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    25.08.16 — Laboratory of Astrophysics 23 August 2016. ESO has signed an agreement with a consortium led by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) to build 4MOST, a unique, next-generation spectroscopic instrument, which will be mounted on the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. 4MOST, the 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope, is expected to collect approximately 75 million spectra over its planned fifteen-year lifetime. Read the whole article
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    25.08.16 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory The LMS is looking for a Postdoctoral research fellow to develop a research program on experimental geomechanics applied to CO2 sequestration. Read the whole article
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    25.08.16 — Mediacom Solar energy can be stored by converting it into hydrogen. But current methods are too expensive and don’t last long. Using commercially available solar cells and none of the usual rare metals, researchers at EPFL and CSEM have now designed a device that outperforms in stability, efficiency and cost. Read the whole article
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    25.08.16 — SV | Life Sciences With a virtual-reality experiment, EPFL neuroscientists have shown how the brain receives heartbeat signals to produce bodily self-consciousness. Read the whole article
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    24.08.16 — Massive open online courses Moocs Learn about plasma applications from nuclear fusion powering the sun, to making integrated circuits, to generating electricity. Read the whole article
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    24.08.16 — Massive open online courses Moocs Learn the basics of plasma, one of the fundamental states of matter, and the different types of models used to describe it, including fluid and kinetic. Read the whole article
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    24.08.16 — SB | Basic Sciences Professor Emeritus Tudor Ratiu, who recently retired from EPFL and is now working at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is the new 2016 “Tullio Levi-Civita Prize” winner. Read the whole article
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    24.08.16 — Mediacom Bacteria that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases, survive by switching between two different types of metabolism. EPFL scientists have now discovered that this switch is controlled by a mechanism that constantly adapts to meet the bacterium’s survival needs, like a home’s thermostat reacting to changes in temperature. Read the whole article
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    23.08.16 — Information Systems This year the Journée Poséidon will take place right after the autumn semester courses start, on Thursday, September 22. See you at the SG Hall from 10 to 5! Read the whole article
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    23.08.16 — Library From 24th August to the 9th September 2016, the Library will conduct operations in the basement. The works aim to improve the self-service document accessibility and readability of spaces. Read the whole article