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    04.02.15 — Mediacom Ski resorts and researchers could potentially rely on statistics to evaluate the long-term avalanche activity on their slopes with a simple webcam, a weather station, and several years’ worth of observations. Researchers from EPFL have validated a statistical avalanche model that translates observations into an assessment of the link between snowfall and avalanches. Read the whole article
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    03.02.15 — IC - Prizes & Awards Deanna Hood and Séverin Lemaignan have won the Best AAAI Video 2015. The video is called “Teaching a robot to write” and can be found here: http://www.aaaivideos.org/2015. Read the whole article
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    03.02.15 — Institute of Technology and Public Policy Dr. Männistö obtained his PhD thesis entitled "Mitigating Crime Risks in the International Logistics Network: the Case of Swiss Post” under the supervion of Prof. Matthias Finger. Read the whole article
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    03.02.15 — Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory Living exclusively thanks to solar and wind energy is a dream that could be fulfilled much sooner than one can imagine. An EPFL's scientific team is working on smart distributed electrical systems. Thanks to these technologies, each and every building could become a power plant in itself. Read the whole article
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    02.02.15 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory Dr. Alessio Ferrari has been interviewed by RSI Radiogiornale about the storage of nuclear waste in Switzerland. Read the whole article
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    02.02.15 — Microsystems Laboratory Congratulations to Songmei Wu who has published the paper “Composite hydrogel-loaded alumina membranes for nanofluidic molecular filtration” in the Journal of Membrane Science in collaboration with LMIS4. (Link) Read the whole article
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    02.02.15 — Mediacom Using natural gas for car fuel is a challenge, requiring massive research efforts to find materials that can efficiently store it. However, a Swiss-US study concludes that the best materials have not only been already discovered, but can only meet up to 70% of energy targets set by governments. Read the whole article
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    02.02.15 — Laboratory of Molecular Physical Chemistry Ana Gutiérrez González joins LCPM as Ph.D. student. Read the whole article
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    30.01.15 — Swiss Space Center The Swiss Space Office, from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation (SERI/SSO), is initiating a Call for Ideas in order to select the best concepts from the Swiss space community for a future small mission. Read the whole article
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    30.01.15 — SV | Life Sciences Scientists from the Nestlé Research Center and EPFL have discovered that compounds found in certain spices can show significant effects against obesity, diabetes and epileptic seizures. The study opens a new way for exploring new nutritional dimensions of spices. Read the whole article