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Nanosciences

SAMSON reaches 1000 beta testers worldwide

9/06/2017

SAMSON, a software platform designed to study and prototype nanosystems, developed by the Nano-D research team, has reached 1000 beta testers worldwide. The new version has been available since 23 May 2017. In light of its increasing popularity among professionals in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology and nanosciences, SAMSON users and developers will come together from 23 to 30 June in Lyon to receive training and learn to develop their own modules.

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Smart homes

Smart homes and innovation in social housing: social landlords meet the world of innovation

23/05/2017

On 23 May 2017, Absise, the Social Landlords Association of Isère, and Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes are holding a day of meetings between researchers, social landlords and start-ups on the topic of "Smart homes and innovation in social housing". The aim: to create new synergies between the worlds of research, innovation and social housing in order to develop the social housing of the future: connected, smart, energy-efficient and adapted to consumer needs.

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James Crowley James Crowley - © Inria / Photo J. Wallace

Internet Of Things

Connected objects that adapt to human behaviour

19/05/2017

For a few months now, James Crowley, Professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), has been in charge of the new Pervasive Interaction team that develops theories for systems and services made of assembled smart objects. In honour of Inria's 50th anniversary, he is studying the future of connected objects. 

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Médiation

Inauguration of "Espace LOGIN"

Myriam Andurand - 5/05/2017

The inauguration of Espace LOGIN at Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes took place on 2 and 3 May 2017. This area of discovery, demonstrations and exchanges on the digital sciences is now open for guided and individual visits, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5.30 pm.

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Big data

The evolution and impact of future digital platforms and systems according to Stéphane Grumbach

18/04/2017

For the last few months, Stéphane Grumbach, Inria senior researcher, has been head of the new Datasphere project team, at the Inria Research Centre in Grenoble. Datasphere project team is dedicated to big data domain and, above all, on its impact on the organization of society.
As Inria celebrates its 50th anniversary, he shares his own vision of how digital platform such as Google, Facebook and so on, will change the society in the next fifty years.

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eBikeLabs team - © Olivier Dupont Renoux

Start-up eBikeLabs

eBikeLabs wants to develop the connected and "smart" electric bike

11/04/2017

A former Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes research student with the nano-D team, Maël Bosson has created a company to develop the connected and "smart" electric bike; he was also one of the first daily users of the electric bike in 2011, during his PhD.

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Data journalism

Fake news: study material for the Public Data Lab

11/04/2017

How can disinformation - "fake news" - be traced? What are the sources of production? What are the levers of circulation and reception of disinformation on the Web and on digital platforms? This is a study topic for the Public Data Lab, an interdisciplinary network of researchers, which has just published its first results - a guide to disinformation - during the International Journalism Festival, an event that brings together thousands of journalists from Europe and the rest of the world and which took place in Perugia, Italy.

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IDEX

The Université de Lyon has been awarded an IDEX Initiative d’excellence funding

27/02/2017

The IDEX LYON Initiative d’Excellence driven by the Université de Lyon and all its academic, regional and economic partners and stakeholders, was awarded on Friday, February 24th  2017, after the final hearing by the international jury.

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Distributed computing

Blockchain and distributed computing at the service of reducing the environmental footprint

Florence Polge-Cohen - 13/02/2017

The Avalon research team, a joint team between Inria, CNRS, ENS de Lyon and the University Lyon1, in collaboration with the start-up Stimergy, is proposing a new distributed Cloud approach. This approach notably opens up prospects in the field of optimising the use of data centers with a reduction in their environmental footprint.

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Big Data © Inria / Picture H. Raguet

Big data

Social sciences are increasingly moving towards a quantitative approach

8/02/2017

A Big Data quantitative approach in the social sciences has made it possible to show the social stratification of society from the analysis of the social network and bank data. This work has been carried out by Yannick Leo in the Dante team, and the results have been published in the Journal of The Royal Society Interface. The study was based on the significant statistical capacity provided by a Big Data approach. Interview with Márton Karsai, senior lecturer at the French higher education institution ENS de Lyon, holder of an Inria chair and contributor to this international study.

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