Researchers from the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) study different hypotheses to understand the fertility of galaxies in the distant Universe. A new paradigm is emerging: a network of gas filaments may link the galaxies with each other and feed them with matter to create new stars.Continue reading...
It’s already the last Mardi de l’espace (Space Tuesday) of the season! On June 18th, come and meet with two specialists in space policy to hear about the emerging spacefaring nations. What’s going on with China and India? Is a new space race awaiting us? What do these new powers want?Continue reading...
More than 100,000 people now count themselves fans of MyScienceWork. One reason might be the diversity of subjects covered. Take, for example, this week's publications...Continue reading...
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According to French psychoanalyst Gérard Wajcman, the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is set in a world where everything can be known. Nothing can keep a secret, and even dead men do tell tales. “This world of transparency and truth is our world. More accurately, it is a world born of the great promise of science.” The analysis of this series about forensic experts reveals the workings of reality and, in particular, the role of the dead in the quest for truth.Continue reading...
It seems risky not to question the ideology driving the changes foreseen by the technological singularity. It seems even more reckless not to try to predict the social impact of the acceleration of scientific progress. Our society is on the threshold of an era of tremendous political transformations that will be encouraged by technological progress. History will surely show us, once again, that technology determines politics.Continue reading...
In 2011, emissions of greenhouse gases in the European Union fell to their lowest levels since 1990, says the European Environment Agency in a recent report. Good news, certainly, but behind the results lies a complex reality of contributing factors and the global economy--all of which need to be considered if real progress is to be maintained.Continue reading...
Change is inevitable and it's everywhere: in the future of society, in animal behavior, and even in our diets. This week's articles on MyScienceNews will show you how.Continue reading...
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Charles Darwin’s celebrated work ‘The Origin of Species’ appeared in 1859, work that he himself described as ‘one long, continuous reasoning’. What are the consequences of the ‘Darwinian philosophy’? Has the place of mankind in nature been modified?...
The Internet now makes it possible to publish and share billions of data items every day, accessible to over 2 billion people worldwide. This mass of information makes it difficult, when searching, to extract the relevant and useful information from the background noise....
After the tragic collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11th 2001, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), was commissioned to investigate the failure of the two towers to withstand the hijacked aircrafts’ crashes....
Artificial Intelligence and home automation: Putting the human (back) at the centre of technological development
How do you make a group of intelligent agents communicate in a way that artificially copies human reasoning? How do you create artificial intelligence (AI) to substitute a virtual entity for a real entity?...
‘Nothing in life should be feared, everything should be understood’ Marie Curie told her daughters. This phrase expresses all the passion that fuelled this exceptional scientist and female research pioneer....
Over the past 70 years, Venezuelan researcher Dr. Jacinto Convit has been investigating some of the most challenging public health problems, from leprosy to leishmaniasis to cancer, and caring for thousands of the patients most in need....
New media outlets and social networks are improving the connectivity of researchers, engineers, PhD candidates, post-docs, and students. Today, several offer solutions to problems faced by researchers, but are still often considered time consuming....
Whether you’re a student, researcher or engineer, you’ve probably mastered to perfection certain IT tools: PowerPoint, word processing software, electronic messaging....
The development of scientific publications’ self-archiving and free access archives, defended by movements for open access, reflects the needs of scientific research in terms of communication and dissemination....
Before the 20th century, medical care was delivered at home, through visits from mobile family physicians who packed the necessary medical technology into a doctor's bag....
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