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Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
21.12.2015
Faster entanglement of distant quantum dots
Faster entanglement of distant quantum dots
Entanglement between distant quantum objects is an important ingredient for future information technologies. Researchers at the ETH have now developed a method with which such states can be created a thousand times faster than before. In many future information and telecommunication technologies, a remarkable quantum effect called entanglement will likely play an important role.
Computer Science/Telecom - Sport Sciences
04.12.2015
Playing tennis on a smart court
Playing tennis on a smart court
Technis, an EPFL start-up, is bringing augmented reality to the tennis court. Their newly developed technology could be used for other sports in the future.
Computer Science/Telecom
02.12.2015
All-terrain robot for nuclear decommissioning
All-terrain robot for nuclear decommissioning
ROVéo is a robot whose unique four-wheel design allows it to climb over obstacles up to two-thirds its height.
Computer Science/Telecom - Physics/Materials 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/Telecom - 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/Telecom - Event
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/Telecom
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.
Architecture - Computer Science/Telecom
05.10.2015
"Rock Print" at the forefront of architectural innovation
Inspired to take 3D printing technology to new heights, ETH Zurich and MIT researchers create "Rock Print" a full-scale architectural installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
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.
Life Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
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/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
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/Telecom - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
25.02.2015
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Researchers showed that by managing the access to freeway junctions and moderating the speed limit on the express lanes it is possible to reduce delays by over 12% across the highway system. In 30 years, traffic has more than tripled on most Swiss highways. On the A1, it even increased from 20'000 to nearly 90'000 vehicles per day, between Lausanne and Geneva.
Computer Science/Telecom
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.

 
 
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