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    Flyability wins Venture Kick final

    today - Laboratory of Intelligent Systems The EPFL spin-off Flyability secured a total funding amount of CHF 130.000 by winning the Venture Kick final. The world’s first collision-proof drone “Gimball” and a rapid and accurate method for cancer profiling are ready for commercial success. A spherical flying robot enters a damaged building after an explosion. The lightweight drone is not disturbed by collisions and can fly safely in places out of reach and near injured people, transmitting live video footage to rescuers. This scenario might be soon a reality thanks to Gimball, Flyability’s insect inspired flying robot, the world’s first of its kind. The EPFL and NCCR robotics spin-off opens a world of new applications in search and rescue, industrial inspection or security.

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    Education Office Newsletter - March 2015

    today - Direction of Education The Education Office is pleased to report on developments in recent months. We also invite you to browse our annual report for 2014 (French only), available on our website We take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to you for the Easter holiday. Happy reading! Albertine Kolendowska

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    Study trip in the Grand Paris metropolis

    today - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Professor Emmanuel Rey's studio class went on a study trip to the metropolis of the Grand Paris. This extra-mural teaching activity was an opportunity for the students to visit various contemporary operations of housing, activity building and public space coming into close resonance with the themes and issues explored within the framework of the SUBURBAN LANDSCAPE design studio.

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    Participation in the lecture series "Magma & Principles"

    today - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Prof. Emmanuel Rey of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) participated in the lecture series of the course “Magma & Principles” organized at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) by the Laboratory of Spatial Manufacturing (MANSLAB). Called "A duo at the heart of the orchestra?”, his intervention constituted an empirical analysis of the relationship between architect and client in the context of major urban transformation projects.

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    SCITAS activities, April 2015

    yesterday - High Performance Computing The Scientific IT and Application Support Center has a rich set of activities ready for April 2015: new regular training courses have been created and invited lecturers will give workshops on several topics around HPC.

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    InsideHPC: EPFL Unleashes Deneb

    yesterday - High Performance Computing Deneb featured on InsideHPC's home page

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    Your favorite TV series? Find them thanks to subtitles!

    30.03.15 - IC | Computer and Communication Sciences What is your favorite TV series: Desperate Housewives, The Mentalist, Game of Thrones or Big Bang Theory? EPFL students have now developed a tool that indexes and classifies the words that frequently appear in the dialogues of TV series to identify themes. Instead of focusing on what other people like, this novel tool suggests TV series on the basis of themes associated with the scenario.

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    MOOC: Plasma Physics and Applications

    30.03.15 - Massive open online courses Moocs The first MOOC to teach the basics of plasma physics and its main applications: fusion energy, astrophysical and space plasmas, societal and industrial applications.

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    MOOC: Launching New Ventures

    30.03.15 - Massive open online courses Moocs Develop your promising idea into a successful business concept proposal, and launch it! Gain practical experience in the key steps of the venture creation process, including marketing and fundraising. Sharpen your entrepreneurial mindset!

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    The Brain Forum shows how collaboration advances research

    30.03.15 - Mediacom The Brain Forum 2015 in Lausanne opened today and is generating huge interest: more than 1000 people have registered. Philanthropists like Hansjörg Wyss, industry representatives from Nestlé and Roche, scientists from all over the world, entrepreneurs, and representatives from the biggest brain initiatives meet to exchange ideas on brain research. An exhibition area displays groundbreaking science, e.g. a project that shows how “reality substitution” is on track to replace traditional virtual reality. On April 1, 2015 a startup pitch session will take place to promote novel solutions related to brain research.

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