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Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
08.08.2016
Acoustic Prism
Acoustic Prism
EPFL scientists have invented a new type of 'acoustic prism? that can split a sound into its constituent frequencies. Their acoustic prism has applications in sound detection. Almost 400 years ago, Newton showed that a prism could split white light into the colors of the rainbow, with each colour corresponding to a different wave frequency.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.07.2016
New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations. For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Chemistry
14.07.2016
Electricity generated with water, salt - and a 3 atoms thick membrane
Electricity generated with water, salt - and a 3 atoms thick membrane
EPFL researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
08.07.2016
Graphene could revolutionize the internet of things
Graphene could revolutionize the internet of things
EPFL researchers have produced a tunable, graphene-based device that could significantly increase the speed and efficiency of wireless communication systems. Their system works at very high frequencies, delivering unprecedented results. Wireless come in many forms - such as mobile phones using 4G or 5G connectivity, GPS devices, and computers connected via Bluetooth to portable sensors - and operate in different frequency bands.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
05.07.2016
Using servers for home heating
Using servers for home heating
05.07.16 - Summer Series on Student Projects - For his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Karim Ziadé assessed the feasibility of putting data centers into residential buildings for heating purposes.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
29.06.2016
A new robot mimics vertebrate motion
A new robot mimics vertebrate motion
29.06.16 - Based on X-ray videos, EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail: a tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion. EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the gait of a salamander with unprecedented detail.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
22.06.2016
Energy research in a vertical
Energy research in a vertical
In the district of the future, favors amongst neighbors will go much further than lending a lawnmower or giving some sugar for baking.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.06.2016
A tiny pump comes to the aid of weakened hearts
A tiny pump comes to the aid of weakened hearts
20.06.16 - EPFL researchers have developed an innovative cardiac support system in the form of a small ring placed on the aorta.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
03.06.2016
The robot Thymio is finding its niche in French schools
The robot Thymio is finding its niche in French schools
03.06.16 - Thymio, the teaching robot designed by EPFL and widely used in French-speaking Switzerland, is now making inroads elsewhere in Europe.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
02.05.2016
Quantum Sensors for High-Precision Magnetometry of Superconductors
Quantum Sensors for High-Precision Magnetometry of Superconductors
Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first time. They used spins in special diamonds as quantum sensors in a new kind of microscope to generate images of magnetic fields in superconductors with unrivalled precision.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.03.2016
Open-source microprocessor
Open-source microprocessor
In future, it will be easier and cheaper for developers at universities and SMEs to build wearable microelectronic devices and chips for the Internet of Things, thanks to the PULPino open-source processor, which has been developed at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.03.2016
Atomic Vibrations in Nanomaterials
Atomic Vibrations in Nanomaterials
Researchers at ETH have shown for the first time what happens to atomic vibrations when materials are nanosized and how this knowledge can be used to systematically engineer nanomaterials for different applications. All materials are made up of atoms, which vibrate. These vibrations, or "phonons", are responsible, for example, for how electric charge and heat is transported in materials.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
02.03.2016
Diabetes: a smart shoe to help reduce amputations
Diabetes: a smart shoe to help reduce amputations
02.03.16 - EPFL researchers have developed a shoe sole with valves that electronically control the pressure applied to the arch of the foot.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
29.02.2016
Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length
Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length
29.02.16 - EPFL researchers have developed conductive tracks that can be bent and stretched up to four times their original length. They could be used in artificial skin, connected clothing and on-body sensors. Conductive tracks are usually hard printed on a board. But those recently developed at EPFL are altogether different: they are almost as flexible as rubber and can be stretched up to four times their original length and in all directions.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.02.2016
A smart walking aid
A smart walking aid
Computer scientists and roboticists at ETH Zurich have developed a robotic walker that makes senior citizens more mobile.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
01.02.2016
Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
01.02.16 - Soft electronics are changing the way robots can touch. EPFL Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper - made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes - that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new level.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
25.01.2016
Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter
Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter
ETH researchers have developed a new water filtration system that is superior to existing systems in many respects: it is extremely efficient at removing various toxic heavy metal ions and radioactive substances from water and can even be used in gold recovery.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
25.01.2016
Producing electrical power with cardboard, tape, and a pencil
Producing electrical power with cardboard, tape, and a pencil
A small device made from everyday materials can generate enough energy to power several diodes.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mathematics
20.01.2016
Charging an electric car as fast as filling a tank of gas
Charging an electric car as fast as filling a tank of gas
20.01.16 - Electric cars will be competitive when they can be charged in the time it takes to fill the gas tank.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
18.01.2016
Cheaper solar cells with 20.2% efficiency
Cheaper solar cells with 20.2% efficiency
EPFL scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2%.
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