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SMART: radioactive expertise at the service of the environment

Radioactivity, SMART, IMT Atlantique

Nuclear power stations are not the only sources of radioactivity in France. Other sources undeniably include hospitals and the construction industry, for example. Given the potential dangers to health and the environment, such sites have to be permanently tested. SMART, a team of experts in radioactivity from SUBATECH is a …

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Geosciences and the environment: the challenges of geological storage

Geological storage, stockage géologique

Geological storage is a field of expertise offered by the Institut Mines-Télécom schools’ research centers. During the Natural resources and environment conference held on November 5-6, 2014 at Institut Mines-Télécom, Vincent Lagneau, Assistant Director of the Mines ParisTech Research Center for Geosciences, spoke at a plenary session on “Underground storage …

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An ocean of environmental data to be processed

René Garello, Vigisat, Océan, Télécom Bretagne, Ocean

If nowadays we can detect icebergs along the route of the Vendée Globe, track and identify ships causing pollution from space, and define ecological corridors and reserves for the protection of animal species, it is largely thanks to stations which receive and process satellite images in real time, and the …

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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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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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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

new heroism

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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