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Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
08.11.2017
A new bio-robot
A new bio-robot
With a new method for modifying antibodies, drugs are developped showing more stability and, thus, having fewer side-effects. At the time Spycher, a postdoctoral radiopharmaceutical researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, was concerned with the question of how active agents could be bound to antibodies more efficiently.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
08.09.2017
Apety - the app that makes eating out a piece of cake
Apety - the app that makes eating out a piece of cake
Students from EPFL and HEC have just launched an app that streamlines how you organize a meal out with friends.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
03.08.2017
Cultural factors account for cost differences at the end of life
Cultural factors account for cost differences at the end of life
In their final year of life, on average men cause more healthcare costs than women. Dying is more expensive in the Frenchand Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland than in the German-speaking part. These are the findings of an analysis of health insurance data that was conducted as part of the National Research Programme "End of life" (NRP 67).
Business/Economics
30.06.2017
An encryption system that hides your travel data from Uber
An encryption system that hides your travel data from Uber
Researchers from EPFL and UNIL have developed an encryption protocol that can put drivers in touch with passengers while keeping their personal data secret.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
17.05.2017
City model created from images alone
City model created from images alone
ETH scientists have combined millions of images and videos into a three-dimensional, living model of the city of Zurich.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.04.2017
Assessing the impact of climate risks on the financial system
Assessing the impact of climate risks on the financial system
In the wake of 2015 Climate Paris Agreements to limit global temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, many governmental and private stakeholders have advocated for the introduction of policies to mitigate climate change.
Business/Economics
07.04.2017
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
22.03.2017
Camouflage apples
Camouflage apples
On the long journey from the fruit plantation to the retailer's shelf, fruits can quickly perish. In particular, the refrigeration inside the cargo containers is not always guaranteed and existing methods for measuring the temperature are not sufficiently reliable.
Business/Economics
12.01.2017
Enterprise R&D investment of over CHF 15 billion in 2015
Enterprise R&D investment of over CHF 15 billion in 2015
Neuchâtel, 12.01.2017 (FSO) - Enterprises in Switzerland devoted more than CHF 15.7 billion to their research and development activities (R&D) in 2015.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
09.01.2017
Mapping the urban underground
Mapping the urban underground
An EPFL researcher has taken a methodology designed to improve underground urban planning around the world one step further.
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.
Business/Economics - Psychology
19.10.2016
Overcoming egocentricity increases self-control
Overcoming egocentricity increases self-control
Should I buy a new car now or save the money for retirement? Such situations require self-control in order to resist the immediately tempting offer for the sake of more important outcomes in the future. It is widely accepted that self-control is regulated by mechanisms in the brain area called the “prefrontal cortex”, with the ability to keep oneself at bay when tempted by immediately appealing offers.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
22.09.2016
Europeans favor high-skilled, vulnerable and Christian asylum seekers
Europeans favor high-skilled, vulnerable and Christian asylum seekers
Dominik Hangartner from UZH's Department of Political Science and the London School of Economics and Political Science teamed up with colleagues from Stanford University (USA) to compile 180,000 fict
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
12.08.2016
Gastrointestinal illnesses cost the Swiss health care sector up to EUR 45 million per year
Gastrointestinal illnesses cost the Swiss health care sector up to EUR 45 million per year
Acute diarrhoea entails annual health care costs of EUR 29 to 45 million in Switzerland. Thereof, around a quarter is due to infections of the diarrhoea-causing pathogen Campylobacter. This was revealed in a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). In Switzerland, between 300,000 and 700,000 patients per year visit a doctor due to acute diarrhoea.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.08.2016
Shorter asylum procedures reduce unemployment
Shorter asylum procedures reduce unemployment
Although refugees in Switzerland are allowed to take up employment while their asylum application procedure is still pending, a long wait reduces their chances of entering into employment. Researchers supported by the SNSF have now robustly quantified this negative effect for the first time. On 5 June 2016, the Swiss electorate approved an accelerated asylum procedure.
Chemistry - Business/Economics
06.07.2016
Replacing oil with wood for the production of chemicals
Replacing oil with wood for the production of chemicals
Two research projects of the National Research Programme Resource Wood have developed new processes to replace petroleum with wood for the production of important chemicals.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
05.07.2016
Using servers for home heating
Using servers for home heating
05.07.16 - Summer Series on Student Projects - For his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Karim Ziadé assessed the feasibility of putting data centers into residential buildings for heating purposes.
Business/Economics
25.05.2016
Augmented reality for firefighters
Augmented reality for firefighters
25.05.16 - An EPFL team is working on a smart visor that, combined with a thermal imaging camera, will help firefighters see what's around them in real time, even at night and in smoke.
Business/Economics
23.05.2016
Turnaround for the FDP, polarisation continues
Turnaround for the FDP, polarisation continues
In the 2015 federal elections, the FDP consolidated its position as the leading economic party. The SVP made gains thanks to its solid ground-level support and the widespread concerns about migration. On the other hand, the GLP and BDP could rely only on a small number of core voters, and in 2015 the electorate didn't identify them with specific issues or solutions.

 
 
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