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Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
14.11.2016
A technology to analyze NBA players
A technology to analyze NBA players
A new technology developed by PlayfulVision, an EPFL startup, records all aspects of sporting events for subsequent analysis in augmented reality.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
07.11.2016
Earth's magnetic field under the ‘simulation magnifying glass'
Earth’s magnetic field under the ‘simulation magnifying glass’
Earth's magnetic field has reversed direction hundreds of times in the course of our planet's history.
Computer Science/Telecom
18.10.2016
Plotting Pokémon Go's success
Plotting Pokémon Go's success
Since the popular game came out this past summer, the number of videos about it on YouTube has skyrocketed.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
12.10.2016
Soft robots that mimic human muscles
Soft robots that mimic human muscles
An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may be used in physical rehabilitation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
11.10.2016
Ultrasound imaging is gaining in precision
Ultrasound imaging is gaining in precision
Researchers have developed an image-reconstruction algorithm that improves the performance of ultrasound equipment. This breakthrough could have important implications in the fields of cardiology and neurosurgery. Over the past 30 years, ultrasound has become one of the most widely used imaging technologies in medicine.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
13.09.2016
Metal in chains
Metal in chains
The electronic energy states allowed by quantum mechanics determine whether a solid is an insulator or whether it conducts electric current as a metal.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Computer Science/Telecom
03.08.2016
For your next swim: Lake Geneva forecasts now online
For your next swim: Lake Geneva forecasts now online
A new web service provides real-time information and forecasts of water temperature and surface water currents.
Computer Science/Telecom
02.08.2016
Creating 3D objects from inextensible sheet materials
Creating 3D objects from inextensible sheet materials
Researchers have developed an algorithm for creating complex objects by cutting holes in sheets of inextensible, but flexible materials such as metal, plastic and leather. It has potential applications in many areas, including microengineering, bioengineering, fashion and architecture. EPFL researchers, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Hull, have come up with a method for creating everyday objects - like a mask or a shoe - from sheets of inextensible material.
Life Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
15.07.2016
A drone that gets around obstacles like an insect
A drone that gets around obstacles like an insect
Physics student Darius Merk has used an insect-inspired algorithm to develop a drone that can navigate around obstacles.
Computer Science/Telecom
07.07.2016
3D animation with the stroke of a pen
3D animation with the stroke of a pen
Mosketch, a software developed by Moka Studio and EPFL, lets you generate 3D animation without sophisticated training.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
29.06.2016
A new robot mimics vertebrate motion
A new robot mimics vertebrate motion
29.06.16 - Based on X-ray videos, EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail: a tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion. EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the gait of a salamander with unprecedented detail.
Computer Science/Telecom
24.06.2016
They have discovered the key to optimizing information transfer
They have discovered the key to optimizing information transfer
24.06.16 - EPFL researchers have come up with a way to optimize information transfer, solving a problem that has confounded researchers for 60 years. Their breakthrough could enhance the quality of our , from smartphones to satellite transmissions and data storage. We all need to send and receive data, such as when ing a movie, saving photos to a hard drive and talking on the phone.
Sport Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
10.06.2016
Artificial intelligence predicts the winners of Euro 2016 games
Artificial intelligence predicts the winners of Euro 2016 games
10.06.16 - EPFL researchers have developed a website that calculates the likely winners of Euro 2016 soccer games, using a more complex and accurate model than conventional statistical methods.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
03.06.2016
The robot Thymio is finding its niche in French schools
The robot Thymio is finding its niche in French schools
03.06.16 - Thymio, the teaching robot designed by EPFL and widely used in French-speaking Switzerland, is now making inroads elsewhere in Europe.
Computer Science/Telecom
06.04.2016
Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation
Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation
06.04.16 - A microchip that filters out unwanted radiation with the help of graphene has been developed by scientists from the EPFL and tested by researchers of the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The invention could be used in future devices to transmit wireless data ten times faster. EPFL and UNIGE scientists have developed a microchip using graphene that could help wireless tele share data at a rate that is ten times faster than currently possible.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.03.2016
Open-source microprocessor
Open-source microprocessor
In future, it will be easier and cheaper for developers at universities and SMEs to build wearable microelectronic devices and chips for the Internet of Things, thanks to the PULPino open-source processor, which has been developed at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna.
Computer Science/Telecom
21.03.2016
Human eyes assist drones, teach machines to see
Human eyes assist drones, teach machines to see
21.03.16 - Drone images accumulate much faster than they can be analyzed. Researchers have developed a new approach that combines crowdsourcing and machine learning to speed up the process. Who would win in a real-life game of "Where's Waldo," humans or computers? A recent study suggests that when speed and accuracy are critical, an approach combing both human and machine intelligence would take the prize.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.02.2016
A smart walking aid
A smart walking aid
Computer scientists and roboticists at ETH Zurich have developed a robotic walker that makes senior citizens more mobile.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
01.02.2016
Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
01.02.16 - Soft electronics are changing the way robots can touch. EPFL Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper - made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes - that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new level.
Architecture - Computer Science/Telecom
13.01.2016
3D mapping of entire buildings with mobile devices
3D mapping of entire buildings with mobile devices
Computer scientists working in a group led by ETH Professor Marc Pollefeys have developed a piece of software that makes it very easy to create 3D models of entire buildings.

 
 
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