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Research Management - Administration - 14.07.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 14.07.2021
How to make biomedical research data able to interact?
How to make biomedical research data able to interact?
Swiss specialists in data semantics define the national strategy for the interoperability of research data to enable a strong policy of promoting personalised medicine.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.07.2021
Novartis announces NEJM publication of positive Phase III REACH3 data for Jakavi in chronic GvHD
REACH3 data show Jakavi significantly improved overall response rate (ORR) at week 24 (49.7% vs.

Campus - Media - 13.07.2021
Students make the news by producing original data journalism
EPFL and UNIL students collaborated with professional journalists to write data-driven articles on key social issues - family and money - for publication in the Tribune de Genève and other news outlets of Tamedia.

Computer Science - 12.07.2021
Midgard - a paradigm shift in data center technology
Researchers have pioneered an innovative approach to implementing virtual memory in data centers, which will greatly increase server efficiency.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.07.2021
In the health lab of the future
In the health lab of the future
Rea Lehner has been running the "Future Health Technologies" research programme at the Singapore-ETH Centre since 2020.

Innovation - 08.07.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 08.07.2021
Shaping the Next-generation of Interventions for Malaria Prevention
Shaping the Next-generation of Interventions for Malaria Prevention
Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Swiss TPH has launched a new project bringing together research & development and implementation specialists, modellers and global-health experts to shape the next-generation of medical interventions for malaria prevention.

Health - Environment - 07.07.2021
Citizen scientists to the rescue
Citizen scientists to the rescue
Summer series: How science works From data collection to environmental and public-health advocacy, amateur scientists make a valuable contribution to scientific research. It's 6:30pm on Tuesday, 29 June. From the couch in my Geneva apartment, I'm working on a project for EPFL's Digital Epidemiology Lab - even though I know nothing about epidemiology and nobody at the lab even knows I'm taking part.

Research Management - Career - 06.07.2021

Innovation - Environment - 06.07.2021
A next step towards climate-friendly fuels
A next step towards climate-friendly fuels
Synhelion and Empa are conducting a joint research project, co-funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, to further develop a high-temperature energy storage solution that is a key component in the production of climate-friendly solar fuels. The project will enable the cost-effective and scalable storage of high-temperature solar heat at over 1'000°C for the first time.

Materials Science - 06.07.2021

Environment - 06.07.2021
Some urban commuters have no choice but to take their car
An EPFL study shows that suburban commuters do not necessarily take environmental concerns into account when deciding whether to use their car. Many car commuters - especially those with hectic schedules - feel they have no other choice. That's especially true when it comes to working mothers. Transportation accounts for a third of greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland, and 75% of those emissions come from car travel.

Physics - Innovation - 06.07.2021
Circuits of the future
Circuits of the future
The more connected the world becomes, the greater the demands that data traffic places on communications infrastructure.

Innovation - 06.07.2021

Materials Science - 05.07.2021

Physics - Campus - 05.07.2021

Materials Science - Physics - 05.07.2021
A data river runs through it
A data river runs through it
Data and signals can be transmitted quickly and reliably with glass fibers - as long as the fiber does not break.

Environment - Campus - 02.07.2021
Testing on the Limmat to combat plastic in the oceans
Testing on the Limmat to combat plastic in the oceans
This summer, students from ETH Zurich will test various technologies on the Limmat for the automatic removal of waste. The Autonomous River Cleanup project is starting with rivers to tackle the global problem of marine pollution. Millions of tonnes of waste end up in the world's oceans every year. Plastics account for the largest share, decaying very slowly and threatening not only marine life and ecosystems, but also our health.

Computer Science - 01.07.2021
’Trustworthy AI requires interdisciplinary collaboration’
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key technologies for science, business, and society - but how transparent are their decisions?

Environment - Music - 01.07.2021
Composing new energy systems
Composing new energy systems
Modern, decentralized energy systems are a highly complex matter. Planning them in an optimal and cost-efficient way is a major challenge for energy planners.

Media - 01.07.2021
Women Still Severely Underrepresented in Swiss Media
Women are severely underrepresented in Swiss media coverage compared to men. Only about one in four people featured in media reports are female.

Computer Science - Physics - 01.07.2021
New research division at PSI points to the future of data
New research division at PSI points to the future of data
The Paul Scherrer Institute, in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL, is establishing a new research division: Scientific Computing, Theory, and Data.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2021
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
In noisy environments it is difficult for hearing aid users or people with a hearing implant to understand their conversational partner because current audio processors still have difficulty focusing precisely enough on specific sound sources.

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.06.2021

Health - 30.06.2021
Pumped to assist the heart with an artificial aorta
Scientists from EPFL and University of Bern have successfully implanted - in vivo - their first artificial tubular muscle that augments the aorta and assists cardiac function in pumping blood.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 30.06.2021
Fireproof and comfortable
Fireproof and comfortable
A new chemical process developed by Empa turns cotton into a fire-resistant fabric, that nevertheless retains the skin-friendly properties of cotton.

Health - 29.06.2021
Sinergia grants for three University of Bern researchers
Sinergia grants for three University of Bern researchers
Three researchers at the University of Bern are receiving Sinergia grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for their research projects.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 29.06.2021
Robots for comfort and counsel
Robots for comfort and counsel
From robots that offer solace to algorithms that help judges make fact-based decisions, robotics and machine learning are entering new domains that were once the preserve of humans. Five years ago, while studying in Pennsylvania for a Master's degree in robotics, Alexis E. Block was asked to choose a topic for her thesis.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.06.2021

Pedagogy - 28.06.2021

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 28.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 25.06.2021
'A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find'
’A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find’
Under a new rating system, it will soon be possible to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of space missions. The consortium behind the initiative, which includes the World Economic Forum (WEF), has tasked EPFL's Space Center (eSpace) with finalizing the assessment criteria and implementing the system in this fast-changing field.