Astrophysicist and comet specialist Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd has been involved in the Rosetta project since its early stages. She shares her insight on this extraordinary space mission which is set to end this Friday September 30th.
Between hope, disappointment and spectacular progress, research on photovoltaic solar energy is rapidly gathering pace. We examine the most promising trends in this field with photovoltaic energy experts Daniel Lincot and Pere Roca i Cabarrocas.
Big Data As the massive amounts of data produced by research continue to increase exponentially, the issue of data storage has become crucial, both for preserving our scientific heritage and to enable their use by the scientific community.
Health Cancer does not affect all our organs in the same way. To understand this phenomenon, a new approach consists in considering each part of the body as an ecosystem. Frederic Thomas, co-author of a recent article on the subject which made the cover of Trends in Cancer, sheds light on this emerging...
Astronomy The Gaia mission team unveiled its catalogue of celestial bodies in our galaxy. This colossal inventory charts the positions and luminosities of over 1 billion objects in the Milky Way and beyond.
Oceanography Every fortnight, researchers at the Roscoff Marine Station set sail to chart the evolution of the coastal ecosystem. They take the pulse of a Channel subjected to the effects of climate change and human activities.
Research Today, researchers are still primarily evaluated on their contributions to articles published in scientific journals. But what is the real value of such contributions when there are several dozen or hundred authors on a single article, an increasingly common scenario? Sociologist David Pontille...
Artificial Intelligence The recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence have been impressive, as illustrated by the AlphaGo program's victory over world Go Champion Lee Se-dol. Yet there are still areas where algorithms do not surpass humans, such as translation. FranÃ§ois Yvon, a specialist on the topic,...
Bioacoustics Boats, helicopters, drilling platforms, sonar, wind turbines... Manmade noises are having a preoccupying impact on marine animals. Researchers are trying to learn more about noise pollution and its effects on wildlife. An international symposium on this subject was held September 20 in Paris.