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    yesterday — IC in the news IC Master students, Paul Nicolet and Hugo Moreau, won the first prize in the blockchain competition at the Blockchain Summit – Crypto Valley 2017 in Zug last night. They left the competition with the modest first prize of 100,000 francs given for their "Shield IT" solution, a project initiated in the Laboratory for cryptologic algorithms of Professor Arjen Lenstra. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — Chemistry and Chemical Engineering PhD Best Poster Award Read the whole article
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    22.11.17 — Mediacom Alzheimer’s disease is caused by tangles in the brain made up of malfunctioning aggregated Tau proteins. Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new toxic form of Tau that forms as a result of its interaction with cell membranes. The research is published in Nature Communications and provides novel insights into possible mechanisms by which this protein moves in the brain and kills neurons. Read the whole article
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    22.11.17 — Mediacom Nanowires are the building blocks of quantum computers, and their secrets have now been revealed, thanks to Lucas Güniat. This talented speaker described the results of his PhD research on nanowires in EPFL’s “My Thesis in 180 Seconds” contest. His passion for his work, coupled with the extraordinary microcrystals used to make the tiny wires, earned him first place in a unanimous vote. Read the whole article
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    21.11.17 — Urban Sociology Laboratory More than 24,000 hours of traffic jams in 2016. Is there a way out of this impasse? Vincent Kaufmann from EPFL gives some ideas to follow to relieve roadways in the medium term. Read the whole article
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    21.11.17 — Reconfigurable Robotics Lab Après les robots humanoïdes, les robots déformables ? C'est en tout cas un champ d'exploration sur lequel travaillent de plus en plus de laboratoires dans le monde. Read the whole article
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    21.11.17 — Transportation and Mobility Laboratory Dr. Bilge Atasoy, who finished her PhD in the Transport and Mobility Laboratory in 2013, has been appointed Assitant Professor in the Maritime and Transport Technology department of the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. Read the whole article
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    21.11.17 — Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instruction How a collaborative learning instructional design benefitted students in complex problem solving Read the whole article
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    21.11.17 — Mediacom Today, digitalswitzerland is holding the country’s first Digital Day with events in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Chur, as well as on EPFL's campus. Over 40 supporting partners will be involved, along with Swiss President Doris Leuthard and Federal Councilors Johann Schneider-Ammann and Alain Berset. Read the whole article
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    20.11.17 — IC in the news Honorary IC Professor Eduardo Sanchez discusses the risks and benefits of the increasing digitization of society. Read the whole article