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    Enabling Hearing impaired to locate the speaker

    today - Mediacom New wireless microphones systems developed at EPFL should allow the hearing impaired to aurally identify, even with closed eyes, the location of the person speaking. This new technology will be used in classrooms and conference rooms for better sound quality.

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    The roar of the tiger mosquito

    yesterday - Science! on tourne Are we doomed to be taken over by invasive species? Find out on Tuesday, December 2 at 5:15 pm in the Satellite. No cover charge.

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    Saturday 29th November, 2014 : "Challenge FIRST LEGO League"

    yesterday - Equal Opportunities Office The EPFL Roberta Center organizes the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) challenge at the Rolex Learning Center.

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    Registration for the Winter intersemestrial period 2015 is now open.

    yesterday - Languages Center The Language Centre offers classes during the Winter intersemestrial period 2015. Register online at before 12 December 2014.

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    Energy Geostructures and Thermal Piles

    24.11.14 - Soil Mechanics Laboratory Thomas Mimouni (Laboratory of Soil Mechanics) will present his PhD dissertation on Energy Geostructures and Thermal Piles. Here is the abstract:

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    SNSF Starting Grants awarded to 27 researchers

    24.11.14 - Research Office We are pleased to announce that 4 researchers of EPFL were funded. 145 Researchers submitted their SNSF StG project proposals in March 2014. This transitional measure of the SNSF offered the Swiss research community an adequate substitute for ERC grants.

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    GREEN DENSITY selected among the finalists of the 2014 Roberval Award

    24.11.14 - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies GREEN DENSITY is among the books selected as finalists in the “Higher education” category of the 2014 Roberval Award. Edited by the Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes (PPUR), this publication presents six original visions developed for the Waldstadt sector (Bern) within Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST). Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach at various intervention scales - from urban design to constructive detail - they aim at experimenting, assessing and comparing various urban shapes in a perspective of urban sustainability.

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    Schizophrenic brains take indirect paths

    24.11.14 - Mediacom Analysis of the structural connectivity in the brains of 16 schizophrenia patients reveals several zones affected by the disease and their reduced network connectivity.

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    Slice of (mobile) Life as a graphic novel

    21.11.14 - Transportation Center EPFL’s Laboratory for Urban Sociology carried out a sociological study on highly mobile individuals in Europe. The outcome of the study has now been published as a graphic novel with six portraits of workers that spend much of their time commuting.

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    Discussion with a Nobel Prize to celebrate the CDM's anniversary

    21.11.14 - CDM | Management of Technology The celebration of the College of Management of Technology's 10th anniversary drew a large crowd to listen to Edmund Phelps, Nobel Prize in Economics, discuss his vision of dynamism and innovation in the West.

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