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Opinion
04.09.2018
The debate surrounding the development of autonomous weapons is skewed by the particularly stressful nature of the arguments. Yet to be able to adopt a position on the topic, it is essential to have...
Opinion
03.16.2018
The Meltdown and Spectre attacks made the headlines in early 2018, and highlighted the security flaws that make computer processors vulnerable to attack. The specialist Clémentine Maurice examines...
03.02.2018
Beyond financial transactions, cryptocurrency stands out by its social organization based on complete decentralization, which has allowed it to develop up to now. But will it help it to survive?
Opinion
02.14.2018
Every year, huge amounts of explosives are used worldwide to build roads, extract minerals, or put satellites into orbit. Yet the processes currently in use disperse large quantities of lead into the...
Opinion
02.13.2018
Do we really only use 10% of our brains? Although many people believe it, there is absolutely no scientific evidence backing this claim. So why is neuroscience often prone to misinterpretation?
Opinion
02.02.2018
Why does a disease affect one gender more than the other? Why is autism misdiagnosed in women? Sociologist Mathieu Arbogast, project manager at the CNRS's Mission for Women's Integration,...
Opinion
01.29.2018
What advantages does hydrogen have that could make it a key component of our future energy mix? What are the obstacles to be overcome? Daniel Hissel, a respected hydrogen specialist and recent winner...