Toute l'actu du CNRS http://www.cnrs.fr Toute l'actus du CNRS fr-fr CNRS/DIRCOM Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:42:06 +0100 <![CDATA[Rock art: Life-sized sculptures of dromedaries found in Saudi Arabia]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3061.htm 1 and colleagues from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) have discovered camelid sculptures unlike any others in the region. They are thought to date back to the first centuries BC or AD.2 The find sheds new light on the evolution of rock art in the Arabian Peninsula and is the subject of an article published in Antiquity (February 2018).]]> <![CDATA[Towards a better prediction of solar eruptions]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3059.htm 1 in an article featured on the cover of the February 8 issue of Nature magazine. They have identified the presence of a confining 'cage' in which a magnetic rope2 forms, causing solar eruptions. It is the resistance of this cage to the attack of the rope that determines the power and type of the upcoming flare. This work has enabled the scientists to develop a model capable of predicting the maximum energy that can be released during a solar flare, which could have potentially devastating consequences for the Earth.]]> <![CDATA[Tara Oceans: discovery of over 100 million genes from the marine world.]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3057.htm Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) has enabled the collection of plankton samples in all of the world's oceans on board the schooner Tara, and the creation of catalogues of species and genes on a scale never before undertaken. Continuing the analysis and exploitation of the biggest database compiled on the planktonic ecosystem, the teams from the CEA, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) and the French graduate school ENS, among others1, have just reached a new milestone by analysing the expression of over 100 million genes belonging to complex organisms, from microscopic algae to small planktonic animals. These teams have demonstrated that very different genes express themselves depending on the water temperature or the concentration in nutrients of the oceanic areas studied. Half of these genes are unknown, indicating that the ocean - which is already a marvellous breeding ground of biodiversity - harbours, at the same time, an enormous potential of genetic functions awaiting discovery. By using isolation and characterisation methods of isolated cells, the researchers have, more specifically, been able to explore the role of the genes present in a little-studied, uncultivated but very abundant compartment of the plankton - the first link in a long food chain. These results are the subject of two articles published in the journal Nature Communications on 22 and 25 January 2018.]]> <![CDATA[Antoine Petit named Chairman and CEO of the CNRS]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3055.htm <![CDATA[A new mathematics museum is taking shape in Paris]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3053.htm <![CDATA[Robots aid better understanding of phytoplankton blooms]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3047.htm 1 project, led by researchers at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (CNRS/UPMC), has developed a new class of robots: biogeochemical profiling floats, the first robots able to collect data in the ocean throughout the year. Using these unparalleled data, the researchers have identified the starting point for the explosive spring phytoplankton bloom. Their results are the subject of two articles published in Nature Geoscience and Nature Communications.]]> <![CDATA[A call for projects to explore health, innovation and climate change from the standpoint of gender]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3051.htm <![CDATA[Imperial College London and CNRS create joint laboratory to bring world's best mathematicians together]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3049.htm <![CDATA[A French nano satellite to unveil the mysteries of Beta Pictoris]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3045.htm <![CDATA[The October issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:10:00 +0100 http://bit.ly/1k4pjbS <![CDATA[2014 A year at the CNRS]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0200 http://www.cnrs.fr/en/science-news/institutional-publi.htm#activityReport <![CDATA[The CNRS, a key player in the COP 21 From climate to global change: the CNRS at the forefront]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:00:00 +0200 http://bit.ly/1ZeZZH9 <![CDATA[Film: A Nero's folly]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0200 http://bit.ly/1zn6PRh <![CDATA[The April issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:45:00 +0200 http://bit.ly/1k4pjbS <![CDATA[Close-up: A Good Pitch]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:44:00 +0200 http://bit.ly/1DqpBU1 <![CDATA[Film: Gérard Berry, A Programming Pioneer]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:55:00 +0100 http://bit.ly/1BkbhLc <![CDATA[The January issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:35:00 +0100 http://bit.ly/1k4pjbS <![CDATA[Snapshot: Scanning a Temple]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:34:00 +0100 http://bit.ly/1z4SXXS