a collection of online multimedia animations on the CNRS website

Image part du nucléaire dans l'électricité en France

Nuclear energy figures worldwide

Computer graphic presentation in six maps of nuclear energy figures worldwide and of the share of nuclear energy in international electricity production: uranium production and reserves, nuclear reactors in operation throughout the world, reactors under construction, decommissioned reactors, global uranium enrichment capacity and depleted uranium stocks worldwide.

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Nuclear Energy

Coinciding with France's ongoing debate on energy transition, the CNRS/sagascience collection releases a report on the current state of nuclear energy.
This multimedia report is structured around four main themes: discovery of natural radioactivity; nuclear energy production; social aspects of nuclear energy in the wake of Fukushima; future energy production, fuel reprocessing and waste storage technologies.

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Image Climate

The Earth's climate

Why is it that life on Earth as we know it would not have been possible without the natural "greenhouse effect"? Why do we have seasons? What exactly is solar radiation, the driving force behind the climate? How do atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns determine terrestrial climates? How do the planet's major biomes depend on the climate?

All these questions are answered in a multimedia animation enlivened with computer graphics, interactive maps, films and photos.

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Greening the City

Greening the City takes an inside look at urban areas and their natural spaces, exploring the little-known but existing links among their various inhabitants: people, animals and plants. How does biodiversity benefit city dwellers? What is an eco-friendly neighborhood? What role should nature play in the city? Will the city of tomorrow be green?

This multimedia animation was created to accompany two major events in 2010: the International Year of Biodiversity and Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, whose theme was "Better City, Better Life."

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Extract of Greening the City (English version, subtitled Chinese)

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Darwin, a naturalist's voyage around the World

Set sail aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and relive Charles Darwin's adventure around the world. Discover, in 14 stages, the epic journey that enabled the famous naturalist (1809-1882) to formulate his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

This animation site was created to mark the Year of Darwin (2009), which celebrated the bicentennial of his birth as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work on The Origin of Species.

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Contact sagascience team: Jean-Marc Dumas, Christine Girard, Sylvie Langlois

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