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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.
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. Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power.
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.
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. The newest development in the area of smarthome products may be the server-heater.
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.
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. They will help each other out with energy - with electricity, heat and gas.
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. In France, it has been incorporated in an important initiative to teach digital sciences in nursery and primary schools.
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.
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.
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. The goal is to relieve foot ulcers commonly caused by diabetes and help them heal to avoid dangerous secondary infections.
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.
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. Now SmartWalker is waiting for an industrial partner to come along and help get the technology ready for mass production.
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.
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. EPFL researchers have found the solution to this problem without bringing down the power grid: intermediate storage.
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%.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
06.01.2016
Nanowalls for smartphones
Nanowalls for smartphones
Researchers at ETH Zurich have manufactured transparent electrodes for use in touchscreens using a novel nanoprinting process.
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