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Laureates of the CNRS Medal of Innovation 2017
On June 15, the CNRS Medal of Innovation will be awarded to Raphaèle Herbin, Jean-Pierre Nozières, Jean-Marie Tarascon and Jamal Tazi. The medal is given in recognition of outstanding research in...
Are Digital Devices Robbing our Memories?
We are increasingly relying on digital devices to record information in our place. While such use of digital technologies might free up our brain to focus on other tasks, is there not a long-term...
Reconsidering the Legacy of French Automatons
What if our computers and robots originated in 18th century France and a little-known technological revolution that involved trying to create mechanical reproductions of the living? The Canadian...
The Rise and Fall of Innovation
France’s Bi-Bop phone network, Sony’s MiniDisc, or the MessagePad are among the many examples of innovations that sank into oblivion—although some manage to re-emerge at some point. How should these...
The Sound of 18th-Century Paris
Does Big Data Cause Pollution?
Unlocking the Secrets of Four-Strand DNA
Rare Earths, and Afterwards?
France in 2019: More Critical, More Altruistic