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    Straw Houses in the Front Line of Sustainable Construction

    today - Mediacom For the first time ever, an EPFL laboratory has carried out a complete energy analysis of a straw house, from planting the grass to the destruction of the materials. The results are based on the specific case of an administrative building in the city of Lausanne, ECO-46.

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    WeSenseIt: Thousands of eyes on the environment

    yesterday - ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering By getting citizens to point their smartphones at rivers and streams, decisions-makers will be able to make more informed decisions in response to floods. At least that is the hope of the European “WeSenseIt” project, which aims to get citizen water monitoring off the ground.

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    Bravo to Stefano Baruffaldi for obtaining his PhD!

    yesterday - Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Congratulations to Dr. Stefano Baruffaldi for obtaining his thesis entitled "Three essays on the role of proximity in science and innovation" under the supervision of Prof. Dominique Foray.

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    IDEAS Seminar | 02 February 2015

    28.01.15 - Integrated Design Architecture and Sustainability Laure-Emmanuelle PERRET-AEBI will be the speaker of the next IDEAS Seminar, entitled "From high efficient solar cell to white solar module: a revolutionary building element". It will take place on Monday 02 February 2015 at 12:30 pm in the IDEAS space (LE Building).

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    Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality

    28.01.15 - Mediacom Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises - this is the promising application stemming from a discovery made at EPFL and published in Nature Nanotechnology. Other potential uses: miniaturising our electronic devices and developing resilient circuits.

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    Classes at the Language Centre - 2015 Spring semester

    27.01.15 - Languages Center Register online at before 17 February 2015.

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    Tune into RadioTeleSuisse La Premiere 6th February

    27.01.15 - NCCR-Robotics Tune into RadioTeleSuisse La Premiere on 6th Feb at 11am to hear Séverin Lemaignan talk on the Tribu show about robotics in education.

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    New Results on Sharing Economy Presented at HICSS 2015

    27.01.15 - Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Prof. Weber presented recent research results on “The Question of Ownership in a Sharing Economy” at the 48th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) on January 6, 2015. The paper examines ownership incentives in a dynamic setting where agents can decide about purchases and whether to participate in a sharing market.

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    EPFL hosts major fusion meeting

    27.01.15 - SB | Basic Sciences The JET and Medium-Size Tokamaks General Planning Meeting was held last week in Lausanne at the Olympic Museum. The conference is a major step towards the internationalization of the EPFL’s TCV tokamak.

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    Congratulations to Andreas von Vangerow for obtaining his PhD!

    27.01.15 - Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Dr. von Vangerow obtained his PhD entitled " Building Capabilities for Service Innovation: A Multi-Level Perspective on Strategies and Evolution” under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Tucci.

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