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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?


French press review 21 January 2014

The French dailies are all about the French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën and its alliance with the French state and a Chinese investment consortium...