Salt caverns: the key to storing hydrogen?

Pierre Bérest, Emeritus Professor at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On October 13th, 2021 4 mins reading time

With the rise of the hydrogen industry, salt caverns already used to store gas represent an efficient storage solution.


Will there be a “post-covid” economy?

Patrick Artus, Professor of economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and head economist at Natixis.

On October 7th, 2021 3 mins reading time

“Benefits of planting trees are grossly overestimated”

Julia Pongratz, Professor of Physical Geography at LMU Munich, Stephen Woroniecki, Post-doctoral researcher in sustainability science at Linköping University

On October 13th, 2021 5 mins reading time

Scientists are concerned that we are overestimating the amount of carbon that can be absorbed by terrestrial ecosystems.

Patrice Georget

Three keys to making good decisions

Patrice Georget, Lecturer in Psychosociology at the University School of Management IAE Caen

On September 23rd, 2021 4 mins reading time

“Green finance” still a long way from the Paris Agreement

Peter Tankov, Professor of quantitative finance at ENSAE (IP Paris)

On October 5th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Investment in renewable energy was only $322bn in 2018 while limiting global warming requires investing $797bn per year between 2016 and 2050.

“Tomorrow, roads will produce energy for vehicles”

Bernard Jacob, Professor at the ENTPE and ESIEE (Gustave Eiffel University)

On October 6th, 2021 3 mins reading time

Road transport accounts for about 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. What if roads produced the energy needed for the cars that would drive on them?

Herve Chneiweiss

CRISPR : can we reach a global consensus on genetic modification?

Hervé Chneiweiss, CNRS Research Director, Neurobiologist and Chair of Inserm Ethics Committee

On September 22nd, 2021 4 mins reading time

Invasive species: solutions to the economic burden

Christophe Diagne, Post-doctoral researcher in Dynamics of Biodiversity and Macroecology at Université Paris Saclay, Boris Leroy, Senior Lecturer at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)

On September 1st, 2021 4 mins reading time

Tiger mosquitoes, Asian hornets, water primrose, etc. The global economic cost of invasive species is estimated at 163 billion dollars per year.

Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein

Collagen: a key to preserving historical parchments

Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, CNRS research director at the Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB*), IP Paris, Gaël Latour, Senior lecturer, University of Paris-Saclay, Researcher at the Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB*), IP Paris

On September 8th, 2021 5 mins reading time

Quantum computers: how do they work?

Landry Bretheau, Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, Quantum Physicist and Researcher in the Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics (PMC*)

On July 2nd, 2021 4 mins reading time

Quantum computers are “supercomputers”. Not limited to the binary combination of “0" and “1”, they can superimpose vast combinations of calculations.

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The digital revolution: at humanity's expense?

Episode 1 / 6

“Behind AI, there is an army of underpaid microworkers”

Antonio Casilli, Sociologist, Professor at Télécom Paris (IP Paris), and Associate Researcher at LACI-IIAC of EHESS

Episode 2 / 6

“The digital transformation must be aligned with ecology”

Jacques-François Marchandise, Delegate General of the Fing

Episode 3 / 6

Employees of the web giants contribute most to open source software

Laure Muselli, Lecturer in information systems management at Télécom Paris and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I³-SES/CNRS), Stefano Zacchiroli, Lecturer at the University of Paris, on assignment at Inria, Fred Pailler, Sociologist and post-doctoral researcher at C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History), Mathieu O’Neil, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Canberra

Episode 4 / 6

“Digital platforms have poor control over their manipulation of emotions”

Camille Alloing, Professor of Public Relations at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Episode 5 / 6

Why so much demand for our personal data?

Marie-Laure Denis, State Councillor and President of CNIL

Episode 6 / 6

Digital economy: “our attention during free time has value for business”

Yann Moulier Boutang, Professor of Economics at Université de Technologie de Compiègne

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