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 - Jan 17
Life Sciences
Scientists at EPFL have published two papers showing how genetics affects the ability of different individuals to fight off gut infections. ?he ability of the immune system to fight off bacterial, viral and other invading agents in the gut differs between individuals. However, the biological mechanism by which this happens is not well understood, but at least part of this difference may be explained by genetic factors.
Environment - Jan 16
Environment

Researchers at EPFL have developed a new model to calculate hydraulic fracture propagation.

Social Sciences - Jan 13
Social Sciences

EPFL startup hiLyte has developed an eco-friendly battery that will allow people in Sub-Saharan Africa to light their homes and charge their cell phones.

Astronomy - Jan 8
Astronomy

New measurements using gravitational lensing, an innovative method that EPFL researchers have been working on for many years, suggest the universe is expanding faster than previously thought.

Life Sciences - Jan 15
Life Sciences

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the EPFL Blue Brain Project have developed 'Neuron_Reduce', a new computational tool that provides the scientific community with a straightforwa

Sport - Jan 9

Almost 2,000 athletes aged 18 and under will descend on Lausanne and the surrounding area for the Youth Olympic Games. EPFL, in partnership with the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), will use this unique opportunity to test a series of technologies developed in the lab before bringing them to the general public.

Computer Science - Jan 7

Yesterday evening, tiny robots developed by EPFL spin-off Foldaway Haptics were the center of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 33 "bionic flaps," installed on a concept car from German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, moves bodywork parts in response to the driver's decisions and interacts with the public.







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