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Unveiling the Secrets of Notre Dame’s Materials
Wood, stone, iron and lead: what do we know about the materials used to build Notre-Dame and the construction techniques employed at the time? Should they be replicated? And which tests that were...
Helping Artworks withstand Museums
Wood is a living material. And this shows in paintings on wood, slowly cracking, bending and warping—the price to pay for being on public display under conditions that are often far from ideal. In...
Notre Dame: Research Steps In
Since the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral on 15 April, many scientists have volunteered their expertise to aid in its restoration. We talked to Philippe Dillmann and Martine Regert, leaders of...
Wood: a Material for the Future?
It seems industrial actors swear solely by concrete or the latest composite materials. Yet a billion years ago, nature invented a revolutionary material with striking properties: wood. It can not...
How Many Sexes Are There?
A World within a World
The Turbulent History of the Suez Canal
European Research and Brexit
Solar Orbiter Blasts Off for the Sun