World-first: 300 mm CMOS qubits
RRAM memory emulates synaptic plasticity
STT-MRAM memory gets higher write speeds
When transistors become very sensitive to light
Slashing LED costs fourfold now possible
Perpendicular anisotropy: graphene and cobalt go hand in hand
International Space Station: Germs be gone!
Long space missions present such a high risk of bacterial infection that astronauts spend 10% of their time cleaning! One of the objectives of the ISS Proxima mission (in which ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is participating) is to study five advanced antibacterial materials on board. Because the bacteria cannot adhere to the materials, they simply end up elsewhere—like in active filters that eliminate them.
Three of the materials were developed at Leti, which possesses unrivalled knowledge of these types of surface deposits. The institute is working alongside ENS Lyon, CNRS, Saint-Gobain, and CNES on the experiment. The materials were placed in racks...
€10 million in donations to invent tomorrow’s medicine
Your matching gift campaign brought in €10 million in donations. Were you surprised?
The matching gift concept is still very uncommon in France, and it had never been used for such a large fundraising campaign. We didn’t think we would get there this fast! Our sponsors, working under the watchful eye of Alain Mérieux, helped us reach our goal of €5 million in just six months. The Edmond J. Safra Foundation matched the amount. All of our donors—corporate (Biomerieux, Servier, ARaymond, Altran), foundations (France Parkinson, EDF), and individual—told us how proud they were to have contributed to the campaign’s success.
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