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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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 27.10.2008
Rhetorik analysiert: Obama vs McCain
Rhetorik analysiert: Obama vs McCain
Mit Hilfe eines Supercomputers durchleuchten zwei Zürcher Linguisten die Rhetorik der beiden Kandidaten für die US-Präsidentschaft.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 29.07.2008
X-ray Microscopy unveils the buried secrets of the nanoworld
A novel super-resolution X-ray microscope developed by a team of researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and EPFL in Switzerland combines the high penetration power of x-rays with high spat