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

  • STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship: 2017 Fellows Named

    The Office for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 Chateaubriand Fellowship. Among the 50 fellows listed below, 5 will be partly supported by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 2 by the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Inria), 4 by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), 5 by the University Paris-Saclay and 2 by the GROW Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • 80th straight success for Ariane 5

    On Wednesday, June 28, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting two new telecommunications satellites: Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN, built by Thales Alenia Space for Hellas Sat – Inmarsat, and GSAT-17, built by ISRO/ISAC for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

  • French-U.S. Jason-2 Satellite Takes on New Altimetry Mission

    Over the past nine years, the Jason-2 ocean-observing satellite conceived by CNES and NASA in partnership with Eumetsat and NOAA has expanded our knowledge of global sea level change, ocean currents and climate phenomena like El Niño and La Niña. Starting next month, it will be taking on an additional role: improving maps of Earth’s sea floor.

  • NETVA 2017: 20 High-Tech French Startups heading to North America!

    Discover the laureates of the 8th edition of NETVA! The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and its partners are proud to present the 20 French startups which have been selected to take part in the 2017 edition of NETVA which offers a personalized support program in order to familiarize them with the North American markets.

  • Glasses and Friendships: a French-American Scientific Collaboration

    Tale of a successful French-American collaboration between Patrick Charbonneau, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Duke University and French researchers, including Francesco Zamponi, CNRS Research Scientist at the ENS-Paris Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, on the mystery of glass.