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02.12.13 — IC | Computer and Communication Sciences Patrick Thiran is being recognized for contributions to network performance analysis. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. Read the whole article
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02.12.13 — NCCR-Robotics Cybathlon is a championship with handicapped racing pilots using advanced and novel assistive robotic technologies. The competitions will include the most modern powered knee prostheses, wearable hand prostheses, powered exoskeletons, powered wheelchairs, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. Robotic and bionic devices can include commercially available products provided by companies, but also prototypes developed by research labs. There will be two medals for each competition, one for the pilot, who is driving the device, and one for the provider of the device. Read the whole article
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02.12.13 — Mediacom Researchers at EPFL have managed to combine antennas and solar cells to work together with unprecedented efficiency in a near future. This is a first step towards more compact and more lightweight satellites. The technology could also be deployed in the autonomous antenna systems used in the aftermath of natural disasters. Read the whole article
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29.11.13 — Massive open online courses Moocs Schoolbag: an android app that helps you to efficiently download, store, share and manage your online video lectures, provided by ShoelaceWireless (www.shoelacewireless.com). Read the whole article
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29.11.13 — EPFL Publications Infoscience The videos and presentations are now available online. Read the whole article
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29.11.13 — Mediacom Robotic cheetah cubs and salamanders have ventured from Lausanne into the depths of London's robot jungle, at the Science Museum, in a Robot Safari that just opened and runs until Sunday. Read the whole article
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28.11.13 — Environmental Microbiology Lab Elena Dalla Vecchia's paper in Geobiology. Read the whole article
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28.11.13 — Environmental Microbiology Lab Malgorzata Stylo's paper in ES&T Read the whole article
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28.11.13 — Affaires culturelles et artistiques From December 9 to January 5: White Box, a mobile exhibition space transplanted to the Rolex Learning Center, offers a selection of images which mix Christmas and science-fiction. Read the whole article
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28.11.13 — Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design The second conference 0-carbon took place on 20th November 2013 at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (EIA-FR). In the category “Architectural approaches”, Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Head of the laboratory LIPID and Dean of ENAC, spoke on building envelopes as an interface between environment and well-being. This architectural approach also illustrates the collaboration frame that is currently set up with EIA-FR and UniFR (see the article on the Smart Living Lab project in Fribourg - in French only). Read the whole article