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    21.08.15 — Swiss Space Center The "Center of Excellence in Characterisation" (CEC), created by the CSEM and HE-Arc, will put at the customers’ disposal a large pallet of various techniques focused on materials characterisation, dimensional measurement and failure mode analysis. Read the whole article
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    21.08.15 — Mediacom Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuels, but current methods of harvesting and dewatering them are unsustainable. Now researchers have shown that growing the algae with certain filamentous fungi to form lichens can reduce both cost and the energy input. Read the whole article
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    21.08.15 — Nanophotonics and Metrology In a collaboration with the CSEM, we have introduced a new concept for generating visual effects with metallized gratings. Shadow evaporation of aluminum onto dielectric gratings is shown to produce strongly asymmetric color effects. Zero-order effects are combined with ±fi rst-order transmission in the present structures to generate not only polarization but also orientation-dependent colors. We show that a wide palette of colors can be obtained by simply scaling the parameters of the dielectric base grating. The present approach therefore enables the fabrication of entire asymmetric images in a two-step process. Additionally, a fl oating screen fi lm is created by placing the grating at an increased distance to the light source. The present structures could fi nd applications as security or decorative elements and are well suited for mass production using highthroughput techniques such as roll-to-roll fabrication. Read the whole article
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    21.08.15 — Web Services For more reading comfort, the EPFL web layout has now become responsive and can adapt itself whatever the screen used. Read the whole article
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    20.08.15 — SV | Life Sciences A team of Swiss geneticists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) discovered that genetic variation has the potential to affect the state of the genome at many, seemingly separated, positions and thus modulate gene activity, much like a conductor directing the performers of a musical ensemble to play in harmony. These unexpected results, published in Cell, reveal the versatility of genome regulation and offer insights into the way it is orchestrated. Read the whole article
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    20.08.15 — Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience Congratulations to Dr. Peer and Dr. Salomon (and their collaborators) for their recent publication entitled: "Brain system for mental orientation in space, time, and person". Read the whole article
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    20.08.15 — Library Since this year, the Library provides you access to theOnArchitecture.com web platform, which offers a panorama of contemporary architecture (architects interviews, presentations of recent accomplishments). Read the whole article
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    20.08.15 — Economics and Management of Innovation Dr. Visentin has published a new article in Plos One entitled "Science and Engineering Ph.D. Students’ Career Outcomes, by Gender". Read the whole article
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    20.08.15 — Massive open online courses Moocs Learn about the key elements of a solid waste management system, with a focus on challenges of and solutions for urban settlements of low and middle income countries. All of this with numerous case examples from around the globe and lots of fun! Read the whole article
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    18.08.15 — Signal Processing Laboratory 2 New paper by Shuman, Faraji and Vandergheynst accepted in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Read the whole article