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  • 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 (...)
  • 15 December 2014
    CNRS top EU institution for ERC 2014 Starting Grants
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its "Starting Grants" to 328 projects, 43 of which are based in France. The CNRS leads the way with 18 laureates.
  • 15 December 2014
    Ultrasounds dance the 'moonwalk' in new metamaterial
    Metamaterials have extraordinary properties when it comes to diverting and controlling waves, especially sound and light: for instance, they can make an object invisible, or increase the resolving (...)


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