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    yesterday — Mediacom EPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton – a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capillary displayed a remarkable spread in surface OH bond dissociation constant of a factor of a billion. The research has been published in Science. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — EPFL Fribourg The newspaper "Le Matin" asked Thomas Jusselme's opinion for its article on vegetated buildings. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — EPFL Assembly At the start of the new school term, a new School Assembly President will be elected among the School Assembly members. Read the whole article
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    19.07.17 — Mediacom EPFL scientists have developed a uranium-based complex that can allow nitrogen fixation reactions to take place in ambient conditions. The work overcomes one of the biggest difficulties to building more efficient industrial-scale nitrogen products like ammonia. Read the whole article
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    19.07.17 — NCCR-Robotics When training to regain movement after stroke or spinal cord injury (SCI), patients must once again learn how to keep their balance during walking movements. Current clinical methods mean supporting the weight of the patient during movement, setting the body off balance and meaning that when patients are ready to begin to walk without mechanical assistance, it can be hard to re-train the body to balance against gravity. It is this issue that a paper published today in Science Translational Medicine by a team lead by Courtine-Lab, and featuring Ijspeert Lab, NCCR Robotics and EPFL is attempting to solve. Read the whole article
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    19.07.17 — Mediacom A mobile harness suspended from the ceiling is now equipped with intelligent motion analysis for tailored walking rehabilitation in people suffering from spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological disorders affecting gait. Read the whole article
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    19.07.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The magazine of architecture Archistorm, based in Paris, dedicates a special issue to Bauart, the architectural and urban design firm, of which Prof. Emmanuel Rey, head of the Laboratory of architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), is a partner. The research center Microcity, the EPFL branch in Neuchâtel, is among the multiple projects and realizations presented in this publication. Read the whole article
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    19.07.17 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory Dr. Hiram Arroy Chavez will join the Civil Engineering program in the Department of Agro-Industrial Engineering in the University of Guanajuato in México as a full time Professor Read the whole article
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    19.07.17 — Mediacom HOUSE 2, the temporary house designed and built by EPFL architecture students, is back from Zurich and headed for Malley. It will help liven up the largest vacant site in western Lausanne, which has been scheduled for development. Read the whole article
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    18.07.17 — Chair of Timber Construction The summer issue of the journal Tracés n°13-14-15, published on July 14th, 2017, devoted a section about the new timber pavilion of the Vidy theater. Read the whole article