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Scientists create first synthetic yeast chromosome
19/04/2014 - Webwatch

Scientists create first synthetic yeast chromosome

What’s the latest advance in biological engineering? Our Webwatchers have more...

The Lycée Fénélon Notre-Dame in La Rochelle where the rape took place
14/04/2014 - France

Mass DNA test begins in hunt for rapist in French Catholic school

French police took DNA samples from 527 schoolboys and male staff at a Catholic school in the west-coast city of La Rochelle on Monday in the search for a rapist who assaulted a female student ...


French press review 14 April 2014

Not everyone is keen on Valls's plan to streamline France's adminstration. The US and EU are worried about Ukraine. A survey calls for changes in global drug policy.

A look back at computer pioneer Alan Turing
12/04/2014 - Webwatch

A look back at computer pioneer Alan Turing

This week our Webwatchers discuss the life and times of Alan Turing, the father of computer science.

The next car you buy
29/03/2014 - Webwatch

The next car you buy

Cars are becoming one of the most interesting ways of combining technologies together...Our Webwatchers have more.

Technology of smell
22/03/2014 - Webwatch

Technology of smell

There is currently a push by scientists and electronic engineers to develop ways to diagnose illness through smell. Our Webwatchers have more…

Artificial heart patented by Pr Alain Carpentier in 2013.
17/03/2014 - France

French artificial heart maker plans second implant after death of first recipient

French artificial heartmaker Carmat plans to try a second implant "probably in a few weeks' time" after the death of the first recipient of its new design of artificial heart.

Georges-Pompidou European Hospital in Paris.
04/03/2014 - France

France's artificial heart recipient dies two months after pioneering operation

The recipient of an artificial heart made by the French company Carmat, has died, two and a half months after the implant operation.

3D printing gathers pace in France
03/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

3D printing gathers pace in France

From human tissue to customised jewellery, the 3D printing revolution is underway.


French press review 5 February 2014

The government gives a boost to the fight against cancer. There's more fuss about tax. The left is in disarray over the goverment's family law. And are black holes science fiction?