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

  • 22nd MIT European Career Fair : What a success for the French pavilion !

    On February 24, 2018, the 22nd edition of the MIT European Career Fair featured 110 universities and companies. It was a huge success with more than 2000 visitors!
    The European Career Fair (ECF) at MIT is an annual recruiting event, organized by members of the European Club at the (…)

  • CNES MAG n°75 Digital – Boosting Space

    Accompanying and anticipating society’s needs, digital data is more than ever at the heart of CNES activities. Primarily, digital data function as generators of Big Data, but also, valorizes space data for the benefit of the citizen.

  • Soyuz launches four O3b satellites from the Guiana Space Centre

    Friday 9 March, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting four new telecommunications satellites for the O3b medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) constellation, marking its 18th straight success from the CSG since 2011.

  • 5th U.S.-France Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation

    The fifth U.S.-France Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation (JCM) convened on March 9 in Paris, France. The JCM provides an opportunity to exchange views on some of the most important science and technology endeavors in our countries, and to prioritize future collaboration between the United States and France.

  • France-USA Workshop on Sargassum in Galveston

    The Galveston branch of Texas A&M University (TAMUG) welcomed, from January 17 to 19, the first France-US workshop on sargassum. For many years, this seaweed has been perceived as a coastal issue as it lands in massive quantities on coasts on both sides of the Atlantic, and this workshop is the result of a collaboration between both countries to reinforce the exchanges between the groups studying this algae.

  • PicSat: a French small astronomy satellite with big ambitions

    On January 12, 2018, the cubesat 3U (3,5 kg), developed by the laboratory of space and instrumentation studies in astrophysics (LESIA) of the Paris Observatory with the support of CNES, was placed in polar orbit (505 km) by an Indian PSLV launcher.