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Nuclear fusion: The ‘most complex machine ever built’

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the quest for nuclear fusion, the invasion of the taxi snatchers and new uses for Bitcoin.<p>Cognitive science explained<br>Jason Shepherd | The Conversation | 27 February 2014<br>Brisk tour of current research. There may be effective treatments for …

Learning

Could an app help you read a novel in 90 minutes?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the tech claiming to quadruple reading speed and what living longer means for life-sentenced criminals.<p>Hell on Earth<br>Ross Andersen | Aeon | 13 March 2014<br>Life-extension technologies could keep bad people alive as well as good ones, allowing …

BitTorrent

Hydrogen cars: Ready for the roads?

The technology for vehicles powered by fuel cells is established, and is set for market. However, the biggest challenge will be to make sure the fuel is available when the cars are available.<p>Chris Hostetter, group vice president of strategic planning for Toyota Motor Sales, believes the automotive …

Fuel Cell

Will nuclear-powered spaceships take us to the stars?

In the 1950s, rocket scientists dreamed of atomic-powered spaceships. Now these far-fetched designs might help a new generation explore the cosmos.<p>Project Orion has to be the most audacious, dangerous and downright absurd space programme ever funded by the US taxpayer. This 1950s design involved …

Nuclear Energy

Why bad inventions are good

It’s easy to dismiss or laugh at ideas that never take off, but failure plays a vital role in shaping the devices that rule our lives, as Richard Fisher discovers.<p>Timothy Prestero expected big things from his idea. He believed it would save the lives of millions of children worldwide – and he …

Inventions

Is it legal to clone humans?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the end of food as we know it, the quest for immortality, and the legal realities of TV show Orphan Black.<p>Steven Pinker’s history of thought<br>Colleen Walsh | Harvard Gazette | 6 May 2014<br>An interesting and often delightful interview with the …

Orphan Black

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, from low-level aerial fire-fighting to a pair of hugging bears.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Blazing skies and moody twisters<p>Amazing air displays and breathtaking nature<p>Plane trails and tadpole stars<p>Volcanic plumes and home-made tanks<p>…

Photos

Top 10 New Species of 2014

A raccoon relative, an ice-loving anemone, and a tough but tender shrimp head up this year's list.<p>Forty years ago, Ringerl the olinguito had a problem: Her human matchmakers kept setting her up on bad dates. How bad? They weren't even males of her own species.<p>That indignity was belatedly righted …

Voiles et Voiliers

L’Hermione, frégate de 12… et 17 ans de chantier

Dans la double forme de radoub de Rochefort, la reconstruction de L’Hermione a débuté le 4 juillet 1997, date anniversaire de l’Indépendance …

Voiles et Voiliers

Envoyé spécial à bord d'une frégate de 12 en mission secrète

10 mars 1780. Un envoyé spécial du Roy, mandaté par Monsieur de Sartine, Secrétaire à la Marine, embarque sur une frégate de 12 au Port-des-Barques. …

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Le monde quantique. Les débats philosophiques de la physique quantique

<b>Bernard d’Espagnat et Hervé Zwirn (dir.)</b><p><i>Editions Matériologiques - Collection "Sciences et Philosophie" - Avril 2014</i><p>La science et la philosophie, …

Raison et religion à l'époque des Lumières

<b>Nicolas Grimaldi</b><p><i>Date de parution : 16/04/14 - Editeur : Berg International</i><p>Le christianisme et la philosophie des Lumières semblent constituer …

La nature et les Grecs - Suivi de La clôture de la représentation

<b>Erwin Schrödinger - Michel Bitbol</b><p><i>Date de parution : 10/04/14 - Editeur : Belles Lettres - Collection : L'âne d'or</i><p>Ce livre d'Erwin Schrödinger, …

La révolte d'Epictète

<b>Raconté par Yan Marchand et illustré par Donatien Mary</b><p><i>Les Petits Platons - Mai 2014</i><p>Épictète est né dans la servitude.<br>Il est boiteux, dort sur une …