Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
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Environment - Jul 6
What makes ships mysteriously slow down or even stop as they travel, even though their engines are working properly? This was first observed in 1893 and was described experimentally in 1904 without all the secrets of this "dead water" being understood. An interdisciplinary team from the CNRS and the University of Poitiers has explained this phenomenon for the first time: the speed changes in ships trapped in dead water are due to waves that act like an undulating conveyor belt on which the boats move back and forth.
Astronomy - Jul 2

Several interacting exoplanets have already been spotted by satellites. But a new breakthrough has been achieved with, for the first time, the detection directly from the ground of an extrasolar system of this type.

Pharmacology - Jun 29

Is the basic research that goes into the development of new drugs more efficiently conducted by public-sector scientists, pharmaceutical firms, or independent private laboratories? What role do each of these groups play in determining prices of innovative pharmaceuticals, which have risen steeply over the last years? To answer these questions, economists Francesca Barigozzi, of the University of Bologna, and Izabela Jelovac, of the CNRS, 1 designed and studied a model inspired by game theory.

Environment - Jun 25

Heatwaves are set to increase both in frequency and intensity in coming years, posing a threat to human health and well-being.

Health - Jun 22

Microbubbles are used every day as contrast agents in medical sonography, and are the subject of intense research for the delivery of therapeutic agents.

Environment - Jun 30

The CNRS and Mayotte's Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche (CUFR) have just approved the creation of a global ecology study site on the Mahoran archipelago.

Innovation - Jun 25

Sophie Brouard, Daniel Hissel, Arnaud Landragin and Franck Molina are the CNRS 2020 Innovation Medallists.

History - Jun 22

Today, Fiumicino in Italy is a busy airport, but 2,000 years ago this area was filled with boats - it was a large artificial harbour only a stone's throw from the ancient port of Rome (Ostia).

Earth Sciences - Jun 19
Earth Sciences

How did the continents form? Although to a certain extent this remains an open question, the oceanic plateau of the Kerguelen Islands may well provide part of the answer, according to a French-Australian team led by the Géosciences Environnement Toulouse laboratory (CNRS/Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier/IRD/CNES) 1 .

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