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What is 5G for?

As mobile operators offer the first 5G subscriptions to the general public, this new standard for telecommunications raises doubts and resistance. The CNRS senior researcher Philippe Owezarski presents the issues involved.

Posté le 21-01-2021 | 20:01

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Submarine cable surveys seismic fault offshore Mount Etna

Last October, as a fresh eruption broke out on Mount Etna, an unprecedented marine expedition was underway just a few kilometres from the volcano. Its goal was to gain a better understanding of the processes at work at a major submarine seismic fault, using a laser interferometry technique never previously used for that purpose.

Posté le 18-01-2021 | 20:01

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Pangloss: lending an ear to rare languages

A unique collection of sound archives of rare and endangered languages is now accessible to all on the Pangloss website. Several thousand tales and stories in more than 170 languages, collected and documented by dedicated linguists, are now available in audio.

Posté le 17-01-2021 | 20:01

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Sensors, the other quantum revolution

Medicine, civil engineering, telecommunications, natural resources management... Quantum sensors offering both unique sensitivity and accuracy are about to revolutionise detection in a number of fields.

Posté le 13-01-2021 | 13:01

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Will hydrogen keep its promise?

Will hydrogen be the foundation for the clean energy of the future? Daniel Hissel, who was awarded the 2020 CNRS Gold Medal, provides an overview of existing capabilities, as well as present challenges.

Posté le 11-01-2021 | 14:01

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No social distancing in borderless Amazonia

The Archaeologist Stéphen Rostain gives his perspective on how 13,000 years of history have shaped how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the Amazon.

Posté le 11-01-2021 | 14:01

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Why do women football players earn less?

In a new book, Luc Arrondel and Richard Duhautois, researchers at the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and the CNAM, respectively, tackle the issue of unequal pay between women and men in the world of football.

Posté le 22-12-2020 | 20:12

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How to improve care for anosmia patients?

Loss of smell, one of the effects of Covid-19, has a real impact on people's social lives, who sometimes suffer from isolation or depression. Three specialists share their insight and call for better medical care.

Posté le 21-12-2020 | 21:12

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Tracking the bluefin tuna

Despite their size, weighing as much as hundreds of kilos, bluefin tuna are difficult to study. Researchers have developed instruments to monitor these animals’ migrations as well as various physiological parameters, including those linked to their reproduction.

Posté le 20-12-2020 | 22:12

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Hayabusa2 brings back asteroid dust

On the night of 5-6 December, a very special package landed in the South Australian desert region of Woomera. It contained samples of dust brought back from asteroid Ryugu, after a long journey by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft. These tiny grains of material should speak volumes about the earliest moments of the Solar System.

Posté le 16-12-2020 | 21:12

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