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Mechanical Engineering - 29.05.2019

Mechanical Engineering - Innovation / Technology - 09.04.2019

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 23.08.2018
UNIL & EPFL help the international cycling union combat technological fraud
Advances in performance of batteries and electric motors has provided new technological possibilities including drones and transport devices like hoverboards, e-bikes and e-scooters - technologies th

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 11.07.2018
«Smart» polymers transform electrical
CTsystems, a spin-off of Empa, and Daetwyler, the Swiss specialist for sealing solutions, partner up to market and industrialize polymer transducer technology. CTsystems has already presented the first prototype of electromechanical polymer converters in stack construction: As an actuator, this converts electrical energy into mechanical work with an «integrated» sensor function.

Transport - Mechanical Engineering - 20.04.2018
World's largest electric truck in
World’s largest electric truck in
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in a quarry in Péry in the Bernese Jura from 20 April.

Transport - Mechanical Engineering - 20.04.2018
Start of work for the world’s largest electric truck
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 02.03.2018

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 11.12.2017
«Smart» polymers transform electrical
CTsystems, a spin-off of Empa, and Daetwyler, the Swiss specialist for sealing solutions, partner up to market and industrialize polymer transducer technology. CTsystems has already presented the first prototype of electromechanical polymer converters in stack construction: As an actuator, this converts electrical energy into mechanical work with an «integrated» sensor function.

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 24.11.2017

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 09.10.2017
Solar Decathlon: the Swiss team awaits the results
The Swiss students who went to Denver to compete in this year's Solar Decathlon are living out their dream.

Mechanical Engineering - 28.08.2017
Swissloop finishes in the top 3
Swissloop finishes in the top 3
SpaceX held its second Hyperloop pod competition yesterday in Los Angeles. The Swissloop team including ETH students achieved an outstanding third place finish.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 23.08.2017
Custom-tailoring better metallic materials
An interview with Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens Using the large research facilities at PSI, Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens examines the inner workings of metals.

Mechanical Engineering - Mathematics - 10.07.2017
Fine particles come into greater focus
Fine particles come into greater focus
An EPFL study has deepened our understanding of the fine particles produced by adhesive wear. This breakthrough could lead to cost savings and environmental benefits. Adhesive wear occurs when two surfaces - such as a brake pad and a wheel's disc, or a car tire and the road - rub against each other.

Career - Mechanical Engineering - 26.04.2017
The multitasker
The multitasker
Developing new things together and effecting change - that's what gets Moritz Mussgnug out of bed in the morning.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 21.02.2017
Innovation cannot be taught; it must be learned
Innovation cannot be taught; it must be learned
ETH President Lino Guzzella welcomed Alexander van der Bellen to the University on Friday, where the Austrian President was shown how ETH is encouraging innovation.

Mechanical Engineering - Politics - 08.12.2016
The mechanical clock of the 21st century on display in Neuchâtel
The mechanical clock of the 21st century on display in Neuchâtel
A highly innovative mechanical clock invented, designed and set in motion by EPFL will soon be installed in the Neuchâtel city hall.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 29.11.2016
Gaming in the name of science
Gaming in the name of science
Quantum mechanics can be entertaining: anyone with a few minutes to spare for a video game on 30 November can do their bit to help solve a fundamental question of physics that was once argued over by Albert Einstein and Nils Bohr. ETH Professor Andreas Wallraff explains what the Big Bell Test is all about.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 17.11.2016
Switching off vibrations
Switching off vibrations
Macroscopic crystal structures can absorb unwanted vibrations or filter noise - without any electronics or electricity whatsoever.

Mechanical Engineering - 06.11.2016
A pioneer in advanced engine research
Rolf Reitz is a pioneer when it comes to internal combustion engines. The foundations he has laid have led to cleaner, more efficient engines.

Mechanical Engineering - 15.10.2016
From weighty silence to clamorous applause
From weighty silence to clamorous applause
The first ever Cybathlon took place a week ago in the sold-out Swiss Arena in Kloten. Founder Robert Riener takes stock.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 25.09.2016
Learn how to walk
Learn how to walk
At first glance, exoskeletons conjure up images of futuristic robots from science fiction films. But the exoskeleton from the ETH team VariLeg is a real-life aid that could allow people with paraplegia to walk again.

Business / Economics - Mechanical Engineering - 18.08.2016
Super stair-climbers
Super stair-climbers
They have big ambitions: nine students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK are preparing to take on developers from renowned manufacturers and universities from around the world with their "Scewo" wheelchair at the Cybathlon.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 25.07.2016
The Twike - half-bike and half-car - is now even more comfortable
The Twike - half-bike and half-car - is now even more comfortable
25.07.16 - The electric pedal cars with two seats known as Twikes will soon be a snap to drive thanks to a more efficient pedaling system and a compact onboard computer.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 05.04.2016
Electrosprayed artificial muscles
Electrosprayed artificial muscles
Researchers from Empa and the University of Basel have developed a new method of electrospraying which enables artificial muscles to be fabricated from nanometer-thin silicone layers.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 03.04.2016
Fluid Mechanics and Collective Behavior: From Cells to Organisms
Specific discipline: Fluid Mechanics, Physics Fluids pervade biological systems ranging from fish schools to bacterial colonies and nanoparticles for drug delivery.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 03.03.2016
Sonceboz and EPFL join forces to take mechatronics into the future
Sonceboz and EPFL join forces to take mechatronics into the future
03.03.16 - Sonceboz, a mechatronics specialist based in the Canton of Bern, has opened an innovation cell at EPFL Innovation Park.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 24.02.2016
Martin Vetterli will be the next president of EPFL
Martin Vetterli will be the next president of EPFL
24.02.16 - The new president of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) was announced this morning by the Swiss Federal Council, which confirmed the proposal submitted by the ETH Board.

Mechanical Engineering - 23.02.2016
Geneva Motor Show: 30 seconds to book a workspace in the local area
23.02.16 - Need to work, meet a client or hold an - The start-up GetYourDesk has developed a collaborative website for reserving working space.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 08.12.2015
Appointments at EPFL
Appointments at EPFL
08.12.15 - The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of four professors at EPFL. Jürgen Brugger as Full Professor of Microtechnology in the School of Engineering (STI) Jürgen Brugger is an innovator in the field of microsystems. His research focuses in particular on microand nano-manufacturing techniques as well as on the integration of novel functional materials such as microlenses and conductive inks into the latest generation of microsystems.

Mechanical Engineering - Administration - 07.11.2015
When arguing is fun
When arguing is fun
Every Wednesday evening the art of free speech is exercised in the ETH Zurich Students' Debate Club.

Mechanical Engineering - 28.08.2015
Thinking outside the box
Thinking outside the box
Design Thinking is an innovation method that puts people centre stage when developing new ideas. For the first time, ETH Zurich is offering master's students in any field a course on this approach to innovation.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 15.06.2015
CERN announces winners of its 2015 beamline for schools competition
Geneva, 15 June 2015. CERN today announced the winners of its 2015 beamline for schools competition.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 09.03.2015
10 Professors appointed
10 Professors appointed
The Council of Federal Institutes of Technology appointed ten professors at its march meeting.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 30.01.2014
Cc to the brain: how neurons control fine motor behavior of the arm
Cc to the brain: how neurons control fine motor behavior of the arm
Motor commands issued by the brain to activate arm muscles take two different routes. As the research group led by Professor Silvia Arber at the Basel University Biozentrum and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research has now discovered, many neurons in the spinal cord send their instructions not only towards the musculature, but at the same time also back to the brain via an exquisitely organized network.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 03.04.2013
Observing Engine Oil Beneath Metal
Observing Engine Oil Beneath Metal
Media Releases Matter and Material Research Using Neutrons PSI scientists reveal how lubricant oil disperses in a functioning clutch Lubricating oil is essential for engines.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 08.02.2013
Focussed construction expertise for the SwissFEL
Focussed construction expertise for the SwissFEL
Media Releases SwissFEL SwissFEL Construction The joint venture “EquiFEL Suisse”, a consortium of three well-established Swiss companies, has been awarded the contract as general contract

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 11.07.2012
Distribution of soot particles in particulate filters of diesel vehicles seen for the first time
Distribution of soot particles in particulate filters of diesel vehicles seen for the first time
Nowadays, all diesel motor vehicles are fitted with a particulate filter as standard, as part of the Euro5 Emission Standard. These filters prevent the harmful soot and ash particles in exhaust gases from entering the environment. However, within the automotive industry, exactly how the soot particles are deposited inside these filters has not been known.

Mechanical Engineering - 23.12.2011

Mechanical Engineering - Business / Economics - 30.11.2011
30% more efficient solar thermal power plants
30% more efficient solar thermal power plants
The efficiency of solar thermal power plants is improved by more than 30% thanks to the combination of two technologies.

Mechanical Engineering - 22.11.2011
In vivo cyclic loading decrease bone resorption rate.
In vivo cyclic loading decrease bone resorption rate.
In vivo loading increases mechanical properties of scaffold by affecting bone formation and bone resorption rates.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 02.08.2011

Mechanical Engineering - Business / Economics - 21.06.2011
Red Light, Green Light - Automated Driving Takes The Wheel
Today, at the HAVEit Final Event, 17 partners from the European automotive industry and scientific community, including EPFL, are set to demonstrate the highly automated future of driving.

Business / Economics - Mechanical Engineering - 17.06.2011
High-precision robots available in kit form
High-precision robots available in kit form
A doctoral student from EPFL's Laboratory of Robotics Systems has developed a concept for modular industrial robots, based on the technology of parallel robots, whose precision is expressed in nanometers.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 25.05.2011

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 24.05.2011
The EPFL Congress Center will have energy-efficient foundations
The EPFL Congress Center will have energy-efficient foundations
Five energy-efficient piles are being installed between end-May and the beginning of June in the foundations of the future building. They will enable research to be performed on the leveraging of geothermal energy and the mechanical behavior of the foundations. A new crane has appeared on the building site.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 03.05.2011
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Much more than an exhibition, the Robotics Festival will enable both children and adults to better understand the technology behind these devices - of varying shapes and astonishing abilities - through touching, building and programming.

Mechanical Engineering - 27.04.2011
A new hydroelectric power plant tested on a 1:30 scale
A new hydroelectric power plant tested on a 1:30 scale
The functioning of the new hydroelectric power plant in Veytaux is being studied in the machine hall of the EPFL Hydraulic Constructions Laboratory (LCH) on a 1:30 scale model.