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01.28.2019

For amputees, controlling a robotic prosthesis is far from a perfect solution. It can take months of training before they can perform basic day to day operations. In France, a team of researchers...

10.01.2018

If we are to one day communicate naturally with robots, they will need to master not only speech, but also the subtle yet essential rules of non-verbal communication such as posture and eye...

06.19.2018

Observing the world at the nanometer scale has always been a challenge. Chemists, biologists, physicists and computer scientists worked together to develop a technique so that we can today...

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06.06.2018

The advent of digital photography has rendered film obsolete. Photo studios either sell their negatives to salvage the tiny amounts of silver contained in their coating or they just burn...

05.28.2018

Who built this fortress? When and for what goal? Protected by walls six meters high, with no visible entrance, the ruins of Loropeni in South-Western Burkina Faso raise more questions than answers...

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05.17.2018

For over 200 years, a piece of musical history has remained hidden within registers of luthiers, string instrument specialists. These aged yellow...

05.09.2018

The world's most reflective mirrors, which reflect 99.9999% of incident light, were developed by a French laboratory. Discover the manufacturing secrets of these essential components of...

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04.05.2018

The French Institute of Pondicherry houses thousands of manuscripts related to the worship of the God Shiva, one of the most important theistic traditions of India. We take you to the heart of...