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From the compressed air bugle to the geophone, discover the photos from the innovation archives established by Jean Perrin, the physicist who founded the CNRS. These images and many others will be...
Saving Afghanistan's Incredible Heritage
For nearly a century, the French Archaeological Delegation in Afghanistan (DAFA) has been drawing up an inventory of the archaeological heritage of one of the world’s most unstable countries. Some...
Science and Peace
While science has historically been associated with war, scientists have long advocated for peace. Thus in July 1957 the first “Conference on Science and World Affairs” brought together a number of...
Laboratories at War
From wide usage of machine guns to poison gas attacks, World War I was the first conflict that showed the importance of scientific leadership, for the best and for the worst.
The Legacy of World War I
The war left Europe devastated and bankrupt. It radically changed the world, giving rise to a new economic, political, and cultural order.
Protective Mask Recycling Offers Promise
The Birth of Color Photography
Nero’s Rotating Dining Room
When Architecture Mimics Nature
Basic Science is the Best Protection Against Epidemics
Delaying the Epidemic to Help the System Adapt