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A New Nuclear Plan for France? Understanding current events in the light of history

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Michaël Mangeon, Université Paris Nanterre – Université Paris Lumières and Mathias Roger, IMT Atlantique – Institut Mines-Télécom On February 10, 2022, a few weeks before the first round of the French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron announced the launch of an ambitious program to build nuclear reactors. Other candidates (Marine Le Pen, Éric Zemmour, Valérie Pécresse …

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Rivers and residents: using emotions to promote water conservation

eau, cours d'eau, fleuve, water, river

Antoine Fricard, IMT Mines Alès – Institut Mines-Télécom “Since the American Revolution, since the French Revolution, we have given basic rights to all men and women. This march towards equality and democracy was a major step forward in the evolution of our human societies. But have we also given rights to …

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Decadom: solutions for monitoring manufacturing defects

IMT Mines Albi and its corporate partner Diota launched the “Inspection 4.0” joint laboratory in 2016 to detect and analyze part manufacturing defects. In 2020, the Decadom project was launched. This initiative has developed inspection solutions based on the use of a scanner hand-held by an operator or mounted on …

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Audio and machine learning: Gaël Richard’s award-winning project

Gaël Richard, a researcher in Information Processing at Télécom Paris, has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project entitled HI-Audio. This initiative aims to develop hybrid approaches that combine signal processing with deep machine learning for the purpose of understanding and analyzing sound. “Artificial …

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Encrypting and watermarking health data to protect it

Tatouage des données de santé, health data

As medicine and genetics make increasing use of data science and AI, the question of how to protect this sensitive information is becoming increasingly important to all those involved in health. A team from the LaTIM laboratory is working on these issues, with solutions such as encryption and watermarking. It …

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Nuclear energy: outsourcing issues

Since the end of the 20th century, the practice of outsourcing has increased in France. This phenomenon has included strategic sectors, such as the nuclear power industry. Stéphanie Tillement, a researcher in Sociology at IMT Atlantique, has worked on the relationship between safety and subcontracting in the nuclear industry. “Since …

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Stronger 3D prints

3D printing is a manufacturing process used for both consumer and industrial applications in the aeronautics, automotive, rail and medical industries. The Shoryuken project being developed at IMT Nord Europe aims to improve the mechanical performance of the objects printed using plastic and composite materials. To accomplish this, it combines …

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New Heroism: a paradoxical model of success

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Today, the ideals of success cover multiple areas of society, such as work, cinema, and personal life. In his book Le Nouvel Héroïsme, Olivier Fournout, a sociologist and semiologist at Télécom Paris, analyzes the conditions that have allowed the emergence of a model of success that is riddled with paradoxes. …

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BeePMN: Monitoring bees to take better care of them

BeePMN, abeilles, apiculteur

At the crossroads between Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, the BeePMN research project aims to help amateur and professional beekeepers. It will feature an intuitive smartphone app that combines business processes with real-time measurements of apiaries.  When a swarm of bees becomes too crowded for its hive, the …

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What is the metaverse?

métavers, metaverse

Although it is only in the prototype stage, the metaverse is already making quite a name for itself. This term, which comes straight out of a science fiction novel from the 1990s, now describes the concept of a connected virtual world, heralded as the future of the Internet. So what’s …

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