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Chemistry - Environment/Sustainable Development
05.06.2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
EPFL scientists have built the first Earth-abundant and low-cost catalytic system for splitting CO 2 into CO and oxygen, an important step towards achieving the conversion of renewable energy into hydrocarbon fuels.
Architecture - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.06.2017
A self-sufficient home with solar panels installed only on its facade
A self-sufficient home with solar panels installed only on its facade
EPFL, in association with the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, the Geneva School of Art and Design and the University of Fribourg, is taking part in the 2017 international Solar Decathlon competition.
Life Sciences
01.06.2017
Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for over a year
Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for over a year
EPFL scientists have built a low-cost and ultra-stable perovskite solar cell that has been running at 11.2% efficiency for over a year, without loss in performance.
Life Sciences
31.05.2017
Horses masticate similarly to ruminants
Horses masticate similarly to ruminants
The mastication halters indicate that horses fragment their food with the same rhythmic chewing movements as ruminants do during rumination (Image: UZH).
Physics/Materials Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
31.05.2017
Water temperatures to drop after the Mühleberg plant closes
Water temperatures to drop after the Mühleberg plant closes
Mühleberg is the first Swiss nuclear power plant slated for decommissioning in 2019. EPFL researchers have shown that its shutdown will lower water temperatures in the Aar River and Lake Biel, and could affect waterways as far away as Germany. When the Mühleberg nuclear power station goes offline in 2019, the waters of the Aar River and Lake Biel will cool down.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
30.05.2017
Better Treatment for Kidney Cancer Thanks to New Mouse Model
Better Treatment for Kidney Cancer Thanks to New Mouse Model
Roughly 2-3 percent of all people suffering from cancer have kidney cancer. The most common form of this disease is called clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). In roughly half of all patients with this disease, the tumor develops metastases and generally cannot be cured. New Mouse Model for Investigating Kidney Cancer The research of different types of cancer and the testing of new treatments depends on accurate mouse models.
Physics/Materials Science
30.05.2017
3D printer inks from the woods
3D printer inks from the woods
Empa researchers have succeeded in developing an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing based on cellulose nanocrystals.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.05.2017
Detailed view of a molecular toxin transporter
Detailed view of a molecular toxin transporter
Transport proteins in the cells of our body protect us from particular toxins. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel have now determined the high-resolution three-dimensional structure of a major human transport protein.
Media - Computer Science/Telecom
29.05.2017
An algorithm designed to expand Wikipedia in all languages
An algorithm designed to expand Wikipedia in all languages
An EPFL researcher has created a system that scans Wikipedia for important articles that are missing in other languages. This project could help expand the online encyclopedia's coverage in minority languages, such as Romansh. With 40 million articles in 293 languages, Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia ever made.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
29.05.2017
Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby through Amniotic Fluid
Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby through Amniotic Fluid
The feeling of constantly being on edge, always having to take care of everything, not being able to find a balance: If an expectant mother is strongly stressed over a longer period of time, the risk of the unborn child developing a mental or physical illness later in life - such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or cardiovascular disease - increases.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
26.05.2017
Quantum-aided frequency measurements
Quantum-aided frequency measurements
Accurate measurements of the frequencies of weak electric or magnetic fields are important in many applications. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a procedure whereby a quantum sensor measures the frequency of an oscillating magnetic field with unprecedented accuracy. Accurate frequency measurements are of crucial importance in many scientific and technological applications.

 
 
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