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Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.

  • Bring Texas in France with the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative: seven UH students at the University of Paris-Sud

    Seven UH students have been welcomed at the University of Paris-Sud in France with the help of the TFMI grant to follow courses and perform internship. This exchange program promote students’ mobility abroad, but also focus on supporting collaborative research between France and the United States. Worth of these encouraging results, new students should renew the experience this year.

  • One year later, overview of the "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative in the United States

    Following the announcement of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement by American President Donald Trump on June 1, 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron invited researchers, entrepreneurs, students, associations and NGOs from the United States and around the world to come together and join France in the fight against global warming to help "Make Our Planet Great Again". Following this announcement, the Embassy of France in the United States increased its efforts to foster transatlantic cooperation and mobility in environmental and climate sciences.

  • Kinéis – A French NewSpace Player in the Internet of Thing Domain

    CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellite) has created a subsidiary, Kinéis, a new player in the French NewSpace which aims to provide global localization and data collection services in sectors such as logistics, agriculture or outdoor activities through the Internet of Thing (IoT).

  • CNES MAG n°77 Miniaturization - SmallSats Step Up to the Plate

    Mini-, micro-, nano-, pico- are the new prefixes ruling the world of satellites today. Why? Because space too is riding the wave of the digital revolution and its stupendous technological advances. Get the latest on this major paradigm shift in our summer edition of CNESMAG.

  • CNES MAG n°76 France-Germany - Together in Space

    Fench-German space cooperation is above all focused on innovation, committed to the construction of Europe and the absolute necessity of extending our horizons. Sustained by this shared conviction, day by day, our 2 nations are working in concert to forge the future of spacefaring Europe.

  • Vega makes 12th successful launch - Orbits Europe’s Aeolus satellite

    Wednesday 22 August, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting the European Space Agency’s Aeolus satellite. This launch was the fifth of the year from the CSG and the first for Vega, marking the vehicle’s 12th straight success since its maiden flight in 2012.

  • STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship: 2018 Fellows Named

    The Office for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 Chateaubriand Fellowship. Among the 73 fellows listed below, 4 will be partly supported by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 1 by the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Inria), 4 by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and 2 by the GROW Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Nanosciences at the heart of an excellence collaboration between Université fédérale de Toulouse-Midi-Pyrénées and Rice University in Texas

    The Université fédérale de Toulouse-Midi-Pyrénées and Rice University in Houston signed a memorandum of cooperation in order to secure the future of a promising cooperation in nanosciences. In addition to the reinforcement of common research project with the Excellence Laboratory NEXT, the agreement seeks to increase the numbers of exchange students, particularly graduate level ones.