Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL

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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL   link
Location: Lausanne
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat
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EPFL is one of the two federal technical schools (university) in Switzerland. Like the ETH in Zurich, it has three missions: education of students, scientific research and technology transfer. EPFL is located near Lausanne on the shores of the Lake Geneva. It has a campus of more than 10,000 people. The school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and work in science, technology and architecture.

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Life Sciences - Aug 5
Scientists at EPFL's Brain Mind Institute have identified an enzyme that can play a central role in developing a new route of treatment for Huntington's Disease. Huntington disease is a progressive and aggressively debilitating brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, psychological problems, and loss of cognition.
History - Aug 4
History

Summer series: A calling for research. Sarah Kenderdine, head of the Laboratory for Experimental Museology in the College of Humanities, has spent the last four years tracing, photographing, and digitally reconstructing the seldom-told story of Buddhism's maritime spread across Asia.

Materials Science - Aug 3
Materials Science

Scientists have developed the first micro-structured fibers with a viscous metal inside - a perfect example of what cross-disciplinary teamwork can achieve.

Environment - Jul 30
Environment

High-efficiency solar panel manufacturer Insolight today announced the completion of a CHF 5 million fundraising round.

Astronomy - Jul 24
Astronomy

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the 15 international teams taking part in IGLUNA 2020 had to forget this year's field campaign.

Pharmacology - Aug 4
Pharmacology

In a study led by EPFL, scientists have developed a synthetic blood-thinner that, unlike all others, doesn't cause bleeding side-effects.

Innovation - Jul 31
Innovation

Researchers at EPFL and Bar Ilan University have developed a new type of embedded memory that takes up half as much space as traditional memory - and uses less energy - to store a given amount of data.

Earth Sciences - Jul 28
Earth Sciences

Summer series - A calling for research. Maartje Bastings, the director of the Programmable Biomaterials Laboratory, has found the right balance between her passion for trail running, her DNA research and her family - In the small mountain village of Commeire, in the Swiss canton of Valais, chalets perch precariously on steep slopes.

Computer Science - Jul 23

Adding to the richness of virtual reality, EPFL researchers have created soft actuators that can simulate the feeling of touching a virtual object with your fingers.  In the virtual world, the objects you pick up do not exist: you can see that cup or pen, but it does not feel like you're touching them.







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