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Digital Technology Becomes Central to Life in Confinement
What would we do without them? Digital tools allow a majority of people under confinement to palliate the imposed seclusion, continue working or studying and find entertainment. At the same time, due...
For the Love and Hate of Smartphones
In a recently-published essay entitled "The Third Brain,” the researcher Pierre-Marc de Biasi alerts us to our increasing dependency on the smartphone, an "intrusive, manipulative and...
Securing Processors after Meltdown and Spectre
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...
Biometrics: Identification in Action
After fingerprints, face or iris scans, researchers are now exploring new biometric identification methods, based this time on the very unique way we move or interact with our smartphones.
Probing the hidden side of thunderstorms
How Many Sexes Are There?
An Ultra-fast Saliva Test to Detect Covid-19
Black holes of the third kind
The astrophysicist Françoise Combes receives the CNRS 2020 Gold Medal
New tools to help “predict” forest fires