BAKOUMBA, THE MANDRILL FOREST
The first-ever study of habituated mandrills
At the "Ondes et Matière’" laboratory in Aquitaine, soap bubbles have become a study subject for detecting instability and turbulence. The aim is to simulate flux and flows to create faithful models of vortexes comparable to natural phenomena such as cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons.
Insects, small-scale physics
At the Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI), under the direction of Jérôme Casas, biologists, ecologists and mathematicians work on physical ecology. They’re interested in the solid and fluid mechanics of insect life...
Margaret Buckingham, a biologist fascinated by development
Researcher Margaret Buckingham, a specialist in stem cells and in the formation of skeletal muscle and the heart, was awarded the 2013 CNRS Gold Medal.
The Stradivarius supremacy called into question
The recent publication of a study done in Paris shows that virtuosos couldn't tell the difference between a Stradivarius and new violins any better than if they guessed at random. Here is a photo report of an additional experiment carried out in New York and whose results will be published in the near future.
IN IMAGES - A temple for Nanosciences
The new nanoscience building at the Institut Néel in Grenoble is a unique facility in Europe. Fully isolated from external disturbances, it should open new perspectives in quantum information, crystallogenesis, microscopy, and nanofabrication.
LIVE FROM THE LABS - Tiny Particles that Bind
A new technique using nanoparticles to glue gels together holds exciting prospects for biomedical applications.
IN IMAGES - Mapping Petra's Secrets
Researcher Laïla Nehmé has just published the first ever
LIVE FROM THE LABS - Organic Solar Cells
Simple organic molecules could in the future become a cheaper and far greener alternative to silicon for producing solar panels, reveals a recent study by CNRS researchers...
Last update: April 22, 2014