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11.20.2019

About 90% of the digital information that exists today was created in the past two years. Finding new materials able to capture this expanding digital world—and that are less energy-hungry—has...

11.19.2019

What if we could power our vehicles with metal powder? Aluminium and magnesium have the same energy density as fossil fuels and the waste—metal oxydes—can be recycled with concentrated solar...

10.24.2019

To study neutrinos, some the most elusive particles known to physics, an international team of researchers and engineers are building an ambitious detector called KM3NeT at the bottom of the...

08.05.2019

Is art truly eternal? Paintings by History's greatest masters are affected by the passage of time. But scientists and curators have joined forces to figure out exactly what is causing the ageing...

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05.28.2019

The queen termite can lay some 40,000 eggs every day for 40 years. So what is her secret? A team of researchers from France and South Africa is trying to recreate a termite's nest in the lab to...

04.17.2019

Using Nature as a model for better robots? A team of bioroboticists in the South of France have created, for the first time, an autonomous six-legged robot able to—without using GPS—find its way...

03.22.2019

Flying an airplane into a thunderstorm may not sound like a good idea. Unless you are a physicist. Scientists from the Exaedre project have led an exceptional mission to study the physics of...

03.14.2019

Due to climate change, the Argentière glacier in the French Alps has been losing a metre of thickness every year for the past 30 years. A team of scientists has equipped the icy giant with more...

02.15.2019

Most professional pianists believe that their unique way of playing—posture, fine hand movements—defines a specific piano sound. A team of researchers and professional piano players are testing...

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...