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20.12.13 — Mediacom Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard put his mental and physiological limits to the test during a 72 hour simulated flight across the Atlantic Ocean which ended today. EPFL scientists monitored his mental states and cardiac rhythm throughout the flight. Read the whole article
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20.12.13 — Swiss Space Center The Chinese probe Chang’e-3 landed on the Moon on Saturday. The chief commander of this mission is an EPFL alumni. Read the whole article
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Education

20.12.13 — Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship The first Deloitte OES Prize for the best student project in Prof. Weber’s graduate course “Operations: Economics and Strategy” was awarded to Dimitri Cordenier and Alexis Dubil Read the whole article
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19.12.13 — IEEE Student Branch The EPFL IEEE Student Branch successfully organized the local Student Paper Contest. Five students submitted their papers, which were rigorously reviewed. The best paper has been already submitted as the official entry from EPFL to the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2014. Read the whole article
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19.12.13 — Environmental Chemistry Modeling Laboratory "Peter Tentscher finds surprisingly strong interactions between radical molecules and water" Read the whole article
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19.12.13 — Environmental Microbiology Lab Reduced uranium was found to be mobile in a natural wetland. Read the whole article
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19.12.13 — Mediacom EPFL researchers studying a natural wetland near a decommissioned uranium mine in Limousin, France, have shown that under certain circumstances the uranium present in the wetland could be more mobile than previously believed. Read the whole article
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18.12.13 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Timber architecture in the digital age : Professor Yves Weinand invests in a National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in collaboration with ETHZ (Matthias Kohler, ETHZ, Director of NCCR) and EMPA. Read the whole article
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Campus Life

17.12.13 — Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship EPFL's campus, symbol of an innovative institution, has been chosen by La Poste as the first location to install the first automated parcel terminal in the Suisse Romande. Prof. Matthias Finger who has been collaborating for a long time with la Poste, namely via his chair MIR, has been invited to inaugurate this first terminal on December 16th, 2013. Read the whole article
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17.12.13 — Direction of Education The end of this year was graced with a generous, brilliant autumn. Before the rush of year-end festivities, the time has come to bring you the latest news in Educational Affairs. The DAF takes this opportunity to thank everyone contributing to education as well as its faithful readers for their cooperation and interest in our work. With our very best Season’s Greetings, we wish you a happy and fruitful 2014. Albertine Kolendowska Read the whole article