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    yesterday — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The master project developed by Micael Lopes and Antoine Vauthey, carried out at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), was recently awarded the City of Ecublens Prize. The theme of this project was the integration of wood in the processes of vertical extension of buildings and of densification of the urban fabric. This approach falls perfectly in line with researches conducted by the lab regarding the contribution of architectural projects to the sustainable densification of urban areas. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — CDM | Management of Technology Prof. Damir Filipovic and visiting Prof. Alexander Lipton recently published an article in the economic newspaper « Finanz und Wirtschaft ».  Read the whole article
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    yesterday — Mediacom In an exceptional showcase for EPFL, the model underground gallery developed by Professor Dominique Perrault's architecture students is on display at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The project was conducted in partnership with students from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and received support from Archizoom. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — SB | Basic Sciences The Rusnano Group has awarded Professor Michael Grätzel their annual Prize. Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Institute of Physics The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has awarded Ambizione grants to two young researchers to perform their own projects within the Institute of Physics (IPHYS). Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Center for Neuroprosthetics Mental Work employs Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI), developed at EPFL in José Millán's lab, to activate four spectacular machines based on slider cranks, standard mechanisms of the Industrial Revolution. By directly connecting brain activity to these mechanical movements, Mental Work comes full circle to connect over 200 years of human-machine interaction. Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The works for the construction of the new Bike Center have started, on both the EPFL campus and the prefabrication of wooden elements. As a reminder, this construction is the result of the student competition entitled "Sustainable is beautiful", organized by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) with the support of Real Estate and Infrastructures Department (DII), Sustainable Campus, EPFL Student Foundation (FEE) and the Vaud section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA). Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Many experts active in the photovoltaic sector gathered during the 33rd European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC 2017), held from 25 to 29 September 2017 in Amsterdam. On this occasion, the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) has presented a contribution concerning a new façade constructive system entitled « Advanced Active Façades ». This work is the result of a partnership between the Centre suisse d'électronique et de microtechnique (CSEM) and the company H.Glass. It is part of the PV 2050 research project, realized with the support of the Swiss National Fund (SNF) in the framework of the National Research Programs "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70). Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Laboratory of Astrophysics ESO’s fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger — long-predicted events called kilonovae — disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma-ray bursts are caused by mergers of neutron stars. Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Institute of Digital Humanities The Digital Humanities Institute is happy to host a talk from Dr. Kirell Benzi on 13 November at 3:15 pm in room BC410. Even if it may seem unnatural at first, the combination of art and science is gaining momentum in the research community. In this talk, I will explain why data art is a formidable support for scientific communication by showing how I went from raw data mining to the final creative representation. Throughout various examples, we will see that this approach can be used regardless of one's field of research as long as there is data to support it. Read the whole article