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Chemistry - Jul 23
Chemistry
Porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have many applications like carbon capture and water-cleaning. However, MOFs with large pores tend to collapse. Chemists and chemical engineers at EPFL have now solved the problem by adding small amounts of a polymer into the MOF pores, an act that impedes pore collapse.
Health - Jul 22

In multiple sclerosis (MS), dysregulated immune cells periodically infiltrate the brain of afflicted patients, causing damages to neural transmission and neuronal loss. If not properly monitored and treated, the disease leads to accumulating disabilities that ultimately greatly restrict the daily life of patients.

Physics - Jul 19
Physics

Adjusting the thermal conductivity of materials is one of the challenges nanoscience is currently facing.


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Mechanical Engineering - 22.07.2019
Swissloop comes second in the Hyperloop competition
Swissloop comes second in the Hyperloop competition
At yesterday's Hyperloop Competition in Los Angeles, the Swissloop pod achieved a top speed of 252 km/h.

Innovation / Technology - 22.07.2019
EPFLoop races to third place in Los Angeles
EPFLoop races to third place in Los Angeles
Using similar propulsion technology, the Hyperloop pods developed by EPFL and ETH Zurich turned in a solid performance in Los Angeles: EPFLoop topped out at 238 km/h in the airless tube set up by SpaceX, while Swissloop peaked at 259km/h.

Business / Economics - Event - 22.07.2019

Innovation / Technology - 22.07.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 21.07.2019
150 years of DNA
150 years of DNA
DNA has become the icon of modern bioscience but few people realize that it was Friedrich Miescher, who - almost a century before Watson and Crick - laid the chemical groundwork for the molecular breakthroughs that followed. Today, 150 years after Miescher's first ‘discovery' of DNA, we want to highlight his remarkable work.

Health - 20.07.2019
EPFLoop ready to roll in Los Angeles
EPFLoop ready to roll in Los Angeles
The finals of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition will take place this Sunday. The crowning race will play out in an airless tube, and EPFL's student team is among the top three contenders.

Innovation / Technology - 18.07.2019
EPFL startup develops innovative method for recycling PET
DePoly, a startup based at EPFL's Valais-Wallis campus, has developed a chemical-based method for recycling PET containers.

Materials Science - 17.07.2019

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 16.07.2019
Evaluating the risks posed by synthetic biology
Last week, nearly 70 experts from around the world gathered at EPFL for a workshop on potential threats arising from synthetic biology.

Environment - 16.07.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 16.07.2019
FDA accepts file and accelerates review of Novartis sickle cell disease medicine crizanlizumab (SEG101)
FDA grants crizanlizumab Priority Review based on Phase II data showing prevention of vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) in patients with sickle cell disease, shortening FDA review to six months from stand

Environment - 10.07.2019
Shared e-cargo bikes: boom and barriers in Basel
Shared e-cargo bikes: boom and barriers in Basel
Sustainable means of mobility are becoming ever more popular. In Switzerland, around 15,000 people have registered with the online platform carvelo2go, which hires out electric cargo bikes.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.07.2019
Roche presents a broad range of data for Hemlibra demonstrating continued benefits for people with haemophilia A at the ISTH 2019 Congress
New analyses from phase III HAVEN studies support Hemlibra's sustained efficacy, safety and quality of life benefit in people with haemophilia A, with and without factor VIII inhibitors First data of

Computer Science / Telecom - Social Sciences - 08.07.2019
The math of detecting communities
The math of detecting communities
Emmanuel Abbé is the new Chair of Mathematical Data Science at EPFL. His work answers fundamental questions in machine learning and information theory, and in particular on community detection. Sociologists study the patterns of everyday social interactions and relationships by structuring society in a network.

Environment - 08.07.2019

Electroengineering - Health - 08.07.2019
Wind power from the Sky
Wind power from the Sky
To harvest wind energy, you don't necessarily need rotors on steel masts - light kites on thin ropes can do the same. The Empa spin-off TwingTec has been researching this technology for some time now. Last autumn, it was possible for the first time to start, generate electrical energy while flying and then land again, all in the specified level of automation.

Materials Science - Transport - 08.07.2019
Ready to recycle?
The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries' The association of Swiss car importers, "auto-schweiz", is striving for a recycling solution for the entire industry.

Environment - Materials Science - 08.07.2019
Ways into the future of energy
Ways into the future of energy
A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and limiting our demand in winter, or generating energy in the "sunny south" or "windy north" of the world and transporting it here.

Materials Science - Environment - 05.07.2019
How to make Switzerland CO2-free
Switzerland is about to undergo a comprehensive transformation of its energy system if it plans to drastically curb its CO2 emissions.

Materials Science - Environment - 04.07.2019
New record for flexible thin-film solar cells
New record for flexible thin-film solar cells
Never before has such an efficient flexible CIGS solar cell been built. Empa researchers achieve an efficiency of 20.8% - breaking their own record.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 02.07.2019

Media - 01.07.2019
"Science journalists help bring science to the masses"
The 11 th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) is being held in Lausanne this week, attracting some 1,200 visitors to our city.

Materials Science - Event - 01.07.2019
Creativity: the beautiful sister of science
Creativity: the beautiful sister of science
The beauty of scientific results sometimes only reveals itself to a circle of experts. For the "ArtSci 2019" exhibition at ETH Zurich, however, researchers made the magic of the natural sciences comprehensible to a wider audience.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.06.2019
CHMP recommends EU approval of Tecentriq for people with breast cancer
Recommendation based on the results of IMpassion130 study in triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive type of breast cancer with high unmet medical need First positive Phase III cancer immunother

Physics - Materials Science - 26.06.2019
Empa paves the way for hydrogen mobility
Hydrogen mobility in Switzerland is picking up speed. The mobility demonstrator "move", which Empa opened in Dübendorf about three years ago with the support of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and various industrial partners, laid an important foundation stone for this and has been continuously developing since then.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.06.2019
Lunar mission deep in Zermatt's ice
On 17 June, students from EPFL and 12 other European universities headed to Zermatt as part of the IGLUNA project.

Environment - Business / Economics - 26.06.2019
Federal Council discusses sustainable finance and sets out next steps
During its meeting on 26 June 2019, the Federal Council held a discussion on a sustainable Swiss financial centre.

Environment - 26.06.2019
Lack of knowledge and experience are slowing implementation of Energy Strategy 2050
The National Research Programmes "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) and "Managing Energy Consumption" (NRP 71) have investigated the key factors influencing society's willingness to accept technology and behavioural change and distilled them into specific recommendations.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2019
Grassland Researchers Meet in Zurich
Switzerland is a grassland. The climate and soil provide ideal conditions for grass production, and thus for sustainable milk and meat production, whilst natural conditions are often unfavourable for arable farming. However, grass production too is facing new challenges. Despite extreme weather such as drought, the agricultural sector aims to produce top-quality forage, so that concentrate use can be reduced as much as possible.
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