How to prepare for the acceleration of quantum technologies

Laurent Sanchez-Palencia, CNRS research director in quantum physics and professor at the École polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 6th, 2023 6 min reading time

Researchers are studying what happens when interactions between atoms lead to the appearance of new quantum phases such as Bose glasses.

The risks and benefits of social media for teenagers

Luisa Fassi,

doctoral student at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge

On June 6th, 2023 4 min reading time

Studies show an association between time spent on social media and mental health. What are their real effects on teenagers?

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Space industry: what are the scientific and geopolitical challenges for Europe?

Pierre Henriquet, Doctor in Nuclear Physics and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On June 6th, 2023 4 min reading time

Methanisation: converting CO2 from biomethane plants into useful products

Farah Doumit, PhD student at the Centre for Management Research (I³-CRG*) at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On May 31st, 2023 4 min reading time

Purifying biogenic CO2 could help to reduce methane emissions: it can be used in a variety of ways to promote a circular economy.

Detecting life on other planets with lasers

Ricardo Arévalo, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland

On May 31st, 2023 4 min reading time

A prototype miniaturised instrument could identify organic molecules that could indicate the presence of extra-terrestrial life.

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Sustainable development: how to prepare tomorrow's business leaders 

Pilar Acosta, Professor in Management of Innovation at École Polytechnique  , Maria Jose Murcia, Professor at IAE Business School and at the School of Business Administration (Universidad Austral), Thierry Rayna, Researcher at the CNRS i³-CRG* laboratory and Professor at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On May 31st, 2023 4 min reading time

Is the circular economy a rational utopia? 

Franck Aggeri, Professor of management at the CGS-i3* of Mines Paris - PSL

On May 24th, 2023 5 min reading time

Recycling can only meet part of the needs insofar as we have a growing economy, which therefore requires raw materials.

Can medical advances cure HIV?

Tania Louis, PhD in biology and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On May 24th, 2023 4 min reading time

The search for an effective vaccine for HIV is complicated due to viral adaptability: not all clinical trials have been conclusive.

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Modelling the ocean enables advances in maritime tech

Anders Thorin, Research Engineer at the Interactive Simulation Laboratory of CEA List

On February 1st, 2023 4 min reading time

Living without ageing: myth or reality?

Pierre-Marie Lledo, Research Director at CNRS, Head of Department at Institut Pasteur, and member of the European Academy of Sciences

On May 16th, 2023 5 min reading time

Numerous investments and research projects are aimed at reinvigorating biomedical research to better understand the mysteries of longevity.

Limiting freight flows, still a taboo idea for the transition?

Aurélien Bigo, Research Associate of the Energy and Prosperity Chair at Institut Louis Bachelier

On May 16th, 2023 4 min reading time

The vision of the energy transition of freight transport is very often focused on technology, which is an indispensable but also insufficient lever.

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Is fog computing the future of databases?

Guillaume Pierre, professor in computer science at the University of Rennes

On May 16th, 2023 4 min reading time

Voyage to Mars: myth or reality?

Pierre Henriquet, Doctor in Nuclear Physics and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On May 10th, 2023 4 min reading time

What are the obstacles to the exploration of Mars? Why aren't we already reserving our living space near the slopes of Valles Marineris?

Loudspeakers: new materials in acoustics

Corinne Rouby, teacher-researcher in mechanics at ENSTA (IP Paris), Olivier Doaré, Professor in fluid mechanics at ENSTA (IP Paris)

On May 10th, 2023 3 min reading time

Less expensive and lighter: this method could lead to a new generation of loudspeakers

Tania Louis

HIV: 40 years of pandemic

Tania Louis, PhD in biology and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On May 10th, 2023 5 min reading time

Freight: why trains haven't (yet) replaced lorries

Aurélien Bigo, Research Associate of the Energy and Prosperity Chair at Institut Louis Bachelier

On May 3rd, 2023 6 min reading time

Rail transport is the main opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions from domestic freight in France. However, the country struggles to catch up.

Construction, textiles: how eco-design is transforming certain markets 

Benjamin Cabanes, Lecturer at Mines Paris - PSL & at the MIE department of the École polytechnique (IP Paris), Nicolas Cruaud, Co-founder and President of Néolithe

On May 3rd, 2023 4 min reading time

To respect the 2015 Paris Agreement, we must adopt new production models. To do this, companies are turning to “eco-design” as an option.

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The airship returns: what surprises are left in store?

Olivier Doaré, Professor in fluid mechanics at ENSTA (IP Paris), Robin Le Mestre, PhD in Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Jean-Sébastien Schotté, Research fellow at ONERA

On May 3rd, 2023 5 min reading time
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