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    The Rise of Data Religion?

    Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli professor of history and the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Last September, he gave a talk during the annual retreat of the Centre for Interdisciplinary research during which he explained how, according to him, techno-religions might replace the liberal worship of the individual. Abstract: Despite all the […]

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    Change making innovation gives a second wind to asthmatic children

    A former software and algorithm engineer for Genentech, now CEO of Knox Medical Diagnostics, Charvi’s passion is in examining clinical needs and identifying areas in which engineering design can improve the quality of medical care. Her efforts to build a better asthma monitoring tool recently lead her to be nominated by the Kairos Society, an international organization […]

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    The concepts behind Citizen Science

    Cindy Regalado is a doctoral candidate in the Extreme Citizen Science research group (ExCiteS) at University College London. The team develops guiding theories, tools and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project to deal with issues that concern them. Cindy is also committed to citizen science through Citizens whithout Borders, […]

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    Ideas Box: a cultural kit for refugees

    Barbara has been leading Libraries Without Borders’ strategic development and international growth since 2012, driving the creation of overseas branches and the global coordination of LWB’s Ideas Box. Last summer, she  joined the NightScience conference dedicated to “Equitable Access to Scientific Research and Education” to share with us the story of Ideas Box, a mobile media kit […]

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    A glance at frugal research with a low-cost spectrophotometer

    On July 11th the CRI hosted the NightScience 2015 ThinkCamp, a brainstorm event dedicated to frugal research and equity in the access to scientific knowledge. Among other activities, people could create their own low-cost spectrophotometer with the  Open Science School association. NightScience, the yearly conference organized by the Centre for research and interdisciplinarity (CRI), is […]

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    An overview on Citizen Science with François Grey

    Francois Grey is a physicist by training, with a background in nanotechnology and a passion for citizen science. He is now Head of Citizen Science at CUSP and is teaching citizen science at New York University as a visiting professor in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) since 2012. In 2004, he initiated and managed the launch of an online […]

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    What is the central dogma of Biology?

      The Igem Paris Bettencourt team is the CRI team that, since 2007,  has proudly participated in the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition. The iGEM competition began at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. Every year, students from around the world spend a summer building living systems of their own design. In the fall, teams gather […]

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