EPFLoop races to third place in Los Angeles
Using similar propulsion technology, the Hyperloop pods developed by EPFL and ETH Zurich turned in a solid performance in Los Angeles: EPFLoop topped out at 238 km/h in the airless tube set up by SpaceX, while Swissloop peaked at 259km/h. The Technical University of Munich hit a top speed of 463km/h, demolishing the record – and its capsule – in the process.
Temporary shelters popping up alongside camping tents
Using the Paléo Festival in Nyon as a case study, an EPFL student has developed an innovative alternative to the types of temporary housing commonly seen at multi-day events. His modular wooden cabins, which he created as part of his Master’s project in architecture, are designed to meet a growing call from festival-goers for more comfortable and environmentally friendly accommodations.