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France

Watch: OneShot — Energy Observer, A Journey Toward The Future

Monday marks the debut of the third stage of Energy Observer's revolutionary six-year journey toward a cleaner, hydrogen-fueled future. After four months of updating its equipment and ...

India

A Sober Look At The Latest HIV Treatments

The news that a patient in London was recently cured of HIV is remarkable. But the media buzz is ...

Germany

The Enduring Lessons And Legend Of Alexander Von Humboldt

Two and a half centuries after his birth, the famed German explorer and scientist is still rememb...

France

How AI Can Revolutionize Life For The Disabled

Digital assistants like Google Home are marketed to everyone. But for disabled people, in particu...

France

Why "Artificial Intelligence" Needs A Smarter Name

Part of our fear around AI comes from its misleading moniker. It's a momentous innovation, sure. ...

Argentina

Argentina Digs Into Data-Driven "Precision Agriculture"

AI, Big Data and blockchain are some of the expensive tools that are necessary for precision farm...

France

Exclusive: SpaceX Accuses Europe's Ariane Of Unfair Competition

Elon Musk's company has asked Washington to intervene about its top European competitor receiving...

Germany

Asleep At The Wheel? The Limits Of Self-Driving Cars

The era of driverless cars is dawning. But are we really ready to just let our vehicles take over?

Germany

Myth Debunked: Machines Create More Jobs Than They Destroy

MUNICH — Do machines replace humans? Since the beginning of industrialization 200 years ago, we earthlings have been plagued by this fear. From the early uprisings of the weavers to the 1970s ...

Italy

Italian Researchers Use Drones To Pinpoint Air Polluters

Researchers are sending remote-controlled aircraft into residential neighborhoods to figure out j...

France

Video Surveillance: How Far Will France Go In Face Of Terror?

PARIS — Are there pictures? Nowadays, in almost every criminal inquiry, this is the first thing judges and prosecutors ask. "We can't work without these tools," says Elisabeth Sellos-Cartel, ...

France

GAFA Go Home: America's Tech Giants Brought Down To Size

The digital behemoths Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon have long sold dreamy ideals. In reality...

Italy

Clean Trees In Naples: When Ecology Invades Mob Territory

Outside of Naples, researchers have turned land polluted by illegally-dumped chemicals into a liv...

India

What China Flexing Tech Muscle Means For India

The digital relationship between the Asian neighbors has rapidly evolved over the past decade, an...

Egypt

A Hacker Pays For Egypt's Ambiguous Relationship With Data

Dubbed "the International," a young Egyptian computer programmer had built a program to scrape us...

Germany

Just Call (Or Text) Me — Enough With Voice Messages!

Voice messages are unilateral and time-consuming: this is bad communication innovation.

France

Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2018

LE MONDE Monstrous Times Call For Monstrous Fiction: A French Manifesto Against the omnipotence of "reality-show novels" and costume fiction, a group of young French authors want to reassert ...

Germany

The Dirty Truth Behind Electric Vehicles

The procurement of raw materials and the difficulties in recycling batteries show that electric v...

France

The 2018 Dozen — Our 12 Most Popular Stories Of The Year

LE MONDE Full Translation Of French Anti-#MeToo Manifesto Signed By Catherine Deneuve Some 100 prominent French women artists and intellectuals have issued an open letter in Le Monde ...

United States

Watch: OneShot — 50 Years Ago, Earthrise

The Earth also rises ... On Dec. 24, 1968, on the first human orbit of the Moon, astronaut Williams Anders looked out the window of Apollo 8. Reaching for his camera, and its color film, Anders ...

Germany

How Two Middle-Aged Dads Invented Germany's Hottest Toy

Patric Fassbender and Marcus Stahl are struggling to keep up with demand for their "Toniebox" dev...

France

The VR Couch: Virtual Reality Takes On Mental Illness

How VR can help patients suffering from eating disorders, phobias and schizophrenia.