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Life Sciences - Computer Science - 02.11.2020
Building artificial neural networks inspired by the brain
Building artificial neural networks inspired by the brain
The requirements of real biological neural networks are modest compared to the complex deep neural networks used in machine learning, which come with substantial memory and energy demands. The Zenke group have developed a new method in machine learning called Neural Tangent Transfer to make a sparse neural network which performs almost as well as densely connected deep neural network on various learning tasks, but at a heavily reduced computing cost.

Materials Science - Physics - 02.11.2020

Environment - Campus - 02.11.2020
New certification system gives internships a sustainability label
Companies wanting to offer internships to EPFL Master's students can apply for a new sustainability certification to demonstrate that the goals of their internship or the technology being developed are environmentally friendly.

Economics / Business - 02.11.2020
The rise of bond ETFs and consequent credit liquidity risk
One of the effects of the widespread use of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), the investment funds listed on the stock exchange, is the 'democratisation' of financial markets, namely because they can be

Computer Science - Environment - 30.10.2020
Computational methods to ease the reuse of construction components
Computational methods to ease the reuse of construction components
Algorithms developed at EPFL can help architects to design building structures that incorporate both new and reused components, thereby lowering their environmental impact.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.10.2020
Contact tracing with prophylactic treatment could near-eliminate leprosy
Contact tracing with prophylactic treatment could near-eliminate leprosy
Post-exposure prophylaxis with a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin is safe, can be integrated into different leprosy control programmes, and is generally well accepted by patients, their contacts, and healthcare workers.

Computer Science - Environment - 30.10.2020
A software application to ease the reuse of construction materials
A software application to ease the reuse of construction materials
A new software developed at EPFL can help architects to design building structures that incorporate both new and reused components, thereby lowering their environmental impact.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.10.2020
Leading European universities unite to battle climate change
Leading European universities unite to battle climate change
Researchers from four leading European technical universities, all members of IDEA League, are looking for new solutions against climate change in the EASYGO project.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies
Researchers are at the forefront of developing some of the cutting-edge technology for the European Space Agency's first mission to remove space debris from orbit.

Electroengineering - Campus - 29.10.2020
Magic Cube: bringing electrical engineering to life
Magic Cube: bringing electrical engineering to life
Magic Cube is a new teaching tool developed by ETH Zurich, ABB and mint & pepper. It uses a playful approach to teach junior high and high school students the basics of electrical engineering and awaken their interest in the field.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.10.2020
Novartis presents latest Phase III data reinforcing Cosentyx as a first-line systemic treatment in pediatric psoriasis
Latest data show Cosentyx provides fast and strong skin clearance, significant improvement in quality of life and a favorable safety profile 1,2   Moderate-to-severe psoriasis affects more than 350,0

Health - Pharmacology - 29.10.2020
Novartis acquires Vedere Bio, adding novel optogenetic gene therapy technology for treating blindness
Acquisition expands the Novartis footprint in ophthalmology and enhances the company's position as an AAV-based gene therapy powerhouse.

Social Sciences - 29.10.2020
Geneva and Casablanca: two approaches to globalized urban development
For his PhD thesis at EPFL, Kamil Hajji compared urban development projects in two major cities - each a business and financial hub, but in countries with very different societies and political systems.

Microtechnics - 28.10.2020
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
EPFL engineers have developed a drone with a feathered wing and tail that give it unprecedented flight agility. The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano.

Civil Engineering - 28.10.2020

Civil Engineering - 28.10.2020
Doubly curved concrete roof complete
Together with industry partners, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed new construction methods for building a doubly curved concrete roof.

Health - Computer Science - 27.10.2020
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants
Thanks to a new system developed at EPFL, building owners can detect the number of occupants and track their movement using sensors installed on floor slabs.

Health - Psychology - 27.10.2020
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland.

Media - Social Sciences - 26.10.2020
Corona Crisis Increases Media Usage, Reduces Revenues
Corona Crisis Increases Media Usage, Reduces Revenues
In times of uncertainty, people increasingly return to traditional news media. This increased usage has not, however, resulted in additional revenues.

Environment - 26.10.2020
Land management in forest and grasslands: how much can we intensify?
Land management in forest and grasslands: how much can we intensify?
High land-use intensity reduces the beneficial effects of biodiversity on ecosystem services. This is the main result of a study conducted by an international team with participation of the University of Bern. The study assessed, for the first time, the effects of land management on the links between biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services.

Health - Administration - 26.10.2020

Physics - Health - 23.10.2020
GaToroid: revolutionizing the future of cancer treatment?
GaToroid: revolutionizing the future of cancer treatment?
Joint CERN-EPFL doctoral research has led to the design of a new machine to deliver cutting edge hadron therapy to treat cancer. In 2017, Enrico Felcini began his PhD in Applied Superconductivity under the supervision of Bertrand Dutoit, the head of EPFL's Applied Superconductivity Group . His work was on a revolutionary hadron therapy gantry concept invented by Luca Bottura, who leads CERN's magnet group.

Environment - 22.10.2020

Materials Science - Chemistry - 22.10.2020
Turning streetwear into solar power plants
Turning streetwear into solar power plants
Empa researchers succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles.

Pharmacology - 22.10.2020

Life Sciences - 21.10.2020
How the visual cortex combines movement and vision
How the visual cortex combines movement and vision
The Keller group had previously shown that the coupling of sensory and motor experience was critical for normal sensorimotor processing. The researchers have now identified the particular subset of cortical neurons responsible for computing mismatches between what we expect to see based on movement and what we actually see, and are likely essential for helping us distinguish between self-generated and externally generated sensations.

Career - Social Sciences - 21.10.2020

Computer Science - 20.10.2020
Data centers need to consider their carbon footprint
Digital technology is running up against its physical limits. One solution is to build more data centers - but that needs to go hand in hand with a reduction in their carbon footprint.

Environment - Event - 20.10.2020

Health - Computer Science - 20.10.2020

Environment - 20.10.2020
Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin
Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin
The contributions to people provided by trees in Geneva outweigh their disadvantages, regardless of whether they are of native or non-native origin. Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem services: they reduce air pollution and noise, provide habitat and shelter for other species, and reduce erosion during heavy rains.

Campus - 19.10.2020
New platform makes Namibia Archive available online
New platform makes Namibia Archive available online
The Dammann collection contains photographs and sound recordings, for example of Adelheid Mbuandjou.

Social Sciences - Innovation - 19.10.2020
Interdisciplinary cooperation
Interdisciplinary cooperation
Ten years ago, ETH took the bold step of establishing a presence abroad in the form of its very own research centre.