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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...
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