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    Recycling urine to promote social change

    today - ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Rich in vital nutrients for agriculture, urine could go from being a waste product to a transformative and financially valuable raw material that could even help promote sanitation.

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    Honorary lecture from Claude Nicollier

    today - Swiss Space Center Claude Nicollier is an astrophysicist, an astronaut, a professor and a leading figure of EPFL and the Swiss Space Center. He will give a Honorary lecture on March 10, 2015 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center. Save the date!

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    Zombie bacteria in tuberculosis

    today - Mediacom “Living-dead” bacteria exist in limbo: biologically active but not proliferating. Buried in this zombie state, disease-causing bacteria could come back from the dead to re-infect patients. Researchers at EPFL have produced the first evidence of this strange phenomenon in tuberculosis, suggesting new avenues for treatment.

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    Wi-Fi and Neighborhood Conflicts: An Algorithm to Keep the Peace

    23.01.15 - Mediacom To overcome the problem of interference between wireless networks, a doctoral student at EPFL has developed an algorithm that automatically selects the best frequency band according to the usage of neighboring networks. This system increases the initial capacity of the data path by up to seven times.

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    LIONS @ AISTATS 2015

    21.01.15 - Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems Two talks entitled "Sparsistency of L1-Regularized M-Estimators" by Yen-Huan Li, Jonathan Scarlett, Pradeep Ravikumar, and Volkan Cevher and "Stochastic Spectral Descent for Restricted Boltzmann Machines" by David Carlson, Volkan Cevher, and Lawrence Carin as well as two posters "WASP: Scalable Bayes via barycenters of subset posteriors" by Sanvesh Srivastava, Volkan Cevher, Quoc Tran Dinh, and David B. Dunsen and "A totally unimodular view of structured sparsity" by Marwa El Halabi and Volkan Cevher have been accepted to the 18th edition of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics.

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    Chinese Academy of Sciences and EPFL Renew Agreement in Davos

    21.01.15 - Mediacom The agreement signed in 2010 between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and EPFL was renewed yesterday, a few hours before the WEF opening ceremony in Davos, in the presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Federal Councillors Alain Berset and Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf.

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    Welcome 2015! New Year, New Beginnings!

    21.01.15 - Research Office The Research Office (ReO) is happy to start off 2015 on the right foot by promoting its services!

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    Controlling brain cells with light

    21.01.15 - Mediacom EPFL scientists have used a cutting-edge method to stimulate neurons with light. They have successfully recorded synaptic transmission between neurons in a live animal for the first time.

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    DALER: The flying robot that walks

    21.01.15 - NCCR-Robotics The issue of how to use one robot in multiple terrains is an ongoing question in robotics research. In a paper published in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics today a team from LIS, EPFL and NCCR Robotics propose a new kind of flying robot that can also walk.

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    What future for peri-urban neighborhoods of individual houses?

    21.01.15 - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies With the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) will study, within the framework of a research project entitled LIVING PERIPHERIES, the potential evolution of peri-urban individual houses neighborhoods. As part of one of the research axes of the laboratory focusing on sustainable neighborhoods, this research project will not only provide a specific proactive vision for the evolution of this type of sectors, but also a multi-criteria approach to support decision processes.

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