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Environment - Business / Economics - 24.05.2018
EPFL analyzes the economic impact of three energy-transition scenario
A handful of EPFL laboratories teamed up to compare three energy-transition scenarios that vary in their use of fossil fuels and renewable energy and their energy efficiency. The study found that greater use of renewable energy, combined with more measures to enhance energy efficiency, would create more jobs in Switzerland and increase the country's energy independence without having any impact on the overall cost.

Business / Economics - 15.02.2018
Artificial intelligence can help you protect your personal data
Artificial intelligence can help you protect your personal data
It's a safe bet that some of the websites and apps you use collect and subsequently sell your personal data.

Business / Economics - 09.02.2018
Modeling human behavior with Airbnb
Modeling human behavior with Airbnb
Researchers at Idiap and EPFL have been working with psychologists to understand how people form first impressions from photos.

Business / Economics - 07.02.2018
Wage increases do not have a persistent effect on job satisfaction
Wage increases do not have a persistent effect on job satisfaction
After a wage increase, people tend to be more satisfied with their jobs - and even more so when what they have gained exceeds the wage increases of their colleagues. Yet, this effect on job satisfaction is not persistent. Two economists from University of Basel reported these findings in a study recently published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Physics / Materials Science - Business / Economics - 21.12.2017

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 - 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 - 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.
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