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Using TANDEM to simulate the impact of tsunamis on the coasts of France

Laure Buquet - 10/03/2016

As part of TANDEM*, an Investment in the Future Programme, the Cardamom project-team is contributing to “the expansion of scientific knowledge of France to anticipate the impact of a tsunami on France's Atlantic coastlines.” Ten renowned partners have committed to the four-year multidisciplinary project designed to provide improved awareness of risks and corrective actions to take. 

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Cybersecurity

Reinventing Digital Cash

Jean-Michel Prima - 27/11/2015

Freshly recruited by Inria research center, in Rennes, Brittany, France, German scientist Christian Grothoff is to lead a new team that will design innovative network protocols meant to build a decentralised, secure and privacy-preserving communication infrastructure. In that context, one of his goals is to give the world a new and heavily-encrypted payment system that would protect customer's identity while enabling governments to collect taxes. As he explains, TALER has potential for sustaining a more socially-respectable economy.

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Fifty shades of soft robots!

Christian Duriez - 10/11/2015

On the 28th of May, the French blog "Binaire - l'informatique - la science au cœur du numérique" published an article by Christian Duriez, manager of the Inria Lille - Nord Europe Defrost research team. The article focused on the main research interest of this team : deformable robotics. Citing parallels with the newly-released Disney film, Big Hero 6 , Christian Duriez helps us to understand whether the soft robot Baymax is solely a work of fiction, or whether it is based on real soft robot research. The article has been published jointly with )i(nterstices, an online scientific journal, created by researchers with the aim of bringing computer science to a wider public.

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Fingerprinting

Smile, you’re being watched!

9/11/2015

Fingerprinting makes it possible to secretly collect data from net surfers that makes it possible to identify them. This is known as “fingerprinting”. The process is as effective as it is hard to detect. Two Inria teams, based inRennes and Lille,are seeking to exposethis potential menace to privacy.

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ERABLE modelling interactions between species

CitizenPress - 20/10/2015

Since 1st July 2015, the Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes ERABLE* team has been bringing together biologists and computer scientists to study interactions between species, particularly at cell level. A scientific adventure with an international dimension.

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Cybersecurity

A threat to website electronic signatures

Stéphanie Dupont - 12/10/2015

An international team of cryptanalysts - Pierre Karpman, from Inria Saclay - Ile-de-France Grace project-team, Marc Stevens from CWI, Netherlands, and Thomas Peyrin from NTU, Singapore – are today urging the industry to deprecate the SHA-1 Internet security standard earlier than planned. Research carried out by the team has revealed a freestart collision in the SHA-1 hash function.

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Wilder: A video wall that offers a new perspective for research

Stéphanie Dupont - 29/06/2015

The Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre presents Wilder, a video wall composed of 75 screens. The Wilder video wall is part of the Digiscope Equipement d’Excellence programme and is the successor to the Wild project. As well as being bigger than its predecessor, Wilder incorporates screens with virtually invisible edges. The array is designed to allow scientists to view very large images and explore complex data with astonishing comfort.

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Robots that adapt to damage in a few minutes

27/05/2015

Robots could help our society in many types of situation, for example searching for survivors after a natural disaster or alerting the fire services in the event of a forest fire. But they will always be confined to research laboratories until they are able to continue operating when damaged. Researchers from the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (CNRS/UPMC) and the Lorraine Laboratory of Research in Computer Science and its Applications (CNRS/Inria/University of Lorraine) are showing how robots can automatically adapt to damage in less than two minutes. Their results were published in the 28 May 2015 issue of Nature.

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Bioinformatics, a Weapon to Fight Leukemia

27/03/2015

The Inria Lille - Nord Europe project-team Bonsai (run jointly with the CNRS and Université Lille1*) has created Vidjil, software for high-throughput analysis of white blood cells. Objective: provide physicians with a tool for treating leukemia. As March 28 and 29 are national leukemia days in France, the creators of Vidjil took this opportunity to explain how it works.

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Zombilingo, the zombie game that helps Computer Science research

Marie Blanchard - 17/03/2015

The members of the SÉMAGRAMME team at the Inria Nancy - Grand Est Research Centre are Computer Science researchers, one of whose main interests is the French language.

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