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Innovation - Computer Science - 23.12.2016
A world record followed by a world premiere
A world record followed by a world premiere
A new world record for acceleration, a timber roof built by construction robots, and a unique competition for people with disabilities: in 2016, research and campus life at ETH Zurich were dominated by innovation and premieres.

Health - Computer Science - 07.12.2016
Virtual Reality in Medicine: New Opportunities for Diagnostics and Surgical Planning
Virtual Reality in Medicine: New Opportunities for Diagnostics and Surgical Planning
Before an operation, surgeons have to obtain the most precise image possible of the anatomical structures of the part of the body undergoing surgery.

Computer Science - Health - 22.11.2016
Food data at your fingertips
Food data at your fingertips
EPFL is launching openfood.ch, a website that provides the public with data on more than 14,000 food products sold in Switzerland.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 09.11.2016
Robotic encounters
Visitors are flocking to Treffpunkt Science City. Around 3,600 captivated visitors attended the Sunday Special 'Die Roboter sind los' (Robots on the loose) to see ETH Zurich's various robotics projects in action.

Innovation - Computer Science - 26.10.2016
Welcome to the World 4.0!
Welcome to the World 4.0!
Self-driving cars, talking robots and intelligent houses: the autumn edition of the Treffpunkt Science City series begins next Sunday and will focus on everyday life in the World 4.

Environment - Computer Science - 19.10.2016
Collaboration has never been as close as it is today?
Collaboration has never been as close as it is today?
This week, the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano celebrates its 25 th anniversary. Christoph Schär, ETH professor with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, was there from the very start.

Pharmacology - Computer Science - 13.10.2016
Repurposing drugs, in three minutes

Computer Science - Health - 04.10.2016
PlantVillage: A deep-learning app diagnoses crop diseases
PlantVillage: A deep-learning app diagnoses crop diseases
Scientists at EPFL and Penn State have trained a computer-learning algorithm to identify crop diseases with extremely high accuracy.

Physics - Computer Science - 21.09.2016
Artificial Intelligence Helps in the Discovery of New Materials
Artificial Intelligence Helps in the Discovery of New Materials
With the help of artificial intelligence, chemists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have computed the characteristics of about two million crystals made up of four chemical elements. The researchers were able to identify 90 previously unknown thermodynamically stable crystals that can be regarded as new materials.

Physics - Computer Science - 18.07.2016
A Playful Approach to Quantum Computing
A Playful Approach to Quantum Computing
One day, quantum computers will perform rapid calculations and solve complex tasks for us. However, there are a few hurdles to overcome along the way.

Computer Science - 31.05.2016
In a New Method for Searching Image Databases, a Hand-drawn Sketch Is all it Takes
In a New Method for Searching Image Databases, a Hand-drawn Sketch Is all it Takes
Computer scientists at the University of Basel have developed a new method for conducting image and video database searches based on hand-drawn sketches. The user draws a sketch on a tablet or interactive paper, and the system searches for a matching image in the database. The new method is free to access for researchers.

Innovation - Computer Science - 20.05.2016
"Switzerland can and should develop a neutral virtual space"
20. The first Swiss Cyber Risk Research Conference, being held today at EPFL, brings together Swiss and international IT security specialists.

Computer Science - 11.04.2016
DeepArt, the computer that paints your portrait
DeepArt, the computer that paints your portrait
11. What would you say to having your selfie turned into a Van Gogh or Matisse painting? That's exactly what you can do with DeepArt, an algorithm that can generate a digital painting from any photo.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 30.03.2016
Human Brain Project's Research Platforms Released
Human Brain Project's Research Platforms Released
30. Public Release of Platforms Will Help Advance Collaborative Research in Neuroscience, Medicine, and Computing The Human Brain Project (HBP) is pleased to announce the release of initial versions of its six Information and Technology (ICT) Platforms to users outside the Project.

Computer Science - Administration - 17.03.2016
Research database P3: new interactive visualizations of SNSF data
Research database P3: new interactive visualizations of SNSF data
It is now easier to obtain a clear and transparent overview of the thousands of scientific research projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Computer Science - Innovation - 15.03.2016
A visit to the ETH stand at CeBIT
A visit to the ETH stand at CeBIT
Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the ETH Zurich stand at this year's CeBIT.

Computer Science - 15.03.2016
EPFL sets up center for Scala programming language
EPFL sets up center for Scala programming language
15. Twelve years after it was designed at EPFL, the Scala programming language is used by more than a half million developers around the world and by companies like Twitter, Netflix and Swisscom.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 07.03.2016
Net, bugs and rock ’n’ roll
He has sold his own paintings on the Internet, launched a number of websites and opened for Lenny Kravitz.

Computer Science - 01.03.2016
Photoshop filters for safer bridges
01. Image processing tools can improve our ability to monitor the soundness of infrastructure like bridges and gas pipelines. They increase the precision of optical-fiber measurements by a factor of 100. How can we constantly monitor the stability of a bridge or detect a leak in a gas pipeline in real time? A method based on optical fibers has become the norm in recent years.

Innovation - Computer Science - 29.02.2016
Game apps for creative kids
Game apps for creative kids
Augmented creativity can encourage children towards a new-found sense of creativity, cooperation and interaction with their environment.

Administration - Computer Science - 24.02.2016
ETH researchers honoured
Last week, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the winners of the Consolidator Grants for talented young researchers.

Career - Computer Science - 24.02.2016
Martin Vetterli will be the next president of EPFL
Martin Vetterli will be the next president of EPFL
24. 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.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 17.02.2016
"Alan Turing’s ideas still influence research"
Founded in 2015, the new Turing Centre at ETH Zurich brings together researchers and students of science, engineering and humanities.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 10.02.2016
Drones Learn To Search Forest Trails for Lost People
Drones Learn To Search Forest Trails for Lost People
Researchers at the University of Zurich, the Università della Svizzera italiana, and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland have developed software enabling drones to autonomously detect and follow forest paths.

Innovation - Computer Science - 27.01.2016
ETH software to become a standard for drones
ETH software to become a standard for drones
Lorenz Meier, a doctoral student in computer science at ETH Zurich, created the PX4 software that is already being used to pilot many drones.

Innovation - Computer Science - 16.12.2015
Swisscom and EPFL partner in the digital revolution
16. Be it in the world of work or in our daily routines, the digital revolution is in the process of transforming our way of life and our economy in a fundamental and lasting way.

Computer Science - 30.11.2015
Worldwide glacier information system to go
Worldwide glacier information system to go
A new «wgms Glacier App» of the World Glacier Monitoring Service shows how glaciers have evolved around the globe.

Computer Science - Health - 24.11.2015
Smartphones to battle crop disease
Smartphones to battle crop disease
24. EPFL and Penn State University are releasing an unprecedented 50,000 open-access photos of plant diseases.

Computer Science - 16.11.2015
A program that captions your photos
16. Researchers have come up with a system capable of automatically captioning photos, including with sentences it was not taught.

Computer Science - Event - 16.11.2015
Turning life into a profession
Turning life into a profession

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 05.11.2015
EPFL hosts robots from all over Switzerland
EPFL hosts robots from all over Switzerland
05. They fly, crawl, swim or sift through rubble after a disaster: robots from all across Switzerland were brought to EPFL on Wednesday for the first ever Swiss Robotics Industry Day (video report).

Health - Computer Science - 29.10.2015
When false alarms pollute intensive care
When false alarms pollute intensive care
29. Two EPFL doctoral students created algorithms capable of eliminating false alarms that pollute intensive care units.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 21.10.2015
Using applied mathematics to track down counterfeits
Using applied mathematics to track down counterfeits
At this year's Pauli Lectures, mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies will offer an insight into her research on wavelets and digital signal processing.

Computer Science - 19.10.2015
Ensuring digital information does not get lost
Ensuring digital information does not get lost
Today ETH Zurich is launching its IT Security Initiative under the slogan, "Protect your Brainwork".

Computer Science - Innovation - 13.10.2015
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann is impressed by the ETH team
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann is impressed by the ETH team
Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor and head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Monday.

Computer Science - Physics - 09.10.2015
Using optical fibre to generate a two-micron laser
Using optical fibre to generate a two-micron laser
09. Lasers with a wavelength of two microns could move the boundaries of surgery and molecule detection.

Computer Science - 28.08.2015
An app to steer clear of Kenya's road hazards
An app to steer clear of Kenya's road hazards
28. Driving in Nairobi is often akin to navigating an obstacle course. Residents can now do something about it thanks to an app developed with EPFL.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 12.08.2015
An insect eye for drones
An insect eye for drones
12. Inspired by the compound eyes of fruit flies, a team of researchers from EPFL has developed an artificial eye that allows robots to detect and avoid obstacles.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 09.03.2015
Learning like machines
Neurobiologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have shown that neurons critical for learning can be divided into two subpopulations with different functions. Almost as if learning processes in the brain mimicked machine learning, one subpopulation is responsible for collecting a broad range of potentially relevant information, while the second subsequently helps to consolidate a successful strategy.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 25.01.2015
Neuroscience to Benefit from Hybrid Supercomputer Memory
Neuroscience to Benefit from Hybrid Supercomputer Memory
To handle large amounts of data from detailed brain models, IBM, EPFL, and ETH Zürich are collaborating on a new hybrid memory strategy for supercomputers.

Health - Computer Science - 28.12.2014
2014 - Science That Made Headlines (2)
2014 - Science That Made Headlines (2)
This year a great deal of research done at EPFL made the headlines in newspapers. Here are a few that marked the months of May to August.

Computer Science - Innovation - 12.12.2014
"JPEG changed our world"
JPEG is the image format we use the most in the world, be it in our computers, smartphones or digital cameras.

Physics - Computer Science - 20.11.2014
CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments
Geneva, 20 November 2014. CERN launched today its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by the LHC experiments will for the first time be made openly available to all.

Sport - Computer Science - 28.05.2014
Statistics that Help Win a Match
A tracking system for athletes, currently used by the Montreux Volley Masters, provides real-time statistics during the game on players and the ball.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 21.05.2014
Robots transform into furniture at EPFL
EPFL scientists are creating futuristic furniture that can move around and autonomously change its shape.

Computer Science - 20.05.2014
Researchers crack unassailable encryption algorithm in two hours
A protocol based on "discrete logarithms", deemed as one of the candidates for the Internet's future security systems, was decrypted by EPFL researchers. Allegedly tamper-proof, it could only stand up to the school machines' decryption attempts for two hours. Without cryptography, no one would dare to type their credit card number on the Internet.

Computer Science - Campus - 17.01.2014
Working with Matlab becomes easier
Working with Matlab becomes easier
ETH Zurich now has a campus-wide licence for the programming language Matlab. Students and researchers can download this much-used software onto their own PCs. Matlab is a programming language for technical calculations that allows students and researchers to solve mathematical problems from science and technology numerically.

Physics - Computer Science - 13.06.2013
CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics inaugurate CERN data centre’s extension in Budapest, Hungary
Geneva 13 June 2013. CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics 2 today inaugurated the Hungarian data centre in Budapest, marking the completion of the facility hosting the extension for CERN computing resources.

Computer Science - Innovation - 23.08.2012
The future of programming is Scala
Typesafe, a company created just a year ago at EPFL and headquartered in the Science Park, has raised $14 million to commercialize a new programming language called Scala.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 27.07.2012
A market leader in civilian drones joins senseFly and Pix4D
The French company Parrot, world leader in wireless peripherals for mobile phones and already in the market for consumer drones, acquired for 5 million Swiss Francs a majority share in senseFly, a start-up from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL.