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Materials Science - Environment - 17.07.2020
Fluorine recycling for lithium-ion batteries
Fluorine recycling for lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries contain salts rich in fluorine, which decompose in humid air to toxic, highly corrosive hydrogen fluoride. The hazardous nature of this substance makes recycling more difficult and more expensive. A research project entitled "Fluoribat" is now being launched at Empa to solve this problem.

Environment - 16.07.2020
Heat stress: the climate is putting European forests under sustained pressure
Heat stress: the climate is putting European forests under sustained pressure
No year since weather records began was as hot and dry as 2018. A first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of this drought and heat event shows that central European forests sustained long-term damage.

Environment - Transport - 16.07.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2020
Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar
Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar
The use of drones in global health settings has rapidly evolved in the past years. As drone technology continues to expand beyond the military and recreational sectors, it is foreseen that it will have a significant role to play in healthcare delivery.

Health - Philosophy - 15.07.2020
Ethical recommendations for triage of COVID-19 patients
Ethical recommendations for triage of COVID-19 patients
An international expert group led by Mathias Wirth, Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of Bern, has developed recommendations for avoiding triage of COVID-19 patients in extreme situations.

Physics - 14.07.2020
Christophe Galland picks up good vibrations from photons
Christophe Galland picks up good vibrations from photons
Summer Series: Science as a vocation. Christophe Galland, the head of EPFL's Laboratory of Quantum and Nano-Optics, believes that teaching and research are inextricably linked.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.07.2020

Chemistry - Physics - 14.07.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 13.07.2020
New data from phase IIIb study reinforces safety profile of Roche’s Hemlibra in people with haemophilia A
Second interim analysis of the STASEY study, including data from 193 patients, consistent with results from phase III HAVEN studies, with no new safety signals identified 1,2,3 STASEY is the largest

Health - Social Sciences - 13.07.2020
Faces and stories of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences: Marta Fadda
Faces and stories of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences: Marta Fadda
We continue our journey to discover the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences with Marta Fadda, post-doctoral researcher and lecturer, with whom we talk about social and cultural patterns, medical ethic

Economics / Business - 10.07.2020

Physics - Computer Science - 10.07.2020

Computer Science - Politics - 09.07.2020

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 09.07.2020
Restoring Vision Through Electrical Stimulation
Restoring Vision Through Electrical Stimulation
In a project under Horizon 2020, researchers from seven European organizations will examine how the vision of visually impaired people can be restored using electrical stimulation of the brain.

Physics - 09.07.2020
From music to quantum physics
From music to quantum physics
Celeste Carruth originally planned to be a musician. Now she is a physicist at ETH working to develop a new technique for controlling ions.

Career - Administration - 08.07.2020

Computer Science - Administration - 08.07.2020

Mathematics - 07.07.2020
Maryna Viazovska, explorer of mathematical dimensions
Maryna Viazovska, explorer of mathematical dimensions
Maryna Viazovska, who holds the Chair of Number Theory at EPFL, has resolved the problem of sphere packing in 8 and 24 dimensions.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.07.2020
"We have the here and now. That’s all we really have."
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is still a relatively young approach from behavioral therapy, but has already proven itself in the treatment of a wide range of mental disorders.

Criminology / Forensics - 06.07.2020
A secure, decentralized search engine for journalists
A secure, decentralized search engine for journalists
An EPFL laboratory has developed DataShare Network, a decentralized search engine paired with a secure messaging system that allows investigative journalists to exchange information securely and anonymously.

Health - 06.07.2020
Stress levels remain elevated for many even as coronavirus restrictions are lifted
Stress levels remain elevated for many even as coronavirus restrictions are lifted
There is less fear of coronavirus since the end of the lockdown, but 40% of the population still feels more stressed than before the pandemic began.

Health - 03.07.2020
100%SwissDEM: everyone counts
The 100%SwissDEM awareness-raising campaign, which is aimed at giving voice to the elderly to encourage the discussion on research and issues related to the health and well-being of the population aged 65 and over, has reached the halfway point.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.07.2020
Agroscope Publishes Study on Environmental Impacts of Drinking-Water Initiative
In an in-depth study, Agroscope analysed the possible environmental impacts of implementing the Drinking-Water Initiative. The life-cycle assessment shows that pesticide and nutrient pollution of Swiss water bodies and groundwater could be reduced. In addition, inland biodiversity could be improved slightly.

Politics - Environment - 03.07.2020
Influx from the SP helps the Greens to win elections
Due to widespread concerns about the climate, the environmental parties made significant gains in the 2019 federal elections, especially among young voters.

Physics - Event - 02.07.2020

Health - Social Sciences - 02.07.2020
Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel
Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel
A long-term study on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is being carried out in the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 02.07.2020
Crooked to the millimetre
Crooked to the millimetre
The technology pioneered by the ETH spin-off incon.ai allows blocks to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy, creating structures with aesthetic designs and augmented acoustics. Shadow plays, wavelike patterns or acoustic effects: bricks can be placed at special angles to create aesthetic architectural designs.

Architecture - 02.07.2020
EPFL architecture students publish their designs in print
EPFL architecture students publish their designs in print
EPFL's first-year architecture students usually have the chance to build full-scale versions of their designs.

Research Management - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020
Swissuniversities and Springer Nature sign a new Open Access agreement
Swissuniversities has adopted a new transformative Open Access agreement with Springer Nature.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 01.07.2020
Ethics and AI: an unethical optimization principle
EPFL professor Anthony Davison and co-authors provide a mathematical basis for concerns about ethical implications of AI. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly deployed around us and may have large potential benefits. But there are growing concerns about the unethical use of AI. Professor Anthony Davison, who holds the Chair of Statistics at EPFL, and colleagues in the UK, have tackled these questions from a mathematical point of view, focusing on commercial AI that seek to maximize profits.

Administration - Health - 01.07.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2020
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Advances in next-generation-sequencing technology that allow researchers to look at billions of pieces of genetic information are changing the way a disease is diagnosed. Correct identification of changes in the human genetic code responsible for rare metabolic disorders provides scientists and physicians with fact-based guidelines for the treatment.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 30.06.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 30.06.2020
Meeting challenges through basic research
Meeting challenges through basic research
Many scientists are currently undertaking work on the Sars-CoV-2 virus. But hundreds of projects supported by the SNSF are already contributing to finding answers to the current health crisis. In Switzerland and around the world, the novel coronavirus has become a priority for scientific research. Projects supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are no exception.