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    Profs Benabid and DeLong received the Lasker~DeBakey Award

    today - Center for Neuroprosthetics Alim Louis Benabid and Mahlon DeLong received the Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the development of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus, a surgical technique that reduces tremors and restores motor function in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.

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    S. Lacour selected as Young Scientist by WEF

    today - NCCR-Robotics NCCR Robotics member Stéphanie Lacour has been selected as one of the “40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40” in the 2014 World Economic Forum.

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    Superheroes in the Lab!

    today - Science! on tourne You might not find Spiderman, Iron Man, or Batman among EPFL’s faculty, but superheroes have no qualms about entering the scientific psyche. Marc Atallah et Gianni Haver will join us on Wednesday, September 24, at 12:15 p.m. in the Rolex Learning Center to talk about this form of science that lies somewhere between fiction and reality. Entrance and lunch are free.

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    The oscillator that could makeover the mechanical watch

    yesterday - Mediacom For the first time in 200 years the heart of the mechanical watch has been reinvented, thereby improving precision and autonomy while making the watch completely silent. EPFL researchers have developed an oscillator that turns continuously in one direction, eliminating one of the crucial mechanisms of traditional watches.

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    WEB - New website for the repro print center

    yesterday - Information Systems The EPFL print center has a brand new website and url address. Don't forget to update your bookmarks to avoid any misunderstanding the day you will need the Repro team to bind a brochure or print a poster.

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    Two presentations at the IMP conference in Bordeaux

    16.09.14 - Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Simone Voldrich, Bernard Calisti together with their PhD advisor Prof. Philippe Wieser have presented two papers at the last IMP conference that took place in Bordeaux on September 3-5.

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    Geotechnical Engineering

    15.09.14 - Soil Mechanics Laboratory Prof. Lyesse Laloui has recently edited a new book entitled "Bio- and Chemo- Mechanical Processes in Geotechnical Engineering".

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    Best Paper Prize for Devis Tuia et al. at PCV-ECCV in Zürich !

    15.09.14 - Geographic Information Systems Laboratory Devis Tuia from LaSIG, and co-authors, were awarded an honorable mention Best Paper Prize at the ISPRS mid-term Symposium "Photogrammetric Computer Vision" (PCV) held in conjuction with the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in Zurich, Switzerland.

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    GDR Robotique Thesis Price

    15.09.14 - NCCR-Robotics Séverin Lemaignan (CHILI) was awarded the 2012 GDR Robotique Thesis Prize for his PhD work which forms a basis for his NCCR Postdoc.

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    15.09.14 - Library The EPFL library is pleased to invite you to an event that will focus on: OPEN RESEARCH DATA: THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE. Tuesday 28 October 2014, Forum Rolex, from 9am until 6pm. Free admission but registration required.

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