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    Robohub micro-lectures

    26.09.12 - NCCR-Robotics NCCR Robotics is working in partnership with Robohub on a micro-lecture project. Robohub is a new SNSF project aimed at communicating internationally about Robotics. The first NCCR Robotics micro-lecture is now online, in this project we will be posting lectures on a regular basis. Micro-lectures provide a unique opportunity for the general public to look behind scene and understand the basics of the work in the labs. Micro-lectures will focus on next-generation technologies that are not necessarily available to the gerenral public.

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    Soft robots talk at TEDxHelvetia

    25.09.12 - NCCR-Robotics EPFL hosted the first TEDxHelvetia in Switzerland September 13th 2012. The event brought together world-renowned experts from different fields to share and spread ideas that can really make a difference in the future. Professors Stephanie Lacour and Jamie Paik, members of the NCCR Robotics, explained to the audience how a “new paradigm, soft technology, could lead us into the future” to quote Prof. Jamie Paik. The group leader explained how she is trying to create a soft flexible robot origami able for example to measure and restore the movements of the face. Prof Stephanie Lacour’s research aims to introduce the latest and the best technologies into the soft materials like silicon rubber in order for example to provide smart gloves.

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    Hundreds of biochemical analyses on a single device.

    25.09.12 - Research Office Projects Massively parallel measurements of molecular interaction kinetics on a microfluidic platform.

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    Hundreds of biochemical analyses on a single device

    24.09.12 - Mediacom Scientists at EPFL and the University of Geneva have developed a microfluidic device smaller than a domino that can simultaneously measure up to 768 biomolecular interactions.

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    CESS: Propagation of Frictional Discontinuities

    24.09.12 - Soil Mechanics Laboratory CESS: Propagation of Frictional Discontinuities

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    ECOSUIZA - Sustainable Architecture and Construction Days

    24.09.12 - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The first edition of ECOSUIZA, an exchange and cooperation platform between Switzerland and Argentina was held in Córdoba, Rosario and Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 17th to 21st September 2012. Maria Gracia Riera Pérez, assistant and PhD student at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), was invited to present her research work on the evaluation of urban neighborhoods renewal in a sustainable perspective.

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    “A Silicon Valley around EPFL: It's Possible.”

    24.09.12 - Mediacom Pedro Bados, co-founder of Nexthink, EPFL spin-off, dreams of making the region a breeding ground for start-ups. On three continents, his company has developed rapidly since being its inception in 2005. Following is an interview with this dynamic, 32-year old chief.

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    Michael Grätzel receives the "Swisselectric Research Award 2012"

    22.09.12 - SB "swisselectric research" has attributed its 2012 award to prof. Michael Grätzel in recognition of his research career devoted to the exploitation of solar energy.

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    Disorder of Neuronal Circuits in Autism is Reversible

    21.09.12 - NCCR-Synapsy People with autism suffer from a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that becomes evident in early childhood. Peter Scheiffele and Kaspar Vogt, Professors at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, have now identified a specific dysfunction in neuronal circuits that is caused by autism. In the respected journal „Science“, the scientists also report about their success in reversing these neuronal changes. These findings are an important step in drug development for the treatment for autism.

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    DBToaster breaks up data jams in server farms

    21.09.12 - Mediacom In gigantic server farms around the world, billions of database entries are queried every second. EPFL researchers have developed a system that drastically improves the circulation of this flow of information. The economic and environmental benefits are considerable.

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