast live on YouTube. We met Christian Joachim, senior researcher at the CNRS and organizer of this historic event.
Neurology While we identify odors as being pleasant or unpleasant, we are seldom aware of the complexity of the sensations that they trigger. Researchers are set to fill the gap by investigating this â€śchemical sense,â€ť whose characteristics and potential applications, from molecular modeling to disease...
Computer science Algorithms are increasingly present in our daily lives and decision-making processes. Yet in the era of big data and artificial intelligence, the lack of transparency of some automated data processing could threaten the rule of law and democracy. Computer scientist David Monniaux deciphers the...
Developmental biology Ascidians are strange little marine invertebrates shaped like wineskins that can quickly grow new tissue after suffering serious injury. The biological mechanisms underlying this process have barely been studied, but their investigation may provide precious insights for regenerative medicine.
Chemistry Chemists have revamped the traditional mortar and pestle technology by developing mechanochemical processes that make it possible to avoid solvents and their toxicity. Another step towards green chemistry.
Neuroscience However mysterious and uncontrollable, dreaming is a brain activity like any other, and one that researchers can look into. Interview with neurologist and sleep specialist Isabelle Arnulf.