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Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 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.

Astronomy / Space Science - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 18.03.2015
Playing a Video Game Using Thoughts
Playing a Video Game Using Thoughts
The start-up MindMaze has opened up a new dimension in the world of video games: moving with thoughts through a virtual environment or even directly interacting through certain emotions.

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 - Health - 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 - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 05.12.2013
Ten Times More Throughput on Optic Fibers
Ten Times More Throughput on Optic Fibers
Two EPFL scientists have shown how to achieve a dramatic increase in the capacity of optical fibers.

Computer Science / Telecom - 19.11.2012
Software Enables Avatar to Reproduce Our Emotions in Real Time
Software Enables Avatar to Reproduce Our Emotions in Real Time
A virtual character produces the same facial expressions as its user. It makes a video game, chat, or an animated film both fun and fast.

Computer Science / Telecom - 31.10.2012
An app to re-empower farmers
An app to re-empower farmers
A cell phone application enables Indian farmers to better negotiate the sale of their harvests. Farmbook is designed for use by this population segment, where illiteracy is very common.

Computer Science / Telecom - 22.06.2012
The phone that knows where you're going
The phone that knows where you’re going
Can mobile phones predict our behavior? Three students accurately predicted the place where phone users were likely to go next.

Computer Science / Telecom - 07.05.2012
Harnessing natural light
Harnessing natural light
Using the most recent generation windows, architects and lighting designers can to control daylight, directing it where they want within a room.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.09.2011
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree - or does it?
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree - or does it?
Research has shown that contrary to what was thought from previous studies, spin-outs don't systematically set up shop near their parent companies. To stay or to leave, what's the best strategy? “I was really surprised, when doing this research, to find that 50% of spin-outs don't necessarily establish themselves near the parent company,” observes Christopher Tucci from EPFL.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 26.05.2011
When robots learn from our mistakes
When robots learn from our mistakes
Robots typically acquire new capacities by imitation. Now, EPFL scientists are doing the inverse - developing machines that can learn more rapidly and outperform humans by starting from failed or inaccurate demonstrations. A robot, unblinking, impassive, observes. Its instructor wants it to learn how to put a balloon in a basket 20 meters away.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 04.05.2011
Robots learn sharing
Robots learn sharing
An evolutionary robotics experiment supports Hamilton's rule of altruism and improves swarm robotics collaboration as a result. Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, researchers shed light on one of the most enduring puzzles in biology: Why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their way to help each other?

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 28.02.2011
Supercomputers with the size of sugar cubes
Supercomputers with the size of sugar cubes
Energy consumption poses a critical challenge in the development of next-generation supercomputers and IT systems.

Computer Science / Telecom - 03.02.2010
New program to avoid bugs
New program to avoid bugs
A new approach for managing bugs in computer software has been develope. The latest version of the tool, available for free download, enables entire networks of computers to cooperate in order to collectively avoid the manifestations of bugs in software.

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 25.01.2010
New record in magnetic tape data density
New record in magnetic tape data density
IBM researchers today announced they have demonstrated a world record in areal data density on linear magnetic tape — a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient, reliable and affordable data storage technologies.

Mathematics - Computer Science / Telecom - 13.01.2010
New record in the area of prime number decomposition of cryptographically important numbers
New record in the area of prime number decomposition of cryptographically important numbers
An international team of scientistshas obtained the prime factors of the RSA challenge number RSA-768, using the Number Field Sieve.

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 14.12.2009
More Powerful and Environmentally-Friendly Computers
More Powerful and Environmentally-Friendly Computers
Not so long ago, our computers had a single core which had to be boosted for performance - making each machine into a great central heating system.