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Life Sciences - 28.07.2022
Idoteas are the sea's bees
Idoteas are the sea’s bees
Are sea animals involved in the reproductive cycle of algae, like pollinating insects on dry land? Dispersal of the male gametes, or spermatia, of red algae generally relies on water movement, and up until now, scientists did not recognize the role played by animals.

Life Sciences - 27.07.2022
A methodological leap in the exploration of memory
A methodological leap in the exploration of memory
Neurons communicate with each other across synapses, areas of close contact where neurotransmitter molecules released from one neuron act on receptors embedded in the membrane of the opposite neuron.

Computer Science - Research Management - 12.07.2022
Release of largest trained open-science multilingual language model ever
Release of largest trained open-science multilingual language model ever
Language models are AI systems whose primary applications concern natural (i.e., human) language.

Innovation - 08.07.2022
Valeo and the CNRS sign a framework agreement to accelerate research and innovation in future mobility
Valeo and the CNRS sign a framework agreement to accelerate research and innovation in future mobility
The new framework agreement includes the launch of new research projects and theses and may also lead to the creation of joint laboratories.

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.07.2022

Life Sciences - 29.06.2022
Neuronal circuit serving social interaction
Neuronal circuit serving social interaction
The existence of a circuit of neurons innervating our skin that promotes interaction with other individuals has just been demonstrated by a team of researchers from the Institute of Functional Genomi

Laboratory - 22.06.2022
Launch of a new research and innovation interface on uranium
Launch of a new research and innovation interface on uranium
France's rising electricity needs, its energy independence and the decarbonisation of its energy mix are all challenges to which nuclear energy can provide a solution.

Innovation - Health - 16.06.2022
The CNRS 2022 Innovation Medal laureates
"In keeping with the CNRS's strategic technology transfer mission, the Innovation Medal rewards researchers who have successfully completed technology transfer," explains Jean-Luc Moullet, CNRS Deputy CEO for Innovation.

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.06.2022
DIADEM: an exploratory Priority Research Programme and Infrastructure linking materials and AI
The discovery of new materials is vital to meeting societal challenges relating to energy, transportation, the energy transition, the digital transition, and health.

Innovation - Computer Science - 07.06.2022
Vivatech 2022: the CNRS presents the challenges and technologies of the future
This year the CNRS has decided to feature at Vivatech those technologies that meet the challenges of the future in the fields of health, sustainability, and digital technology, especially through the 12 companies presented at its stand, all of which grew out of basic research results.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 30.05.2022
Launch of an exploratory Priority Research Programme and Equipment for data storage on DNA
The quantity of data stored worldwide is estimated to increase to 175 zettabytes 2 by 2025. If we were to store this data on Blu-ray discs, it would require 23 stacks from the Earth and the Moon.

Environment - 20.05.2022
Promoting diversity in forestry
Promoting diversity in forestry
Diversifying the species in forest plantations has a positive impact on the quality of woodlands. This is the result of an international study, involving a CNRS researcher 1 , published on May 20, 2022, in the journal Science .

Innovation - Materials Science - 06.05.2022
Launch of 3ALP, a public-private laboratory dedicated to the aluminium of the future
Launch of 3ALP, a public-private laboratory dedicated to the aluminium of the future
Parts that resist longer, processes that are both more economical and environmentally friendly, these are some of the key issues in metallurgy across all sectors of its application, especially with r

Materials Science - Chemistry - 03.05.2022
Arkema, the CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and CPE Lyon partner to design the batteries of the future
Arkema, the CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and CPE Lyon partner to design the batteries of the future
With electric cars, smartphones and laptop computers, the need for portable energy storage devices never ceases to increase.

Physics - Computer Science - 25.04.2022
The CNRS expands its presence in Canada
The positioning of the CNRS in Canada is based on a network of strong and coordinated cooperation with institutional and university actors on the federal level.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 21.04.2022
New materials for storing flammable industrial gases
New materials for storing flammable industrial gases
How do I store more, and better? This summarizes the challenge of transporting flammable gases. To ensure industrial safety, these gases must be handled at defined temperature and pressure conditions that do not allow for optimal storage and release cycles.

Environment - Social Sciences - 11.04.2022
FairCarboN, an exploratory Priority Research Programme and Infrastructure (PEPR) with sights set on carbon neutrality
To meet the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming by 2050 to well under 2° C, carbon neutrality must be achieved.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.04.2022

Environment - Social Sciences - 16.03.2022
OneWater, an exploratory Priority Research Programme and Infrastructure (PEPR) focused on a shared resource
OneWater, an exploratory Priority Research Programme and Infrastructure (PEPR) focused on a shared resource
Water is a shared resource meeting essential needs of ecosystems and human populations alike. It should not be considered a commodity serving only a few purposes.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2022
What lies behind a baby’s eyes
The way babies look at the world is a great mystery. What do they really see? What information do they get from seeing? One might think they look at things that stand out the most-by virtue of size or colour, for example.

History / Archeology - Innovation - 09.02.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 03.02.2022
Earth’s water was around before Earth
To understand how life emerged, scientists investigate the chemistry of carbon and water. In the case of water, they track the various forms, or isotopes, of its constituent hydrogen and oxygen atoms over the history of the universe, like a giant treasure hunt.

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 14.01.2022
Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare
Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare
Equids have played a key role in the evolution of warfare throughout history.

Environment - 13.01.2022
Reducing air pollution: policies that pay off
Reducing air pollution: policies that pay off
Every year in France, fine particle pollution (particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres 1 ) leads to the premature death of around 40,000 people.

Politics - 16.12.2021
Election campaigns and platforms do have an impact on public policy
Election campaigns and platforms do have an impact on public policy
Do election campaigns shape public policy as they are supposed to in a democracy? Do the laws passed during a mandate really address the issues debated during elections? For countries with political

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.12.2021

Environment - Social Sciences - 14.12.2021
CNRS and INRAE strengthen their scientific cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
CNRS and INRAE strengthen their scientific cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Antoine Petit, CNRS Chair & CEO, and Philippe Mauguin, INRAE Chair & CEO, recently signed a new five-year framework agreement to underline their research institutions' commitment to working even more closely together.

Computer Science - 07.12.2021
Cybermallix counter-attack against viruses and malware
Cybermallix counter-attack against viruses and malware
O    Malware, or malicious software, pirates our data, destroys our software and hard drives, and forces our computers to pour forth torrents of spam.

Innovation - Laboratory - 30.11.2021
Accelerating innovation: the CNRS creates its 200th LabCom
O    The CNRS is celebrating the creation of its 200th active joint laboratory bringing together the organisation and its academic partners with a company.

Chemistry - 24.11.2021
Tempera painting probed on the molecular scale
Tempera painting probed on the molecular scale
In contrast to the oil painting technique that supplanted it at the end of the 15th century, tempera painting, practiced on wood panels, walls or canvas has received little attention on the physico-chemical scale.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2021
Ocean sciences are essential in the fight against climate change
Full steam ahead toward the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)! On October 25, Ifremer, the CNRS and the IRD, with support from the Ocean & Climate Platform and ESA astronau

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 30.09.2021
CNRS showcases Antarctica in France Pavilion at Dubai World Expo
CNRS showcases Antarctica in France Pavilion at Dubai World Expo
From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, the CNRS will be in attendance at the Dubai World Expo's France Pavilion.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 29.09.2021
On the trail of ocean mercury
On the trail of ocean mercury
Mercury is released by coal combustion and mining activities to the atmosphere as a gaseous pollutant.

Innovation - Materials Science - 27.09.2021
Research comes together around the 3D printing of metal and ceramics
Research comes together around the 3D printing of metal and ceramics
O    High Energy Additive Manufacturing uses 3D printing to create original metal and ceramic objects, such as lightweight structures with properties that are unattainable using traditional processes.

History / Archeology - 15.09.2021
In northern Arabia, the monumental sculptures of the Camel Site date back to prehistoric times
In northern Arabia, the monumental sculptures of the Camel Site date back to prehistoric times
An exceptional rock art site in northern Arabia, the Camel Site consists of three rocky spurs in which a dozen life-sized camels and wild donkeys have been sculpted in relief.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 03.08.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.07.2021
WEAVE: an instrument to analyse the Universe's light
WEAVE: an instrument to analyse the Universe’s light
The WEAVE instrument, now being installed at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Canary Islands, Spain), will be able to observe nearly 1 000 astronomical objects simultaneously.
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