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The Great Wall of China: the longest construction in the world

Presentation The Great Wall of China (whose name in Chinese literally means the 'long wall') refers to a set of military fortifications built in several stages between the 5th century BC and the 16th century. This military work, which is the largest man-made architectural structure in length, ar ...

18
Aug
2008

An algorithm to predict the spread of disease

BlueDot for faster and more reliable information On January 9, the World Health Organization notified the public of an influenza outbreak in China: a cluster of pneumonia cases had been reported in Wuhan, possibly from vendors' exposure to live animals at the Huanan Seafood Market. The U.S. Center ...

30
Jan
2020

Beauty: how are cosmetics tested?

utside Europe? Outside Europe too, legislation is moving in the right direction. Until now, animal welfare advocates have been pointing fingers at China's animal welfare policy, as animal testing was imposed and carried out by the government for all imported cosmetics. Since May 1, 2021, a sig ...

23
Sep
2021

The Ceylon cinnamon tree: the tree that gives cinnamon

by regular pruning of the trees. This heat and moisture loving tree grows exclusively in tropical areas. The main cinnamon producing countries are China and Indonesia, followed by Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Madagascar. After harvesting, only the inner part of the bark called liber is kept and cut ...

25
Mar
2015

Tourism: 5 good reasons to go to Taiwan

1- For the cultural melting pot Taiwan lies in the western Pacific, 100 miles from China's southeast coast. Despite its modest size, this small territory concentrates all the charm of the Far East. The Chinese culture is mixed with various other influences, Japanese and Western in particular, ...

13
Mar
2019

The edible chrysanthemum: an amazing vegetable plant

tanical name is Chrysanthemum coronarium. This plant is native to the Mediterranean basin and East Asia. In fact, it is highly valued in Japan and China, where it is called Shungiku or Golden Tang respectively. Less spectacular for the ornamental or florist's varieties, this annual Chrysanthem ...

06
Oct
2021

Covid: Is vaccination of children being considered in France?

ada has also just authorized Pfizer's vaccine for children, with a dose three times lower than the standard dose. Finally, other countries such as China, the United Arab Emirates, Colombia and Cambodia have begun vaccinating children under 12 with Chinese vaccines. What about France? In Franc ...

22
Nov
2021

Ultime combat: an exhibition on martial arts at the Quai Branly Museum

primarily internal and is a metaphor for liberation and knowledge. This course then explores the various martial schools of Asia, particularly in China and Japan. More playful than it appears, this exhibition is punctuated with references to popular culture and in particular to cinema. Mov ...

22
Nov
2021