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What Makes our Continents Dance?
What forces move the tectonic plates of the Earth's surface? A team of geophysicists drawn primarily from two CNRS laboratories used a 3D simulation of our planet to answer this 50-year-old...
Computing the Cost of Computation
The new Jean-Zay supercomputer at the CNRS Institute for Development and Resources in Intensive Scientific Computing (IDRIS) is one of the instruments financed for the benefit of French researchers....
Simulation and Modeling: Less is More
To represent reality more accurately, is it better to simplify models and simulations or make them more complex? Specialist Frédéric Alexandre explains the latest developments and limits of current...
The Longest Proof in the History of Mathematics
Researchers use computers to create the world's longest proof, and solve a mathematical problem that had remained open for 35 years.
Great Apes, Great Neighbors?
How Many Sexes Are There?
Testing the Limits of Human Obedience
Bouncing Lasers off the Moon
Thomas Ebbesen: "I Feel like an Explorer"
How to Reconstruct the Sound of Notre-Dame?