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    01.12.15 — Corporate Strategy Innovation Chair Dr. Viscusi has published a new article in the Journal of Database Management entitled: «From Data Quality to Big Data Quality». Read the whole article
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    01.12.15 — Library Patent publications - A new Infoscience functionality Read the whole article
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    01.12.15 — Laboratory of Environmental and Urban Economics An economy that is free from dependence on oil, coal and gas is a declared aim of the G7 states. The aim here is to keep climate warming within an acceptable limit. This decarbonisation has already begun in some sectors. Although Switzerland still emits a lot of CO2, according to Philippe Thalmann, when it comes to researching clean technologies it is way ahead of the field. Read the whole article
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    01.12.15 — Laboratory of Sustainable and Catalytic Processing Li and Ydna developed a mild pretreatment process for biomass based on using γ-valerolactone (GVL) as a solvent. In their paper published in Green Chemistry, they describe the subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis of the pretreated biomass to obtain glucose and xylose yields of up to 90% and 97% respectively, with over 99.5% recovery of the GVL. Concentrated sugar streams of up to 182 g/L can be generated with this process. Read the whole article
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    30.11.15 — Mediacom Neuroscientists at EPFL identify a brain region that links anxious temperament to low social status. The researchers were able to tweak social hierarchy in animals by using vitamin B3. Read the whole article
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    30.11.15 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The latest edition of the "Cahiers de l’ASPAN" is dedicated to the future of individual houses areas. In connection with the ongoing research project LIVING PERIPHERIES supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) contributed with two articles on the specificities of the individual houses area and on the important challenges of transition energy for suburban areas. Read the whole article
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    30.11.15 — SB | Basic Sciences On 3 December 2014 prof. Thomas Liebling was elected corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) in recognition of his contributions to mathematical modeling, simulation and optimization of complex systems arising in nature, engineering and management. Read the whole article
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    30.11.15 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Edited at the Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes (PPUR), the book URBAN RECOVERY presents a synthesis of multiples teaching and research activities elaborated at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) for the Gare-Lac sector in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. By an interdisciplinary approach at various intervention scales - from urban design to constructive detail - they aim at experimenting, assessing and comparing various urban shapes in a perspective of urban sustainability. The book launch will take place on December 1st, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Project Room (Foyer of the SG building) at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Read the whole article
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    27.11.15 — Mediacom A small group of EPFL students captured second place at the international competition iCan with their bike light with an air pollution gauge. Read the whole article
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    27.11.15 — Laboratory of Computational Science and Modelling Accelerated sampling molecular dynamics makes it possible to study the structure and energetics of the interface between a crystal and its melt in the undercooled conditions at which solidification occurs. Read the whole article