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© CNRS Photothèque  /  Luc RONATPerfume Regained

It all began when an archaeologist specialising in Roman antiquity discovered the remains of perfume shops and, while going through them with a fine toothcomb, couldn’t help wondering whether perhaps the flasks might still contain traces of scent from the past...

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© CNRS ImagesMolecules from sunshine: The refinery of the future

The EuroBioRef project (European Multilevel Integrated Biorefinery Design for Sustainable Biomass Processing) coordinated by CNRS, France, deals with the entire process of transformation of biomass, from fields to final commercial products. It will involve 28 partners from 14 different countries into a highly collaborative work...

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Draconids Encounter 2011

October 2011, a team at the "Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Éphémérides", the French ‘Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation’, directed by Jérémie Vaubaillon, are making the final preparations for an international campaign to observe one of the most famous meteor showers, the Draconids, from the air...

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© CNRS Photothèque  /  Jean-Marc FADAYFaster than Light?

Neutrinos that travel faster than light? This seems to be the conclusion of the measurements performed by a team of researchers led by Dario Autiero, a CNRS researcher, as part of the OPERA international experiment.

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Golem Grad, the Reptiles Island

Golem Grad is a mysterious island in Macedonia where two fascinating and quite unique phenomena have occurred: the appearance of a new type of dice snake and of a population of homosexual turtles.

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Hydrogen at the Wheel

The use of fossil fuels takes part in the increase of greenhouse gases, and influences on the climate. Transports, especially cars, play an important part in this pollution...

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All About Glue

Glue doesn’t only exist in our daily life : it’s also an unknown scientific problem. The idea of this film is to make people rediscover something as banal as glue, which is the object of important questionings.

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100% Conductive: Superconductors

On the 8th April 1911, whilst observing mercury at the temperature of liquid helium -269°C, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered a new and surprising physics phenomenon: superconductivity!

Bonus: "8th April 1911, The Coldest Day…"

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Spotlight on San Paintings

South Africa has one of the richest rock art heritages in the world. Thousands of paintings and engravings are a testament to the artistic talent of the San people.
To further the understanding of these paintings, a team of French and South African scientists carried out the first campaign in this country to analyse rock paintings in situ using a Raman spectrometer.

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What If Biodiversity Disappeared?

This video looks at what would hsappen in our everyday lives should biodiversity disappear. A story seen through the eyes and imagination of a child who sees an ordinary world lose all the goods and services that biodiversity offers, an unexpected scenario for the child and no doubt for us as well...

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