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    24.10.14 — Mediacom After four years of implementation, EPFL researchers have found that the partial opening of the highway’s emergency lane in Morges has major effects on the route’s traffic flow. They have also suggested some tips for the improvement of this system. Read the whole article
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    23.10.14 — Softrobotics LIS introduces a small fixed-wing drone with foldable artificial muscles, which is used for steering during flight and absorbing the impact of landing. This technology, developed within the The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics, could lead to fully foldable drones. See also the story on IEEE Spectrum. Read the whole article
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    23.10.14 — Research Office There is a wide range of sources of information on funding for research and related activities. A webpage with a selection of useful online search tools to find potential and interesting funding opportunities is now available. Read the whole article
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    23.10.14 — Massive open online courses Moocs An automatic correcting system was designed to be able to correct the programming exercises during a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about Microcontrollers, followed by thousands of students. Build around the MSP430G Launchpad, it has corrected more then 30'000 submissions in 7 weeks. Read the whole article
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    23.10.14 — International Institute for the management of Logistics Prof. Wieser has published a new article on an innovative project in the journal Hospitalia, entitled "Un S.I. unique pour tous les acteurs sanitaires du pays valaisan". Read the whole article
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    23.10.14 — CDM | Management of Technology Professor Dr. Marc Gruber and his team hosted a one-day workshop at Odyssea to discuss public programs designed to alleviate local unemployment by helping unemployed people transition to successful entrepreneurship. Read the whole article
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    22.10.14 — Research Office Today, the Federal Council has approved the agreement on Switzerland’s participation in the Horizon 2020 research programme. Read the whole article
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    22.10.14 — IEEE Student Branch Two students will participate to the BioCAS 2014 Conference, as an award for winning the Poster Contest organized by EPFL IEEE Student Branch last week. The presentation of all the five posters participating took place on Monday, 13 October 2014, in presence of other EPFL students and members of the association. Read the whole article
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    22.10.14 — Mediacom Scientists at EPFL have used a new imaging technique to monitor how glucose, our main energy source, is used in the body. Their findings may have great implications for diseases like diabetes. Read the whole article
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    21.10.14 — Chair of Timber Construction Christopher Robeller, researcher at Ibois, will be from 23rd to 25th October 2014 at the ACADIA 2014 Conference (Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture 2014 International Conference) in Los Angeles (California, USA) to present the paper: “Snap-fit joints - Integrated mechanical attachment for structural timber panels”. Read the whole article