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Climate change: why is El Niño “acting up”?

Lauriane Batté, Head of the Climatic Analysis and Monitoring Department at Météo-France, Juliette Mignot, Oceanographer at Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

On November 21st, 2023
4 min reading time

An El Niño episode has been underway since this summer. Its effects are cumulative and interact with the impact of human activities on the planet.

Thomas Grandin
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What should be done with the millions of used tyres?

Thomas Grandin, In charge of the tyre and ELV sector at ADEME, Jean-Philippe Faure, Head of Research & Development and Director of Research and Innovation at Aliapur, Ludovic Moulin, PhD in Process and Environmental Engineering, R&D Manager at Alpha Carbone, and guest researcher in the MARVAPOL joint laboratory with IMT Mines Albi

On November 14th, 2023
4 min reading time
Marianne boix
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Solutions for producing greener steel

Marianne Boix, Lecturer at Toulouse INP-ENSIACET , Fabrice Patisson, CNRS researcher and Professor at Nancy Ecole des Mines and head of the Energy-Processes Masters at University of Lorraine

On November 7th, 2023
5 min reading time
Laurent Berges
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The effect of clear-cutting forests on the environment

Laurent Bergès, Research engineer at Ecosystems and Societies in Mountains Laboratory (LESSEM research unit) at INRAE Grenoble Centre, Jérôme Ogée, Researcher at INRAE specialising in interactions between climate and vegetation, Marion Gosselin, Ponts, Eaux et Forêts engineer at INRAE's "Forest Ecosystems" research unit (Nogent-sur-Vernisson)

On November 2nd, 2023
4 min reading time
Clément Viricel
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Algorithms: a biomimetic approach to performance and nuance

Clément Viricel, Doctorate in mathematics and computer science applied to biology, Laurent Pujo-Menjouet, Lecturer and researcher in mathematics applied to biology and medicine at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and senior lecturer and researcher at the Institut Camille Jordan

On October 25th, 2023
4 min reading time
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Drawing inspiration from living things: a method as much as a philosophy

Kalina Raskin, Physico-chemical engineer, PhD in neuroscience from Sorbonne University and Managing Director of Ceebios, (Centre for studies and expertise in biomimicry), Emmanuel Delannoy, Consultant, author, lecturer, founding partner of Pikaia, Secretary General of the French IUCN Committee and founder of the INSPIRE Institute

On October 25th, 2023
3 min reading time

Creating adhesives as strong as those of a gecko or threads as solid as spider silk – these are some of the possibilities afforded by biomimicry.