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Sport Sciences - Physics / Materials Science - 28.05.2018
So that Ronaldo and Co. can «conjure»
So that Ronaldo and Co. can «conjure»
The official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has received Empa's «OK» after numerous tests. Some goalkeepers may be critical of its flight characteristics, but the reason for their criticism may lie somewhere else - the rather unconventional appearance of the new ball. Football lives on emotions.

Health - Sport Sciences - 15.03.2018
New Understanding of Parasite Biology Might Help Stop Malaria Transmission
New Understanding of Parasite Biology Might Help Stop Malaria Transmission
Researchers at Swiss TPH made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. This knowledge is fundamental for future research aiming to interrupt malaria transmission. The results will be published on Friday 16 March 2018 in the multidisciplinary journal Science.

Sport Sciences - Health - 15.03.2018
New Understanding of Parasite Biology Might Help Stop Malaria Transmission
New Understanding of Parasite Biology Might Help Stop Malaria Transmission
Researchers at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the University of Basel made an important step toward a deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. This knowledge is fundamental for future research aiming to interrupt malaria transmission.

Life Sciences - Sport Sciences - 03.04.2017
Area of the brain affected by autism detected
Area of the brain affected by autism detected
Brain researchers at ETH Zurich and other universities have shown for the first time that a region of the brain associated with empathy only activates very weakly in autistic people. This knowledge could help to develop new therapies for those affected by autism. Professor Nicole Wenderoth and her senior scientist Joshua Balsters, both researchers at ETH, have used functional MRI images (fMRI) from autistic adolescents to discover unusual activity in a particular region of the brain, the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC).

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.

Physics / Materials Science - Sport Sciences - 03.02.2016
Backcountry skiing: reaching new heights with connected skis
Backcountry skiing: reaching new heights with connected skis
03.02.16 - Thanks to a small screen on their skis, backcountry skiers can see various data recorded by sensors as they ski.

Computer Science / Telecom - Sport Sciences - 04.12.2015
Playing tennis on a smart court
Playing tennis on a smart court
Technis, an EPFL start-up, is bringing augmented reality to the tennis court. Their newly developed technology could be used for other sports in the future.

Sport Sciences - Life Sciences - 01.02.2012
Swimming goes high tech
Swimming goes high tech
Scientists have developed inertial systems, worn in a full-body swimming suit, which can analyse the strengths and weaknesses of elite-level swimmers during workout sessions. It's a revolutionary new tool for coaches. Will scientists play a role in creating the next Michael Phelps or Laure Manaudou? Researchers from EPFL and University of Lausanne have at least taken the first step, by developing a tool that can help improve elite swimmers' workouts.