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Nuclear: a multitude of scenarios to help imagine the future of the industry

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Article written in partnership with The Conversation. By Stéphanie Tillement and Nicolas Thiolliere, IMT Atlantique. Nuclear energy plays a very important role in France – where 75 % of the country’s electricity is produced using this energy – and raises crucial questions concerning both its role in the future electricity …

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MOx Strategy and the future of French nuclear plants

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Nicolas Thiollière, a researcher in nuclear physics at IMT Atlantique, and his team are assessing various possibilities for the future of France’s nuclear power plants. They seek to answer the following questions: how can the quantity of plutonium in circulation in the nuclear cycle be reduced? What impacts will the …

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Data centers: when digital technology transforms a city

The installation of a data center in the heart of a city, like this one belonging to Interxion in La Plaine Commune in Île-de-France, rarely goes unnoticed.

As the tangible part of the digital world, data centers are flourishing on the outskirts of cities. They are promoted by elected representatives, sometimes contested by locals, and are not yet well-regulated, raising new social, legal and technical issues. Here is an overview of the challenges this infrastructure poses for …

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Wi6labs: customized sensor networks

Wi6labs

Wi6labs, a start-up incubated at IMT Atlantique, installs connected sensor networks for municipalities and industries. What makes this startup so unique? It offers custom-developed private networks that are easy to install. When it comes to controlling energy networks, water supply and monitoring air quality, the solution proposed by Wi6labs is …

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The IMT-Académie des Sciences Awards 2019 open for applications

Awards, Prix IMT Académie des sciences 2019

The third edition of the IMT-Académie des Sciences Awards is now open for applications. Supported by Fondation Mines-Télécom, the awards strive to reward exceptional scientific contributions at the European level in three areas: digital transformation in industry; energy and environmental engineering; and materials and manufacturing (new for 2019). The deadline …

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What is hydrogen energy?

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In the context of environmental and energy challenges, hydrogen energy offers a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Doan Pham Minh, a chemist and environmental engineering specialist at IMT Mines Albi, explains why this energy is so promising, how it works and the prospects for its development.   What makes hydrogen …

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H2sys: hydrogen in the energy mix

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I’MTech is dedicating a series of articles to success stories from research partnerships supported by the Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot institute (TSN), to which IMT and Femto Engineering belong. H2sys is helping make hydrogen an energy of the future. This spin-off company from the FCLAB and Femto-ST laboratories in …

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2018 Edition of the IMT–Académie des Sciences Awards

Awards, Prix IMT Académie des sciences 2019

The second edition of the IMT–Académie des Sciences Awards is now open for applications. These awards strive to reward exceptional scientific contributions at the European level in three areas: science and technology relating to digital transformation in industry, science and technology relating to energy transition, and environmental engineering. The deadline …

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When Science Fiction Helps Popularize Science – An Interview with Roland Lehoucq

What is energy? What is power? Roland Lehoucq, an astrophysicist at CEA and professor at École Polytechnique and Sciences Po, uses Science Fiction to help explain scientific principles to the general public. Star Wars, Interstellar, The Martian… These well-known, popular movies can become springboards for making science accessible to everyone. …

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What is a smart grid?

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The driving force behind the modernization of the electrical network, the smart grid is full of promise. It will mean savings for consumers and energy companies alike. It terms of the environment, it provides a solution for developing renewable energies. Hossam Afifi, a researcher in networks at Télécom SudParis gives …

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