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From springs to lasers: energy’s mysterious cycle

fundamental physics

In 1953, scientists theorized the energy behavior of a chain of springs and revealed a paradox in fundamental physics. Over 60 years later, a group of researchers from IMT Lille Douai, CNRS and the universities of Lille and Ferrara (Italy) has succeeded in observing this paradox. Their results have greatly …

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Medicine for Materials

non-destructive inspection

Did you know that materials have health problems too? To diagnose their structural integrity, researchers are increasingly using techniques similar to those used in the medical field for humans. X-rays, temperature checks and ultrasound imaging are just a few of the tools that help detection of abnormalities in parts. The …

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What is photomechanics?

Photomécanique Jean-José Orteu

How can we measure the deformation of a stratospheric balloon composed only of an envelope a few micrometers thick? It is impossible to attach a sensor to it because this would distort the envelope’s behavior… Photomechanics, which refers to measurement methods using images and computer analysis, makes it possible to …

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Facial morphology analysis algorithms for choosing glasses

Algorithms, glasses, Recommandation essayage algorithmes lunettes VESPA

Everyone who wears glasses knows: finding the best pair for your face can be a daunting task… The VESPA project, led by researchers at IMT Lille Douai and hosted by the Teralab platform, is working with Cape Trylive to develop machine learning algorithms that can determine users’ facial characteristics during …

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Climate change as seen from space

space, René Garello, IMT Atlantique

René Garello, IMT Atlantique – Institut Mines-Télécom The French National Centre for Space Research has recently presented two projects based on greenhouse gas emission monitoring (CO2 and methane) using satellite sensors. The satellites, which are to be launched after 2020, will supplement measures carried out in situ. On a global scale, …

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Sébastien Bigo: setting high-speed records

optical communications

Driven by his desire to take the performance of fiber optics to the next level, Sébastien Bigo has revolutionized the world of telecommunications. His work carried out at Nokia Bell Labs has now set nearly 30 world records for the bandwidth and distance of optical communications. Some examples: the first …

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And the winners of the new IMT-Académie des Sciences Awards are…

IMT Académie des Sciences awards

At the start of 2017, IMT and the French Académie des Sciences created the Grand Prix Award and the Young Scientist Prize (with support from the Fondation Mines-Télécom) to reward exceptional European scientific contributions in the fields of digital technology, energy and the environment. These Prizes were awarded on Tuesday, …

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Data&Musée – Developing data science for cultural institutions

Data&Musée, cultural institutions

Télécom SudParis and Télécom ParisTech are taking part in Data&Musée, a collaborative project led by Orpheo, launched on September 27, 2017. The project’s aim is to provide a single, open platform for data from cultural institutions in order to develop analysis and forecasting tools to guide them in developing strategies and …

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VIGISAT: monitoring and protection of the environment by satellite

vigisat, surveillance, environnement

Following on from our series on the platforms provided by the Télécom & Société numérique Carnot institute, we will now look at VIGISAT, based near Brest. This collaborative hub is also a project focusing on the satellite monitoring of oceans and continents in high resolution.   On 12th July, scientists …

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What exactly is a scientific exhibition advisor? A discussion with Stephan Clémençon

stephan clémençon, conseiller scientifique, exposition, scientific exhibition advisor

Who are the people working behind the scenes at scientific exhibitions? The tasks at hand range from approving content and proposing themes to identifying scientific and societal issues, and much more. To find out more, we interviewed Stephan Clémençon, a researcher specializing in machine learning at Télécom ParisTech and a …

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