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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

Physics - Materials Science - 11.04.2022
An eye for the smallest things
An eye for the smallest things
As head of Empa's Electron Microscopy Center, Rolf Erni has to balance many tasks: negotiating industrial contracts, promoting young scientists, teaching, supporting researchers at other Empa labs.

Environment - Innovation - 08.04.2022
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
The sewage system in Switzerland is very effective, one of the best in the world, but it is also highly costly and resource-intense.

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.04.2022
Micropollutants: SMEs also contribute to pollution
Micropollutants: SMEs also contribute to pollution
Chemicals from building materials, cleaning agents and pharmaceuticals or cosmetics reach the wastewater treatment plants with the domestic wastewater.

Environment - Economics / Business - 05.04.2022
A sustainable energy transition starts with individuals
A sustainable energy transition starts with individuals
EPFL and the Smart Living Lab will embark on an eight-year research project designed to help Switzerland cut its energy use.

Agronomy / Food Science - Computer Science - 05.04.2022
Reducing food insecurity in Nigeria
Reducing food insecurity in Nigeria
Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) launched a data-science driven mobile app that aims to minimize the loss of food production and lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling access to cooling facilities and allowing smallholder farmers to monitor the shelf-life of their produce.

Economics / Business - 04.04.2022

Chemistry - Computer Science - 04.04.2022
Chemical data management: an open way forward
Chemical data management: an open way forward
Writing , three scientists propose an open platform for managing the vast amounts of diverse data produced in chemical research. Based on principles of accessibility, collaboration and efficiency, the proposed platform could be spearheaded by EPFL. One of the most challenging aspects of modern chemistry is managing data.

Health - Environment - 01.04.2022

Materials Science - Environment - 31.03.2022
CircuBAT improves eco-balance of e-mobility
CircuBAT improves eco-balance of e-mobility
The research project CircuBAT aims to create a circular business model for the production, application and recycling of lithium-ion batteries used for mobility purposes. Seven Swiss research institutions and 24 companies are joining forces to look for ways to boost sustainability in all stages of a battery's life cycle.

Materials Science - Transport - 31.03.2022
Electric car batteries could soon get a second lease on life
Electric car batteries could soon get a second lease on life
EPFL has joined six other Swiss research institutions in CircuBAT, an initiative selected for the first Innosuisse Flagship program, in order to develop a circular business model for lithium-ion batteries.

Event - Paleontology - 31.03.2022

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 29.03.2022
Developing a crowd-friendly robotic wheelchair
Developing a crowd-friendly robotic wheelchair
Robotic wheelchairs may soon be able to move through crowds smoothly and safely. As part of CrowdBot, an project, researchers are exploring the technical, ethical and safety issues related to this kind of technology. The aim of the project is to eventually help the disabled get around more easily. Shoppers at Lausanne's weekly outdoor market may have come across one of EPFL's inventions in the past few weeks - a newfangled device that's part wheelchair, part robot.