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    New publication by M. Gruber in "Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal"

    15.07.14 - Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization Chair Prof. Marc Gruber has a new paper forthcoming on business opportunity evaluation entitled "What is an Attractive Business Opportunity? An Empirical Study of Opportunity Evaluation Decisions by Technologists, Managers and Entrepreneurs" which is accepted for publication in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ)

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    Marie Sklodowska-Curie PostDocs at EPFL: Global Fellowships

    14.07.14 - Research Office The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action "Global Fellowships" allows postdoctoral researchers to do research at the EPFL for a max. duration of two years. However, certain eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled.

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    The New Version of Infoscience (& Me) Is a Hit

    14.07.14 - Information Systems Infoscience, the computer portal for EPFL’s archives, is acquiring a new tool that will win everyone over. In the style of platforms such as LinkedIn, a personal page now gives the EPFL researcher a clear and immediate vision of the impact of all publications. Infoscience & Me is soon to be an essential 2.0 tool!

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    Large number of Dark Matter peaks found using Gravitational Lensing

    14.07.14 - Laboratory of Astrophysics A number of studies have shown that Dark Matter is the principle mass component of the Universe making up about 80% of the mass budget. The most direct technique to reveal the Dark Matter distribution is by using the gravitational lensing technique. Indeed, following Einstein's theory of Gravitation, we know that a mass concentration will deform locally the Space-Time and the observed shapes of distant galaxies seen through the such concentration will be deflected and distorted. By measuring the exact shapes of millions of these distant galaxies we can then map accurately the mass distribution in the Universe, and identify the mass peaks tracing mass concentration along their line of sight. Importantly, the number of mass peaks as a function of the mass peak significance encodes important information on the cosmological world model. In particular this distribution is sensitive to the nature of Gravitational force at large scales as well as the geometry of the Universe. Measuring mass peaks is thus one of the most attractive way to probe the relative importance and nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, measure the evolution the Universe and predict its fate.

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    Sharing Rather Than Owning: How to Enable Collaborative Consumption?

    14.07.14 - CDM Prof. Weber’s paper “Intermediation in a Sharing Economy: Insurance, Moral Hazard, and Rent Extraction,” to appear in the upcoming winter issue of the Journal of Management Information Systems, examines how intelligent transaction-design by an intermediary can solve a conundrum that has prevented market-based sharing for the better part of history. Using the example of collaborative housing it is shown how an intermediary can provide insurance to encourage good behavior on the part of both the borrower and the lender, and at the same time extract a portion of the gains from trade. The article is an extended journal version of a contribution on the “Collaborative Housing and the Intermediation of Moral Hazard,” presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) earlier this year.

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    Transdisciplinary research projects: call for proposals CROSS

    14.07.14 - CDH «Circulation» is the theme of this year's call for proposals CROSS (Collaborative Research on Science and Society). CROSS supports transdisciplinary research projects UNIL-EPFL.

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    A Drone That Finds Survivors Through Their Phones

    14.07.14 - Mediacom Summer series – student research (1): During his semester project in Computer Science, Jonathan Cheseaux developed a system for locating a person via his or her mobile phone with a drone. This device could be used to find victims in natural disasters.

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    Architectural innovation supporting the energy transition?

    13.07.14 - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Within a context marked by an increased awareness of challenges in the field of energy transition, the transformation of cities has become a major stake. In order to address this issue, the interdisciplinary research program "Ignis Mutat Res: Looking at architecture, the city and the landscape through the prism of energy" (IMR) and the World council for renewable energy (WCRE) have organized an international forum on July 10th and 11th in Versailles. Sophie Lufkin, scientist at the Laboratory of architecture and sustainable technologies (LAST), participated in one of the round tables, entitled "Is the metropolis to trigger its sustainable development through renewable energies ? Taking advantage of the integration of solar issues into urban design".

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    National competence center for biomedical imaging 2014 annual meeting

    11.07.14 - Laboratory of functional and metabolic imaging The Registration for the 2014 annual NCCBI meeting is now open. Deadline Monday 21st of July

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    John P. Donoghue is taking the Lead of the Wyss Center

    11.07.14 - Mediacom EPFL and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) are pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Donoghue. The American neuroscientist is to head the Wyss Center at Campus Biotech in Geneva.

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