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

  • Emiliana Borrelli, Head of the INSERM-UCI Research Unit, Awarded the Légion d’Honneur

    Emiliana Borrelli was awarded the title of Knight of the National Order of the Légion d’Honneur, the most prestigious French civilian award, during a ceremony held at the residence of France on October 17. Professor Jean-Marc Egly, an INSERM research director and member of the French Académie des Sciences, presided over the ceremony. Dr. Howard Federoff, UCI Vice-Chancellor was also in attendance.

  • 81st Straight Success for Ariane 5

    On Friday September 29, 2017, Ariane 5 completed a flawless mission following its launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting two new telecommunications satellites: Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a. This was the European launcher’s 81st straight success since 2003, the ninth launch of the year from the CSG, and the fifth launch of Ariane 5 in 2017.

  • The French and the American Chemical Societies Honor the Career of a Professor from the University of Houston

    The first French-American award granted by the Société Chimique de France (SCF) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) was presented to Dr. Karl M. Kadish, professor at the University of Houston. This award was established by a collaboration agreement signed by the two chemistry societies in December 2016. It rewards not only Dr. Kadish’s remarkable scientific work, but his important collaborations with the French research community over the last 40 years.

  • Creation of a New French-American Excellence Fund with UT Austin

    The University of Texas at Austin and the Embassy of France in the United States signed an agreement in July 2017 to create an endowed excellence fund to support French-American research collaborations. The endowment will be named Dr. Cécile DeWitt-Morette France-UT Endowed Excellence Fund, after the French mathematician-physicist who served as a professor of physics at UT Austin from 1972 to 2017.

  • Cassini’s ‘Grand Finale’ at Saturn Mission Ends After Pushing the Boundaries of Exploration

    Twenty years after departing from Earth and 13 years after it slipped into orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft has experienced September 15 its ‘Grand Finale,’ the last act of its mission as it plunges purposely into the planet’s atmosphere. It will be no ordinary ending, as NASA has opted for a bold scenario to fly the spacecraft between the planet and its rings to measure their mass and deduce their age.

  • LifeSciences Grant : 2017 Laureates Announced

    The "Life Sciences: inventing – creating – having fun" grant has been distributed by the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles since 2012 to French research teams participating in American competitions in the life sciences field. Following the call for projects launched in April 2017, eight teams, all taking part in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, have been selected to receive this grant. Retour ligne automatique

  • The Third Edition of the Hyperloop Pod Competition Is Already Planned for 2018

    In order to stimulate students’ innovative spirit and speed up the development of the first prototypes, SpaceX (one of Musk’s companies) launched the Hyperloop pod competition in 2015, whose purpose was to design and build half size Hyperloop pods. The principle is attractive: a pod containing passengers or freight which could connect Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than 30 minutes.