Drugs alone won't be enough to solve the obesity crisis

Martin Whyte, Associate Professor of Metabolic Medicine at University of Surrey

On June 11th, 2024 4 min reading time

Anti-obesity drugs that mimic the intestinal hormone GLP-1 appear to be effective, but will not solve this epidemic.

Economics: why Europe is falling behind the USA

Patrick Artus, Head Economist at Natixis

On June 11th, 2024 3 min reading time

Europe's economic deficit relative to the USA is impacting its tax revenues and attractiveness to foreign investors.

David Clark

Understanding short-term memory through neuronal plasticity

David Clark, PhD Student in Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University

On June 11th, 2024 3 min reading time

Quantum: the second revolution unfolds

On June 5th, 2024 1 min reading time

What is quantum physics? What are the applications of quantum technologies? Dive into the universe of the infinitely small with this issue of 3.14.

Museum metaverses promise to redefine the cultural experience

Titus Zaharia, Professor at Télécom SudParis (IP Paris), Marius Preda, Associate Professor at Institut MINES-Télécom

On June 4th, 2024 4 min reading time

Digitising works of art helps to preserve cultural heritage, make art collections accessible and reinvent museum experiences.

sylvain Cros

Renewables: yields vary according to climate

Sylvain Cros, Research Engineer at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory of École polytechnique (IP Paris), Riwal Plougonven, Professor at École polytechnique (IP Paris) and Senior Lecturer at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD)

On June 4th, 2024 5 min reading time

Nobel Prize in Physics 2023: an unprecedented image of the infinitely small

Stefan Haessler, CNRS Research Fellow at Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (CNRS, ENSTA, École Polytechnique)

On May 29th, 2024 4 min reading time

In 2023, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for work on attosecond laser pulses.

Nuclear fusion: the true, the false and the uncertain

Adam Stein, Director of the Nuclear Energy Innovation program at the Breakthrough Institute

On May 29th, 2024 4 min reading time

Nuclear fusion has the potential to generate clean, virtually limitless energy, but the technology is not yet “mature”.

Jacques Prioux

Workload: the subtle harmony between preparation and performance

Jacques Prioux, Professor in Sports Science at ENS Rennes

On May 29th, 2024 3 min reading time

The concept of “workload” seeks a balance between improving performance and preserving the athlete's physical integrity.

How can we detect life on distant planets?

Julien de Wit, Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences at MIT , Amaury Triaud , Professor of Exoplanetology at University of Birmingham

On May 21st, 2024 3 min reading time

A new approach is being considered to detect exoplanets with the surface conditions needed to harbor life.

IQ: can intelligence really be measured?

Jacques Grégoire, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Louvain

On May 22nd, 2024 5 min reading time

IQ is a relative measure of intelligence that is subject to many vagaries.

Christophe Gaie

Using epidemiology to combat cyberthreats

Christophe Gaie, Head of the Engineering and Digital Innovation Division at the Prime Minister's Office, Jean Langlois-Berthelot, Doctor of Applied Mathematics, Jean-Fabrice Lebraty, Professor of Management Science at iaelyon

On May 22nd, 2024 4 min reading time

Hydrogen and ammonia: the risk of climate-damaging leaks

Didier Hauglustaine, Physicist and CNRS Research Director, Fabien Paulot, Atmospheric Chemistry Researcher at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton

On May 14th, 2024 4 min reading time

The EU sees green hydrogen as a pillar of the energy transition, but its use raises many questions.

Are we moving towards global regulation of AI?

Henri Verdier, Ambassador for the Digital Sector and founding member of the Cap Digital competitiveness cluster

On May 14th, 2024 5 min reading time

AI is a technology with innumerable promises, but its use presents a number of pitfalls that need to be monitored.

Emmanuel Hache

The BRICS+: economic alliance or future private club of raw materials?

Emmanuel Hache, Assistant and Economist-Prospector at IFP Énergies nouvelles and Research Director at IRIS, Candice Roche, Research Fellow in Geopolitics of Metals and Ecological Transition at IFPEN

On May 14th, 2024 7 min reading time

Myths and facts about hypersensitivity

Jimmy Bordarie, Lecturer in Social Psychology at Université de Tours, Colette Aguerre, Lecturer in Clinical Psychopathology at Université Tours

On April 30th, 2024 4 min reading time

Hypersensitivity can be characterized by a low sensory threshold, the effects of which vary greatly from person to person.

“Sport brings as much to science as science brings to sport”

Vincent Nougier, Professor at Grenoble Alpes University and former Head of the CNRS Sport & Activité Physique research group

On April 30th, 2024 5 min reading time

Sport studies help to optimize performance or understand the physical characteristics of the terrestrial world.

Thierry Gacoin

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023: what's in it for industry?

Thierry Gacoin, Professor of Materials Science in the Physics and Chemistry Departments of École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On April 30th, 2024 4 min reading time

The largest digital camera ever built will shed new light on the universe

Johan Bregeon, Research Fellow in Observational Cosmology at Grenoble Laboratory of Subatomic Physics and Cosmology

On April 23rd, 2024 4 min reading time

The new LSST camera will enable us to observe the universe in unprecedented detail, in particular by studying dark matter and energy.

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Oil to lithium, the energy transition is shuffling the cards for global politics

Episode 1 / 8

Saudi Arabia, a future mining power?

Emmanuel Hache, Assistant and Economist-Prospector at IFP Énergies nouvelles and Research Director at IRIS, Candice Roche, Research Fellow in Geopolitics of Metals and Ecological Transition at IFPEN, Vincent d’Herbemont, Civil engineer in the economics and environmental assessment department at IFP énergies nouvelles

Episode 2 / 8

How decisions around energy shape geopolitical power

Anna Creti, Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine-PSL, Director of Climate Economics Chair and Associate Direct...

Episode 3 / 8

Gas: intermediate energy source or energy of the future?

Olivier Massol, Professor at the Centre for Energy Economics and Management at IFP School

Episode 4 / 8

Oil in murky waters: pressure on prices and uncertain demand

Patrice Geoffron, Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine and Director of Center of Energy and Climate Change Ec...

Episode 5 / 8

Predicted scarcity of metals and rare elements are causing geopolitical tensions

Emmanuel Hache, Assistant and Economist-Prospector at IFP Énergies nouvelles and Research Director at IRIS

Episode 6 / 8

“Carbon diplomacy is an issue of power and sovereignty”

Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of the Energy & Climate Centre at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri...

Episode 7 / 8

Energy transition: a gold-mine for countries of the “Lithium Triangle”?

María Eugenia Sanin, Lecturer in economics at Université Paris Saclay and coordinator of the Sectoral Policies group at t...

Episode 8 / 8

The switch to electric cars increases our dependence on China

María Eugenia Sanin, Lecturer in economics at Université Paris Saclay and coordinator of the Sectoral Policies group at t..., Olivier Perrin, Partner in the energy, resources and industry sector at Deloitte

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