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    16.11.17 — EPFL Fribourg On October 5-6, 2016, a team of twenty international experts from academic and economic backgrounds as well as around fifteen members of the smart living lab, got together in Gruyères to discuss the research studies leading to the construction of the smart living building. Read the whole article
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    today — Cooperation Switzerland expanded its cooperation in education, research and innovation with India and Brazil during the last 12 years. Read the whole article
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    today — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Born in ENAC, the start-up project MeduSoil came second last Wednesday on Climate Launchpad, the world’s largest green business idea competition. The project won in Cyprus against 1000 competitors worldwide. Read the whole article
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    today — STI | School of Engineering EPFL students enrolled for the official SpaceX Hyperloop Competition. The team is currently looking for more people to fill different roles.  Read the whole article
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    today — Chair of Timber Construction Andrea Stitic has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled- Integrally Attached Timber Folded Surface Structures: Geometrical, Experimental and Numerical Study. Read the whole article
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    today — Project EPFL Valais Wallis Cut carbon to save lives Read the whole article
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    today — Project EPFL Valais Wallis Les navettes autonomes resteront dans la capitale au moins jusqu’en fin 2018. Read the whole article
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    today — Mediacom Of all the electricity produced in Switzerland, 56% comes from hydropower. The life span of hydroelectric plants, which are massive and expensive to build and maintain, is measured in decades, yet the rivers and streams they depend on and the surrounding environment are ever-changing. These changes affect the machinery and thus the amount of electricity that can be revised. EPFL's Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines (LMH) is working on an issue that will be very important in the coming years: the impact of sediment erosion on turbines, which are the main component of this machinery. The laboratory’s work could help prolong these plants’ ability to produce electricity for Switzerland's more than eight million residents.  Read the whole article
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    yesterday — Urban Sociology Laboratory Urban planning policies are increasingly focusing on soft mobility. The Gazette des communes (France) mentions an EPFL study on this subject. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — SB | Basic Sciences Professor Anders Hagfeldt has been named Docteur honoris causa of the Université Paris-Didérot ("Paris 7"). Read the whole article