Emilie Du Châtelet: The 18th century woman who turned her back to the court to translate Newton’s Principia

One of the topics discussed at the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists in beautiful Copenhagen was the linguistic future of science journalism, which presently seems to oscillate between a predominant role for the English language and several successful examples of bilingual publications. As noted during the conference, a similar debate holds for science: many … More Emilie Du Châtelet: The 18th century woman who turned her back to the court to translate Newton’s Principia

Spintronics: Fast-switching magnetic tunnel junctions

In spin transport electronics, also known as spintronics, it is not the charge of the electron that acts as the carrier of information – it is the electron’s spin. As spins are ‘sensitive’ to the magnetic properties of a given material, the field of spintronics – which was born at the end of the eighties … More Spintronics: Fast-switching magnetic tunnel junctions