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This month in science (October 2022)
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Hunting Martian auroras
10.02.2022
Astronomy Polar auroras are fascinating events that are regularly visible on Earth. Yet do they occur on other planets, such as Mars for example? And if so, how can they be observed? In this report, broadcast in partnership with the French daily Le Monde, scientists tracking these auroras have discovered another phenomenon that had never been described on the Red Planet so far.
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life digital article
When microrobots manipulate cells
10.20.2022
Robotics Robots measuring a few dozen micrometres are now capable of grasping, pushing, and even “feeling” cells! These astounding micromachines, designed at the French Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics, are already part of biomedical application projects.
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Global warming in France may be worse than thought
10.25.2022
Climate When adapting the IPCC's method for estimating global warming to the situation in France, scientists have found that the temperatures that can be expected in the country by the end of the century should be higher than thought. They could increase by as much as 3.8 °C by 2100, compared with the early 20th century, even in conditions of moderate greenhouse gas emissions.
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In Botswana, an amazing stream in the desert
10.25.2022
Environment Elephants, crocodiles, hippopotami… In Botswana, the Okavango delta is a real paradise for the local fauna during the flood, which lasts several months a year. In this documentary, published in collaboration with LeMonde.fr, a team of French...
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life article
Mini-organs with maximum potential
10.10.2022
Biology For the past ten years or so, biologists have been cultivating miniature versions of our organs in vitro. By imitating their structure and functions, these so-called organoids open the way to numerous applications, including drug testing, personalised medicine or improvements to cell therapy.
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digital article
One software, billions of possibilities
10.24.2022
Computer science The combination of all the options offered by a software program can reach mind-boggling numbers, with several thousand digits. Research has developed tools to manage this variability as best as possible.
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society article
All too often, the fate of scientists in exile is little known
10.24.2022
Interview For more than a century, France has had a tradition of offering asylum to researchers who are forced to flee their home countries, as is the case in Ukraine today. Pascale Laborier of the PAUSE national emergency asylum programme for scientists and artists in exile, who has organised an exhibition...
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Realities in the field are weaving the “New Silk Road”
10.10.2022
Geopolitics A set of economic and commercial goals, dubbed the “New Silk Road”, is one of China’s flagship development projects. CNRS News takes an analytical look at a network that is more complex and less unilateral in practice than one might think.
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digital article
Steganography: when content hides other content
10.20.2022
Computer science Less known than cryptography, steganography is another means of secretly sending a message by hiding it within other content. CNRS News investigates.
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Press Releases
4.10.2022
The 2022 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to Alain Aspect for his research on quantum physics
12.10.2022
Meet the winners of the 2022 CNRS Scientific Mediation Medal
4.10.2022
The CNRS and the University of Tokyo launch a new international research centre
4.10.2022
Chemotherapy: towards a simplified subcutaneous administration
21.10.2022
Marine protected areas combat the effects of climate change
20.10.2022
How can flying insects and drones tell up from down?
19.10.2022
How can digital data stored as DNA be manipulated?
17.10.2022
Neanderthals appear to have been carnivores
14.10.2022
Testosterone is an ally of macrophages in the battle against adrenal cancers
20.10.2022
Discovery of extracts from a lost astronomical catalogue
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