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    14.08.15 — Mediacom To cut the cost of biofuels, their production-process can be enhanced to include additional valuable biochemical compounds. A recent experimental study focuses on one source of biomass: residues from Brazilian palm oil production. Read the whole article
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    13.08.15 — Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory The Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory (DESL) has illustrated to the Italian magazine l’Espresso the project of the EPFL Smart Grid campus. Read the whole article
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    13.08.15 — Swiss Plasma Center The Commission on Plasma Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) attributed the Young Scientist Award to Dr Christian Theiler for his outstanding contribution to the understanding of plasma edge physics in fusion research devices. Read the whole article
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    13.08.15 — EssentialTech The business plan developed at EssentialTech for deploying the medical x-ray device in developing and emerging markets has been submited to the Venture Kick Jury of Swiss investors and industry experts. Read the whole article
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    13.08.15 — Chair of Innovation and IP Policy Gabriele joins the Chair of Innovation and IP Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex, where he was a research fellow. He earned a PhD in Economics at the University of Barcelona, in 2014. He will share his time between EPFL and the World IP Organization in Geneva. Read the whole article
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    12.08.15 — Mediacom Before new chemicals can be approved, environmental risk assessments have to be carried out. But conventional toxicity testing with live fish is costly and time-consuming, and new substances continue to be produced without being adequately assessed. A novel approach – avoiding the need for experiments with juvenile fish – has now been demonstrated by an Eawag-led research team: the growth of cultured gill cells, combined with modelling, can be used to predict the growth of whole organisms. Read the whole article
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    12.08.15 — Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism Article about our CAMEA/BIFROST neutron spectrometer featured the website of the European Spallation Source Read the whole article
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    12.08.15 — Mediacom Inspired by the compound eyes of fruit flies, a team of researchers from EPFL has developed an artificial eye that allows robots to detect and avoid obstacles. From E-textiles to cars, the potentials applications are numerous. Read the whole article
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    12.08.15 — Network Industry Management & e-governance Matthias Finger has published a new book entitlted "Rail Economics, Policy and Regulation in Europe" at Edward Elgar Publishing. Read the whole article
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    11.08.15 — NCCR-Robotics NCCR Robotics offers financial assistance to take part in a 3-6 month collaborative project in a field related to the NCCR. Up to three scholarships of a maximum of 9,000 CHF will be awarded to cover living and travel costs. The scholarship is open to: 1. PhD/Postdocs from the NCCR who would like to go abroad (N.B. preference will be given to projects taken in conjunction with our partner institutions) 2. PhD/Postdocs from one of our partner institutions who would like to complete a project in an NCCR laboratory. For a full list of NCCR laboratories please see our website. Women applicants will be given priority. In order to apply for a fellowship applicants must first contact an NCCR professor to discuss which potential projects may be available. A full list of NCCR Robotics professors can be found on the people page of the NCCR Robotics website. Once professorial support has been obtained the student should submit a complete application, comprising: 1. A PDF document containing a brief description (maximum 1 page including references, font size 12) of the project as agreed between the hosting professor and the student. The document should highlight the relevance of this visit for the PhD/Postdoc current research. 2. A CV of the candidate including a list of publications. 3. A detailed budget showing all costs that will be incurred through participation in the exchange programme including travel and accommodation. Note that only costs that exceed those incurred by the student in their home institution will be taken into account. 4. A motivation letter showing how work completed during the programme will contribute to the goals of the NCCR and promote the PhD/Postdoc career. 5. One letter of recommendation. 6. Written confirmation from the host institution. 7. Written confirmation of matching fund from PhD/Postdoc advisor (compulsory only if the advisor benefits from an endowed chair, e.g. associate or full professors at EPFL/ETHZ) where required, to ensure that total salary is 2,500 CHF per month or higher. All items should be submitted in English. Applications should be sent by email to scholarship-nccr-robotics@groupes.epfl.ch with the title “PhD/Postdoc internship application”. The submission deadline is October 10th 2015. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent out by the end of 2015. Read the whole article