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Health - Pharmacology - 27.03.2023
Mathematical Modelling to Inform Next-Generation Malaria Interventions
Mathematical Modelling to Inform Next-Generation Malaria Interventions
Global progress against malaria has stagnated and novel medical interventions are urgently needed.

Environment - Campus - 27.03.2023

Chemistry - Physics - 27.03.2023
When disorder helps solving our energy problems
When disorder helps solving our energy problems
Empa researcher Amy Knorpp wants to bring systematics into the young research field of high-entropy oxides.

Art and Design - Environment - 24.03.2023
Art and the power of daylight
Art and the power of daylight
Opening today, the new exhibition of EPFL Pavilions "Lighten Up! On Biology and Time" uses the lens of art to explore the connection of living organisms with the natural cycle of light and dark.

Campus - 23.03.2023

Innovation - 23.03.2023
The mathematical limitations of Artificial General Intelligence 
The recent popularity of ChatGPT and other language models capable of writing elaborate texts and answering users' questions has revived the debate on Artificial General Intelligence and its risks.

Research Management - Campus - 22.03.2023

Computer Science - Campus - 22.03.2023
EPFL introduces minor in imaging to meet growing demand from research
EPFL introduces minor in imaging to meet growing demand from research
New imaging methods are being developed and adopted at a rapid pace in both research and industry. To equip EPFL graduates with the skills they'll need, the School's Center for Imaging is introducing a minor specifically in this area starting in the 2023-2024 school year.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.03.2023

Architecture - Environment - 21.03.2023
New housing developments displace vulnerable persons
Focusing exclusively on new housing developments to counter the housing crisis is not sustainable, says David Kaufmann.

Environment - Economics - 21.03.2023
Few repair their cell phones or buy them used
Few repair their cell phones or buy them used
Most people buy a new cell phone every three years, even though the old one still works or could be repaired.

Environment - 21.03.2023
Paths to a sustainable climate and energy future
Paths to a sustainable climate and energy future
Hardly any snow in winter, increasingly hot summers, droughts, heavy precipitation, floods: the consequences of climate change are also being felt in Switzerland.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.03.2023
Global warming kills forests by restricting tree transpiration
Global warming kills forests by restricting tree transpiration
UN International Day of Forests on 21 March is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the important forest research being done at EPFL.

Materials Science - Health - 21.03.2023
Two young researchers on their way to becoming entrepreneurs
Two young researchers on their way to becoming entrepreneurs
Two young scientists each receive an Empa Entrepreneur Fellowship to develop innovative products based on their research.

Environment - Career - 21.03.2023

Environment - Innovation - 20.03.2023
EPFL hones efforts to ensure new technology is sustainable
The environmental sustainability of up-and-coming technology is among the issues addressed by EPFL's International Risk Governance Center (IRGC). The Center aims to develop a number of best practices and decision-making guidelines in this area. Much of the new technology coming out of labs today is directly intended to protect the environment, whether by fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity or improving sustainability.

Environment - 20.03.2023
Studying plant seasonality with the help of rangers
Studying plant seasonality with the help of rangers
Nature park rangers are out in nature every day and are also directly in touch with people. That is why a team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL invited them to collaborate in observing the seasonal processes in nature and communicating them to the park visitors.

Environment - 17.03.2023
Swiss water research at the UN Summit in New York
Swiss water research at the UN Summit in New York
The UN Water Conference will be held in New York from 22 -24 March 2023. In addition to Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, researchers will also be present. Together with partners, the conference presents a commitment that contributes to the 2030 Water Action Plan. It will also illustrate with projects how research approaches can be directly applied in practice through multilateral cooperation.

Innovation - 17.03.2023
CTsystems: A marathon to the market
CTsystems: A marathon to the market
Developing a product from an innovative technology takes years, sometimes decades. Gabor Kovacs has lived through this process with his spin-off CTsystems AG and electroactive polymers at Empa.

Economics - Innovation - 17.03.2023
Learning to 'sell' a prototype designed in just a few weeks
Learning to ’sell’ a prototype designed in just a few weeks
For the last four years at EPFL, a Master's course jointly run by the College of Management of Technology and the School of Engineering has been winning over students seeking a course that meets the needs of local industry.

Research Management - Innovation - 16.03.2023

Environment - 16.03.2023
Global challenges: What can plant science do to help?
Global challenges: What can plant science do to help?
Plants transform light into sugar and are thus the foundation of all ecosystems as well as the food supply for humanity.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.03.2023

Health - Pharmacology - 16.03.2023
Immune-cell booster for cancer patients
Immune-cell booster for cancer patients
Cancer patients might one day benefit from being administered immune cells from healthy donors. But as things stand, receiving donor cells can cause severe or even fatal immune reactions. A researcher at ETH Zurich has now developed a technology that avoids these. Edo Kapetanovic is a medical doctor, but for a while now he has devoted himself entirely to research in synthetic immunology.

Environment - 16.03.2023

Environment - Economics - 15.03.2023
HSLU develops sustainability program for tourism destinations
HSLU develops sustainability program for tourism destinations
The sustainability program Swisstainable for Swiss tourism has been growing continuously since its launch two years ago: Meanwhile, more than 1,700 tourism businesses from all over Switzerland are already committed to sustainable development with concrete measures.

Health - Sport - 15.03.2023
3D-printed insoles measure sole pressure directly in the shoe
3D-printed insoles measure sole pressure directly in the shoe
Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and EPFL are developing a 3D-printed insole with integrated sensors that allows the pressure of the sole to be measured in the shoe and thus during any activity.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.03.2023
«Using creative methods to look for solutions»
Manuela Brunner leads the new Hydrology & Climate Impacts in Mountain Regions research group at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF.

Microtechnics - Health - 14.03.2023
'I want to build medical robots that others really want to use.'
’I want to build medical robots that others really want to use.’
Georg Rauter develops micro robots as tools for brain surgeons and dentists, and for operations on bones.

Sport - 14.03.2023
New handlebars raise paralympic hopes
New handlebars raise paralympic hopes
ETH student Luca Hasler developed a new set of handlebars for para-athlete Flurina Rigling. The cyclist hopes these will boost her chances of qualifying for future events - including the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 14.03.2023
The power of habit
Life is a constant stream of decisions that pit sober reflection against powerful emotions, conscious deliberation against gut instincts. Using complex models and sophisticated experiments, researchers study how we combine these different decision-making strategies. One mention of insects is enough to draw a sceptical smile from Michael Siegrist.

Physics - Campus - 14.03.2023

Agronomy / Food Science - 14.03.2023
A life in development aid
A life in development aid
Peter Schmidt has been working in development aid for over 30 years, constantly seeking ways to help people help themselves.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.03.2023
Getting to the bottom of bacteria
Getting to the bottom of bacteria
Gregor Weiss is fascinated by the inner workings of our cells and is driven by the hope of finding a non-antibiotic therapy for urinary tract infections.

Psychology - 14.03.2023
At night
By Michael Hagner (Photograph: ETH Zurich / Silvia Schöning) Recently, Nature caused quite a stir with an article that suggested science is becoming less disruptive.

Health - Computer Science - 14.03.2023
Tracing a digital shadow
Tracing a digital shadow
Psychologist Verena Zimmermann joins computer scientists Joachim Buhmann and Elgar Fleisch to discuss whether our feelings can be measured, what role they play in human-machine interactions, and the use of smart technologies.

Environment - Career - 13.03.2023

Innovation - Computer Science - 13.03.2023
Unraveling the primordial-soup-like secrets of ChatGPT
Unraveling the primordial-soup-like secrets of ChatGPT
AI chatbot ChatGPT exploded onto the scene in November 2022. It can write essays, WordPress plugins and even pass an MBA exam - yet scientists still don't fully understand how these general artificial intelligence programs work.

Politics - Innovation - 10.03.2023
Federal Council moves forward with decision to improve planning support for CERN projects
At its meeting on 10 March 2023, the Federal Council decided to launch a consultation on proposed amendments to the Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation (RIPA).

Computer Science - Campus - 10.03.2023

Life Sciences - 10.03.2023

Life Sciences - Campus - 10.03.2023

Economics - Administration - 10.03.2023

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.03.2023
Students want to invite the ocean on EPFL campus
Students want to invite the ocean on EPFL campus
To build awareness about the importance of oceans, Sailowtech, a student association, has launched a project to develop low-tech methods for collecting data at sea.
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