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    Neural Simulations Hint at the Origin of Brain Waves

    25.07.13 - Mediacom At EPFL’s Blue Brain facilities, computer models of individual neurons are being assembled into neural circuits that produce electrical signals akin to brain waves. The results, published in the journal Neuron, are helping solve the mystery of how and why these signals arise in the brain.

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    Dr. Dirk Schröder receives the Borchers Plaque

    25.07.13 - Audiovisual Communications Laboratory At RWTH Aachen University, it is a tradition to honor outstanding graduates. The Borchers Plaque is awarded to doctoral students of RWTH Aachen University who have passed their PhD with 'summa cum laude' (with highest distinction). On June 21, 2013, Dr. Dirk Schröder received the Borchers Plaque for his PhD thesis 'Physically based real-time auralization of interactive virtual environments'.

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    A Lausanne based startup raised 935,000 CHF

    24.07.13 - IC - Tech Transfer DomoSafety raised 935,000 CHF from private investors to accelerate the commercialization of its intelligent system of preventing domestic accidents. Its product is primarily intended for the elderly.

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    A new method for clicking molecules together

    24.07.13 - Mediacom Scientists at EPFL have developed a quick and simple method for connecting and assembling new molecules together, paving a new road for synthetic chemistry, material science, chemical biology, and even drug discovery.

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    New Sinergia Project

    23.07.13 - Environmental Microbiology Lab A new project funded by the SNSF entitled 'In vitro germination of Clostridium difficult endospores: where, when and how?' will study the fate of spores of this pathogen in the mouse gut.

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    International PhD/postdoc exchange for women researchers

    23.07.13 - NCCR-Robotics Through the initiative "International PhD/postdoc exchange for women researchers", NCCR in Robotics offers financial support to women PhD students and Postdocs who plan to do an exchange of 3 months up to 6 months in an NCCR-related collaborative project. Eligible applicants are: - Women PhD students or postdocs of the NCCR who would like to go abroad (We will favor projects with one of our partner institutions, list available under further information) - Women PhD students or postdocs of one of our partner institutions who would like to work on an NCCR project in a NCCR laboratory. See list of NCCR professors.

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    Internships for women master students in NCCR robotics laboratories

    23.07.13 - NCCR-Robotics NCCR Robotics offers financial support to host women master students to carry out an internship of 3 to 6 months in an NCCR-robotics laboratory. Eligible applicants are: Women master students from any international institution who follow a robotics-related program (e.g. mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, etc.). 

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    Jun Shintake receives award

    23.07.13 - Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Jun Shintake was awarded the Best Contribution Award for his work on "Dielectric Elastomer Actuators for Soft Grasping" presented at the 2013 International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation.

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    Using bluetooth to track crowds at the Paléo music festival

    22.07.13 - Mediacom SUMMER SERIES (4) - For her semester project, an EPFL Master’s student applied a different approach to tracking the flow of the crowds at the Paléo music festival – using cell phone data and statistics.

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    New PhD thesis

    20.07.13 - Signal Processing Laboratory 4 Eirina Bourtsoulatze successfully passed her PhD exam on July 17th.

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