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IMT to embark on two new H2020 projects on the IoT and 5G

Horizon 2020, Commission européenne

At the end of May the European Commission announced the results of two joint calls (Europe/Japan and Europe/Korea) of the Horizon 2020 program dedicated to digital technology. Institut Mines-Télécom is taking part in two new projects in the areas of the Internet of Things (South Korea) and 5G (Japan) through …

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Flax and hemp among tomorrow’s high-performance composite materials

Chung-Hae Park, Mines Douai, Composite materials

Composite materials are increasingly being used in industry, especially in the transport sectors (automotive and aeronautics). These lightweight and multifunctional materials have great potential for limiting environmental footprint, and will play a major role in the materials of future. At Mines Douai, Chung-Hae Park is contributing to the development of …

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Aid in interpreting medical images

Medical images, Isabelle Bloch, Télécom ParisTech

Reading and understanding computerized tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images is a task for specialists. Nevertheless, tools exist which may help medical doctors interpret medical images and make diagnoses. Treatment and surgery planning are also made easier by the visualization of the organs and identification of areas to …

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What is a Blockchain?

Blockchain, Patrick Waelbroeck, Télécom ParisTech

Blockchains are hard to describe. They can be presented as online databases. But what makes them so special? These digital ledgers are impossible to falsify, since they are secured through a collaborative process. Each individual’s participation is motivated by compensation in the form of electronic currency. But what are blockchains …

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Digital commons: individual interests to serve a community

Digital Commons, Nicolas Jullien

In a world where the economy is increasingly service-based, digital commons is key to developing the collaborative economy. At Télécom Bretagne, Nicolas Jullien, an economics researcher, is studying online epistemic communities, creation communities which provide platforms for storing knowledge. He has demonstrated that selfish behaviors may explain the success of …

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What is a composite material?

Formula 1, composite material

Composite materials continue to entice researchers and are increasingly being used in transport structures and buildings. Their qualities are stunning, and they are considered to be indispensable in addressing the environmental challenges at hand: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating stronger and more durable building structures, etc. How are these materials …

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The sharing economy: simplifying exchanges? Not necessarily…

sharing economy

The groundbreaking nature of the sharing economy raises hope as well as concern among established economic players. It is intriguing and exciting. Yet what lies behind this often poorly defined concept? Godefroy Dang Nguyen, a researcher in economics at Télécom Bretagne, gives us an insight into this phenomenon. He co-authored …

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PREVER: residue turned into energy

Avec PREVER, tous les résidus sont valorisables en énergie

Mines Nantes is home to PREVER – France’s only technological platform that offers a large range of competencies and tools for converting industrial and household waste into energy. It provides customized support for companies wanting to produce combustibles or fuel from miscellaneous residues.   As a species, Homo sapiens have …

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Agro-based composite materials – a Mines area of expertise

Mines Alès, Mines Douai, Agro-based composite materials

The materials of the future need to be more than just high-performance. They must also be environmentally friendly: more recyclable and based on renewable resources. This is why scientists and industrialists are taking a closer look at composite materials developed from plant fibers. They represent a major research focus for …

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LTE4PMR: Securing 4G Radio Telecommunications

4G, LTE4GPMR

In January 2016, Airbus Defence and Space announced the launch of LTE4PMR, a demonstration project for secure mobile radio telecommunications based on 4G networks. The project is aimed at providing law enforcement officials and emergency services with communication technology adapted to their needs. On April 19, 2016, the French government …

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