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Physics - Computer Science - 20.11.2015
Two finalists in supercomputing
Two finalists in supercomputing
Every year at the SC conference, the Gordon Bell Prize is presented to recognise outstanding work in the field of high-performance computing.

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 02.11.2015
Revealing the mysteries of the Maya script
Revealing the mysteries of the Maya script
02.11.15 - EPFL researchers have come up with an algorithm to analyze Mayan writing. This project could one day contribute to translating this complex and still partially unknown language. While some five million people still speak a language that evolved out of Mayan civilization in South America, the written language has suffered a different fate.

Computer Science - Innovation - 26.10.2015
One click away from the perfect outfit
One click away from the perfect outfit
Whether shopping online or offline, everyone knows how difficult it can be to find the right outfit. Fashwell, an ETH spin-off, now has a remedy for that. Its app unites social media and online shopping to help users track down the clothes they like. Anyone who thinks fashion and computer science are two irreconcilable concepts and that fashion is inherently out of place in a technical course would quickly change their opinion with a single visit to the ETH spin-off Fashwell.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 08.10.2015
A major proof of concept for brain simulation
A major proof of concept for brain simulation
08.10.15 - An international team led by EPFL scientists have completed a first draft computer reconstruction of a piece of the neocortex. The electrical behavior of the virtual brain tissue was simulated on supercomputers and found to match the behavior observed in a number of experiments on the brain.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 30.09.2015
An army of tiny robots that tracks galaxies
An army of tiny robots that tracks galaxies
30.09.15 - Why is the universe expanding at an increasing rate? Scientists will attempt to gain a better understanding of this phenomenon by mapping the distribution of galaxies in the universe.

Computer Science - Innovation - 18.03.2015
Playing a Video Game Using Thoughts
Playing a Video Game Using Thoughts
The start-up MindMaze has opened up a new dimension in the world of video games: moving with thoughts through a virtual environment or even directly interacting through certain emotions.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 09.03.2015
Learning like machines
Learning like machines
Neurobiologists have shown that neurons critical for learning can be divided into two subpopulations with different functions. Almost as if learning processes in the brain mimicked machine learning, one subpopulation is responsible for collecting a broad range of potentially relevant information, while the second subsequently helps to consolidate a successful strategy.

Computer Science - Health - 04.03.2015
Kids and robots learn to write together
Kids and robots learn to write together
Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain self--confidence.

Computer Science - 23.01.2015
Wi-Fi and Neighborhood Conflicts: An Algorithm to Keep the Peace
Wi-Fi and Neighborhood Conflicts: An Algorithm to Keep the Peace
To overcome the problem of interference between wireless networks, a researcher has developed an algorithm that automatically selects the best frequency band according to the usage of neighboring networks.