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  • 23 January
    Rosetta reveals Churi's secrets
    With its surprising two-lobed shape and high porosity, the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (nicknamed Churi) has a wide range of features, revealed by the MIRO, VIRTIS and OSIRIS (...)
  • 20 January 2015
    Seeing inside Herculaneum's charred scrolls
    An international team1 comprising researchers from the CNRS (Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes), CNR (Italy) and ESRF (Grenoble synchrotron) has made a major breakthrough in (...)
  • 19 January 2015
    A contractile gel that stores light energy
    Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors. In order to (...)
  • 19 January 2015
    Elucidating the origin of MDR tuberculosis strains
    A study has focused on the evolutionary history of the mycobacterium that causes tuberculosis, and more specifically on the Beijing lineage associated with the spread of multidrug resistant forms of (...)
  • 17 December 2014
    Gothic cathedrals blend iron and stone
    Using radiocarbon dating on metal found in Gothic cathedrals, an interdisciplinary team has shown, for the first time through absolute dating, that iron was used to reinforce stone from the (...)

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