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.

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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 (USA)

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.

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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.

Understanding collective emotions to optimise sports performance

Mickaël Campo, Lecturer at the Faculty of Sports Sciences (Université de Bourgogne) and President of the French Society of Sports Psychology (SFPS)

On April 23rd, 2024 4 min reading time

The human sciences help us to better understand the impact of emotions on athletes, and thus to optimize their performance.

Estelle Peyrard

Gender, disability, seniors: inclusive innovation finds its place in business

Estelle Peyrard, Research Associate at Institut Interdisciplinaire de l'Innovation at l'École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On April 23rd, 2024 4 min reading time

Has the mental health of young people really deteriorated?

Guillaume Bronsard, Child and adolescent psychiatrist at Université de Bretagne Occidentale

On April 16th, 2024 4 min reading time

The idea of a general deterioration in young people's mental health actually reflects a better understanding of these disorders.

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

On April 16th, 2024 7 min reading time

Through its "Vision 2030" project, Saudi Arabia is demonstrating its ambition to become a leader in low-carbon technologies.

Jadu dash

What impact does climate change have on the seasons?

Jadu Dash, Professor of remote sensing in geography and environmental sciences at University of Southampton

On April 16th, 2024 3 min reading time

Organ-on-chip: a mini biotechnology with big ambitions

Cédric Bouzigue, Lecturer in Biology at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On April 9th, 2024 4 min reading time

Organs-on-a-chip are microscopic reproductions of human organs that mimic their function.

Hard choices must be made for universal access to water

Nassim Ait Mouheb, Researcher at Inrae, Corinne Cabassud , Professor emeritus at INSA Toulouse and Researcher at Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI)

On April 9th, 2024 4 min reading time

Access to drinking water is one of today's major challenges, and many adaptation measures exist to alleviate the problem.

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How to put life on hold... or die temporarily

Tania Louis, PhD in biology and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On April 9th, 2024 4 min reading time

What is a near-death experience?

Charlotte Martial, Researcher at Université de Liège

On April 3rd, 2024 3 min reading time

Near-death experiences are altered states of consciousness that can affect anyone, and which science is trying to explain.

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How decisions around energy shape geopolitical power

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Gas: intermediate energy source or energy of the future?

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

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

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Predicted scarcity of metals and rare elements are causing geopolitical tensions

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Machine Learning: can we correct biases?

Stephan Clémençon, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Télécom Paris (IP Paris)

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Winston Maxwell, Director of Rights and Digital Studies at Télécom Paris (IP Paris)

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Isabelle Bloch, Professor at Sorbonne University (Chair in Artificial Intelligence)

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Véronique Steyer, Associate Professor in Innovation Management at École Polytechnique (IP Paris), Milie Taing, Founder and CEO of Lili.ai

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