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Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
16.09.2011
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree - or does it?
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree - or does it?
Research has shown that contrary to what was thought from previous studies, spin-outs don't systematically set up shop near their parent companies. To stay or to leave, what's the best strategy? “I was really surprised, when doing this research, to find that 50% of spin-outs don't necessarily establish themselves near the parent company,” observes Christopher Tucci from EPFL.
Computer Science/Telecom
30.06.2011
Memory breakthrough for the first time
Memory breakthrough for the first time
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a relatively new memory technology, known as phase-change memory (PCM), can reliably store multiple data bits per cell over extended periods of time. This significant improvement advances the development of low-cost, faster and more durable memory applications for consumer devices, including mobile phones and cloud storage, as well as high-performance applications, such as enterprise data storage.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Computer Science/Telecom
27.06.2011
Air quality sensors on city buses
Air quality sensors on city buses
Rather than installing stations on fixed towers, why not use mobile sensors spread out over the whole city to get better air quality measurements?
Computer Science/Telecom
14.06.2011
From a Bachelor's project to the top of the charts
From a Bachelor’s project to the top of the charts
Aelios is an application that was developed by Bachelor students. Two weeks after its launch, it topped download charts in Switzerland and Germany.
Mathematics - Computer Science/Telecom
08.06.2011
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
06.06.2011
Remote diagnosis for medical ultrasound
Remote diagnosis for medical ultrasound
An ultrasound machine has been transformed into a telediagnosis tool. Specialists in other hospitals can see images in real time, pinpoint the exact zone they're coming from, and interact. Making a diagnosis using ultrasound images often requires advice from experts in other hospitals, particularly in neurology.
Computer Science/Telecom
26.05.2011
When robots learn from our mistakes
When robots learn from our mistakes
Robots typically acquire new capacities by imitation. Now, EPFL scientists are doing the inverse - developing machines that can learn more rapidly and outperform humans by starting from failed or inaccurate demonstrations. A robot, unblinking, impassive, observes. Its instructor wants it to learn how to put a balloon in a basket 20 meters away.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
04.05.2011
Robots learn sharing
Robots learn sharing
An evolutionary robotics experiment supports Hamilton's rule of altruism and improves swarm robotics collaboration as a result. Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, researchers shed light on one of the most enduring puzzles in biology: Why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their way to help each other?
Computer Science/Telecom
28.02.2011
Supercomputers with the size of sugar cubes
Supercomputers with the size of sugar cubes
Energy consumption poses a critical challenge in the development of next-generation supercomputers and IT systems.

 
 
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