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Life Sciences - Physics - 17.08.2021
Computer algorithms are currently revolutionising biology
Artificial intelligence can help predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins. Beat Christen describes how such algorithms should soon help to develop tailored artificial proteins.

Media - Campus - 13.08.2021
EPFL Wikipedia Project bolsters the School's online visibility
EPFL Wikipedia Project bolsters the School's online visibility
The EPFL Wikipedia Project, which ran from August 2020 to July 2021, boosted EPFL's presence on the free encyclopedia and helped share information about the School's scientific discoveries with its Swiss audience.

Health - Campus - 13.08.2021

Environment - Physics - 12.08.2021
Living in the crystal ball
Living in the crystal ball
Alain Aerni is trying to look into the future: His "Crystalball" energy control system combines photovoltaics, heat pumps and charging stations and uses weather reports to predict energy requirements.

Economics / Business - 11.08.2021
Night at the warehouse
Night at the warehouse
ETH Zurich spinoff, Verity AG deploys a new fleet of drones primed to transform warehouse operations and support more sustainable supply chains.

Innovation - Career - 11.08.2021
Who owns the discoveries and inventions made by scientists?
Who owns the discoveries and inventions made by scientists?
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS Every year, scientists churn out over 4,000 journal articles on new discoveries and nearly 140 inventions. Even though discoveries and inventions are closely related, it would be a mistake to put them in the same basket: the intellectual property is handled in two very different ways.

Environment - 10.08.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 09.08.2021
Organoid bladders reveal secrets of UTIs
Organoid bladders reveal secrets of UTIs
Scientists at EPFL have developed two complementary bladder models to study urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by E. coli: bladder organoids and a bladder-on-a-chip.

Environment - 09.08.2021
Climate change is happening here and now
Climate researcher Sonia Seneviratne contributed to the latest assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 06.08.2021
The scientific method throughout history
The scientific method throughout history
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS - Looking to the past can help us better understand the workings of science today. Jérôme Baudry, Professor at the College of Humanities at EPFL, explains how the procedures for proving and communicating scientific results have changed over time. We often hear people talk about "the scientific method" as the ultimate guarantee of rigor in experimental research, but what exactly does it entail?

Environment - Computer Science - 06.08.2021
New high-resolution models merge weather and climate
New high-resolution models merge weather and climate
Torrential rain and flooding have dominated the weather over the past few weeks.

Environment - 06.08.2021
Why do we need sharper weather and climate models?
Why do we need sharper weather and climate models?
We know that CO2 is warming the planet. But if we want to understand its consequences and avert risks, more accurate weather and climate models are crucial, says Nicolas Gruber.

Transport - Environment - 05.08.2021
EPFL gets its first fast-charging station for electric vehicles
EPFL gets its first fast-charging station for electric vehicles
A team of EPFL engineers, in association with local businesses and authorities, are testing novel algorithms for the deployment of greener EV fast-charging stations.

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.08.2021
The challenges of forecasting algae blooms
The challenges of forecasting algae blooms
Blue-green algae and other phytoplankton are very important for the proper functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 02.08.2021

Politics - 02.08.2021
Switzerland and the EU - where to now?
Switzerland and the EU - where to now?
Following the termination of negotiations for a framework agreement, researchers outline a three-stage plan for the further development of a constructive partnership between Switzerland and the European Union.

Economics / Business - 02.08.2021
Generous with Individuals and Selfish to the Masses
Financial scandals or just normal human behaviour? Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have shown in an experimental setting that most people are willing to steal half of the earnings of a la

Health - Life Sciences - 02.08.2021
Salmonella: Intestinal flora as reason for asymptomatic disease progression
Salmonella infections can result in a broad spectrum of illnesses. According to the latest research findings, one reason why some cases are harmless while others are very severe lies in the intestinal flora. An infection with Salmonella can have very different consequences. While some infected people do not notice the infection with the bacteria at all - this is called an asymptomatic progression - others suffer from severe gastrointestinal complaints.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 30.07.2021
How will machine learning change science?
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS - For millennia scientists have manually combed through data in a bid to find meaningful patterns to solve complex problems.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.07.2021
Lord of the flies, king of data and proud owner of seven bicycles
Lord of the flies, king of data and proud owner of seven bicycles
ETH professor and molecular biologist Ernst Hafen retires at the end of July. We look back at the colourful career of a leading scientist with many different interests beyond the narrow world of molecular genetics.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 23.07.2021
Wyss Center partners with Artiria Medical to accelerate a novel therapy for cerebral vasospasm
The new device will interact with the nerves responsible for constriction of brain arteries - a common complication after hemorrhagic stroke Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center and Artiria Medical

Mechanical Engineering - Campus - 23.07.2021
EPFL now has its own Hyperloop test track
EPFL now has its own Hyperloop test track
Engineers at EPFL's DESL lab, working in association with EPFL spin-off Swisspod, have built a Hyperloop test track on the Lausanne campus.

Media - 23.07.2021
20 recommendations from 16 experts to improve science communication in Switzerland
The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences has published a first comprehensive assessment report on science communication in Switzerland, made by a group of 16 experts, among which USI professor Suzanne Suggs.

Campus - Environment - 22.07.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.07.2021

Transport - 20.07.2021

Health - Economics / Business - 20.07.2021

Civil Engineering - 19.07.2021
First 3D printed and unreinforced concrete bridge
3D printing can be used to build load-bearing concrete structures that require significantly less material and no steel reinforcement or mortar.

Environment - 19.07.2021
Is a 'green populist' movement emerging in Switzerland?
Is a ’green populist’ movement emerging in Switzerland?
According to two scientists, Switzerland's right-wing populist parties have adopted some ideas from green parties in order to attract more voters. In a recent shift in messaging, the populists claim that increased urbanization and growing population density are being fueled in part by immigration, and could wipe out natural areas and expand Switzerland's carbon footprint.  When Spanish sociologist Ander Audikana moved to Switzerland in February 2014, he never thought he'd be witness to an event that would shake up the country.

Environment - 16.07.2021
Removing the lead hazard from perovskite solar cells
Although a very promising solution for capturing solar energy, perovskite solar cells contain lead, which is toxic to the environment and a serious health hazard.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 16.07.2021
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Researchers at the University of Geneva have found that emotion knowledge, cooperative social behaviour and locomotor activity are three key skills for promoting numerical learning in children aged 3 to 6.

Campus - Environment - 15.07.2021