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Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
26.11.2015
Tiny amoebas could play a big role in climate
Tiny amoebas could play a big role in climate
26.11.15 - For the first time, researchers at EPFL and the WSL investigate how the fate of tiny algae-harboring amoebas that live in peatlands could reinforce global warming. The world's peatlands store tremendous amounts of carbon - up to 20 years' worth of human and natural emissions.
Environment/Sustainable Development
18.11.2015
Plant roots shaped by river fluctuations
Plant roots shaped by river fluctuations
Changing flow rates in rivers can be disruptive to bushes and trees that grow on riverbanks. Now, researchers from EPFL have developed a way to predict how fluctuations in the water table impact the roots that nourish them.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.11.2015
Tackling a neglected disease with math
Tackling a neglected disease with math
11.11.15 - Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.10.2015
An innovative response to the challenge of storing renewable energy
An innovative response to the challenge of storing renewable energy
26.10.15 - A system for managing and storing energy, developed by EPFL's Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory, has been inaugurated on the school's campus.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.10.2015
The future of farming depends on local breeds
The future of farming depends on local breeds
16.10.15 - The dwindling genetic diversity of farm animals is increasingly becoming a threat to livestock production.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
04.09.2015
Adapting electricity demand to production. Not the other way around
04.09.15 - Instead of aligning energy production with consumption, wouldn't it be possible to make consumption adapt to the intermittency of renewable energies? François Vuille, director of development at the Energy Center, shares his thoughts.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Chemistry
29.07.2015
Yarn from slaughterhouse waste
Yarn from slaughterhouse waste
ETH researchers have developed a yarn from ordinary gelatine that has good qualities similar to those of merino wool fibres.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.02.2015
Paying rent with sugar and fat
Paying rent with sugar and fat
Powering coral reefs: Scientists have revealed how coral-dwelling microalgae harvest nutrients from the surrounding seawater and shuttle them out to their coral hosts, sustaining a fragile ecosystem that is under threat. Coral reefs are the jungles of the oceans, home to some of the planet's most fertile fishing grounds, and hotspots of global tourism.

 
 
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