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    Dario Floreano on RTS La 1ère

    05.10.13 - Laboratory of Intelligent Systems RTS La 1ère interviews Dario Floreano for the CQFD Radio program on ongoing robotic projects as well as perspectives in robotics for Switzerland.

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    Nine laboratories join the HydroContest EPFL HEPIA team

    04.10.13 - Transportation Center 15 inter-disciplinary semester projects strung together to build two prototype boats that will take part in this international race.

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    ZENODO: a new generation shared workspace

    04.10.13 - EPFL Publications Infoscience Scientific research documents repositories have multiplied in recent years. Universities and research organizations are gradually opening their own institutional repository in order to collect and share the work of their researchers. Today we see the emergence of “borderless” sharing and work spaces. A recent example is Zenodo.

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    Four Advanced ERC grants for our SV professors

    04.10.13 - SV | Life Sciences Four professors leading research groups at the Faculty of Life Sciences have been awarded an ADVANCED GRANT 2013 from the European Research Council (ERC), in recognition of their outstanding research performed at the EPFL.

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    New SNF research grant for Prof. Foray and Dr. Fabiana Visentin

    04.10.13 - Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Prof. Dominique Foray and Dr. Fabiana Visentin have been awarded a grant by SNF to study the role of supervisors on PhD students’ outcomes.

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    A remote Swiss valley models global climate

    04.10.13 - Mediacom EPFL scientists have developed a new statistical model of extreme rainfall in the Swiss Val Ferret region, which can be used across the globe.

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    Lab Outing 2013

    04.10.13 - Prof. Hantschel's Lab Joint lab Outing with Meylan lab.

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    Lab Outing 2013

    04.10.13 - Prof. Meylan's Lab Joint Lab Outing with Prof. Hantschels Lab

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    LQM's Shuang Wang obtains her PhD - congratulations !

    03.10.13 - Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism Following an elegant presentation of the thesis work and achievements, Shuang Wang was awarded the PhD in Science from the Doctoral School of Material Sciences at EPFL

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    LQM's Martin Mansson replaces Li with Na for greener batteries

    03.10.13 - Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism Lithium ion batteries are highly efficient and provide electrical energy for laptops, mobile phones and lately also for the growing electric car market. But there are drawbacks to this technology: lithium is expensive and its extraction rather harmful to the environment. One possible alternative might be to substitute lithium with sodium – an element with similar chemical properties but much more abundant. Charging and discharging these batteries occurs via ion migration in and out of the battery electrodes. Therefore, to be able to develop the necessary sodium-based batteries, it is crucial to understand how sodium ions move in the relevant materials. Now, for the first time, LQM's Marting Mansson and collaborators at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have determined the paths along which sodium ions move in a prospective battery material. The results are published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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