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    ICOM launches Glass Structures & Facades course

    26.09.14 - Steel Structures Laboratory Dr Christian Louter (ICOM) and Prof. Alain Nussbaumer (ICOM) have launched a new MSc course on Glass Structures & Facades.

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    50 years of achievements in space

    26.09.14 - Swiss Space Center In 2014, the space community is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Europe Space Agency (ESA) . To commemorate this milestone, an event was organized at the Centre international de conférences de Genève (CICG) on Friday September 12th.

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    Cheap hydrogen fuel from the sun – without rare metals

    26.09.14 - Mediacom Today, the journal Science published the latest development in Michael Grätzel’s laboratory at EPFL: producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. By combining a pair of solar cells made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes, scientists have obtained a 12.3 percent conversion efficiency from solar energy to hydrogen, a record using earth-abundant materials as opposed to rare metals.

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    Prof. A. Fasoli appointed Editor-in-Chief of Nuclear Fusion

    25.09.14 - Center for Research In Plasma Physics Professor Ambrogio Fasoli has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nuclear Fusion by IAEA Publishing

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    LIONS @ MLSP 2014

    25.09.14 - Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems The paper "Map Estimation For Bayesian Mixture Models With Submodular Priors" by Marwa El Halabi, Luca Baldassarre, Volkan Cevher has been presented during 24th IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP 2014).

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    Lundbeck Institute Psychiatry Award attributed to a Synapsy study

    25.09.14 - NCCR-Synapsy The Lundbeck Institute awarded the Psychiatry Prize 2014 to Eva Choong and Prof. Chin B. Eap for their study on a gene that appears to be associated with overweight and obesity in psychiatric patients. The Prize will be delivered November 13 in Zürich on the occasion of a symposium organized by the Institute.

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    New call for proposals - The Leenaards Foundation

    25.09.14 - Research Office "Quality of life of elderly people" The Leenaards Foudation launches for the fifth consecutive year a call for research projects aimed at improving the quality of life for people over 65 years. The total amount is around 500,000 to 1 million CHF.

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    Two years packed with interesting space projects

    25.09.14 - Swiss Space Center Now available online, “Space Research 2012-2014”, the new brochure of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, shows how healthy and wealthy space activities are in Switzerland.

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    25.09.14 - Prof. Meylan's Lab Stefania Crippa

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    From Rats to Humans: Project NEUWalk Closer to Clinical Trials

    24.09.14 - Mediacom A completely paralyzed rat can be made to walk over obstacles and up stairs by electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord. The EPFL scientists discovered how to control in real-time how the rat moves forward and how high it lifts its limbs. A new lab at the CHUV will extend this technology to human patients as early as next summer using an innovative Gait Platform which was built with the support of the Valais canton and the SUVA, bringing the European Project NEUWalk closer to clinical trials.

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