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Physics - Mar 30
Physics
A palette of colours on a silver plate: that is what the world's first colour photograph looks like. It was taken by French physicist Edmond Becquerel in 1848. His process was empirical, never explained, and quickly abandoned.
Mathematics - Mar 25
Mathematics

Usain Bolt's 200m record has not been beaten for ten years and Florence Griffith Joyner's for more than thirty years.

Life Sciences - Mar 5
Life Sciences

Energy-dense food, obesity and compulsive food intake bordering addiction: the scientific literature has been pointing to connections between these for years.

Life Sciences - Mar 23
Life Sciences

As average temperatures rise every year, it is no longer rare to see plants flower as early as February.

Life Sciences - Mar 4
Life Sciences

Until now, archaeozoologists have been unable to reconstruct the earliest stages of domestication: the process of placing wild animals in captivity remained beyond their methodological reach 1 .


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Chemistry - Physics - 09.10.2015
Designing better catalysts using simple chemical concepts
Designing better catalysts using simple chemical concepts
Catalytic nanoparticles contain various sites: for instance, the sites C (center of a hexagonal facet; nine neighbors marked in yellow), E (edge between two hexagonal facets; seven neighbors in green) and K (kink, at the corner between three facets; six neighbors in purple). Atoms at edges and terraces appear in light and dark blue, respectively.

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 03.06.2015
UPMC Robotics on the Cover of Nature magazine
UPMC Robotics on the Cover of Nature magazine
Researchers at the Intelligent Systems and Robotics Institute (ISIR, a joint UPMC/CNRS structure) and colleagues from the University of Lorraine* are the cover story in Nature. Their work, published in the May 27, 2015 issue, show how robots can automatically adapt in less than two minutes when they have been damaged.

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