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Life Sciences - 15.05.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.05.2022
New head for fisheries advisory service
New head for fisheries advisory service
Andrin Krähenbühl has been fishing since childhood. He studied biology at the University of Bern - strongly connected to water and to Eawag.

Event - Innovation - 12.05.2022

Environment - 12.05.2022
Teaming up to solve water-related problems in Ghana
Teaming up to solve water-related problems in Ghana
Two EPFL students, Nour Ghalia Abassi and Mohamed Ali Dhraief, spent ten days in Ghana working on water-related projects.

Career - Campus - 11.05.2022

Health - Innovation - 11.05.2022
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident.

Environment - Sport - 10.05.2022
Playing for climate protection
Playing for climate protection
If Switzerland wants to achieve its goal of being climate neutral by 2050, there are still many hurdles to overcome.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 09.05.2022
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Responsible digitalisation is one of the key themes chosen by USI for 2022, which we explore in depth thanks also to Dr Rosalba Morese 's neuroscientific studies on cyberbullying and isolation.

Computer Science - 09.05.2022
Using the matrix to help Meta gear up
Just 12-months after it was created, in December 2004, 1-million people were active on Facebook. As of December 2021 it had an average 1.93 billion daily active users.

Laboratory - Environment - 05.05.2022
Where I work: Seeing the invisible
Where I work: Seeing the invisible
Do you remember the first time that you used a microscope? Actually, I had one as a child, it was a small toy microscope that you had to put in the sunlight to be able to magnify anything.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.05.2022
In order to close nutrient cycles, many stakeholders must work together
In order to close nutrient cycles, many stakeholders must work together
"Resources from the bowl are the key" (in German: "Ressourcen aus der Schüssel sind der Schlüssel") is the title of a discussion paper that Sabine Hoffmann, Lisa Deutsch and Kai Udert developed together with a transdisciplinary team from research, politics and practice.

Life Sciences - Event - 02.05.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 29.04.2022
Three Simple Interventions for Cancer Prevention in Older People
A combination of high-dose vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and a simple home strength exercise program (SHEP) can cumulatively reduce the risk of cancer in healthy adults over the age of 70 by 61 percent, the international DO-HEALTH study led by the University of Zurich has shown. It is the first study to test the combined benefit of three affordable public health interventions for the prevention of invasive cancers.

Research Management - Innovation - 28.04.2022

Pedagogy - Innovation - 28.04.2022
Innovative application helps students learn to write
Innovative application helps students learn to write
EPFL startup School Rebound has developed a revolutionary application that uses artificial intelligence to help students improve their handwriting in a fun and personalized way.

Health - Social Sciences - 28.04.2022
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
A research team at the University of Zurich has helped people affected by Long Covid identify the problems they most urgently want scientists to tackle, through a collaborative citizen science approach. The topics identified as most pressing include the development and clinical testing of effective therapies, appropriate healthcare structures, increased awareness as well as better data on children and adolescents affected by the disease.

Materials Science - 28.04.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 26.04.2022

Innovation - Materials Science - 25.04.2022
Focus on people
Focus on people
Empa's Annual Report 2021 leads you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term "applied research" is defined at Empa.

Life Sciences - 25.04.2022
A second lease on life for laboratory rats
A second lease on life for laboratory rats
Dozens of EPFL lab rats will embark on new lives as domestic pets. The initiative, the first of its kind in French-speaking Switzerland, comes under a recently signed rehoming agreement with national animal welfare organization Swiss Animal Protection.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 25.04.2022
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
A team from the University of Geneva demonstrates that eye-tracking can be used to assess the perceptual abilities of people with multiple disabilities.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 22.04.2022
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Researchers at EPFL have made strides in computer-aided animal tracking by expanding their software, DeepLabCut, to offer high-performance tracking of multiple animals in videos. The ability to capture the behavior of animals is critical for neuroscience, ecology, and many other fields. Cameras are ideal for capturing fine-grained behavior, but developing computer vision techniques to extract the animal's behavior is challenging even though this seems effortless for our own visual system.

Environment - Computer Science - 20.04.2022
App helps with difficult decisions
App helps with difficult decisions
"ValueDecisions" is the name of the new tool developed by Judit Lienert and her research group, which deals with decision analysis at the aquatic research institute Eawag. The web app relieves users of the complicated programming work that was previously required for professional decision-making.

Innovation - Materials Science - 20.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 20.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.04.2022

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 14.04.2022
How to compete with robots
How to compete with robots
Swiss roboticists and economists from EPFL and University of Lausanne developed a method for estimating the probability of jobs being automated by future intelligent robots and suggesting career transitions with lower risks and minimal retraining effort. When it comes to the future of intelligent robots, the first question people ask is often: how many jobs will they make disappear?

Campus - 13.04.2022
A design class that gives students free rein
A design class that gives students free rein
The class, which is part of the Master of Science in Microengineering program, lets students experience the design process from start to finish.

Environment - Innovation - 11.04.2022
'CO2 must be fairly priced'
’CO2 must be fairly priced’
Empa is working intensively on solutions to reach the climate targets and is starting on its own doorstep.

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.04.2022

Computer Science - 11.04.2022

Social Sciences - Law - 11.04.2022
Companies, accountability, corruption. Understanding things to change them
The popular initiative "For Responsible Businesses - Protecting Humans and the Environment" was filed in Switzerland in 2016.

Life Sciences - Event - 11.04.2022
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