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    20.06.18 — Mediacom A study led by researchers in Switzerland has revealed a new cell type that resides in the body’s fat depots where it can actively suppress fat cell formation. This discovery was made using single-cell transcriptomics and opens entirely new avenues to combat obesity and related diseases such as diabetes. Read the whole article
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    20.06.18 — EPFL Fribourg To meet the 2050 energy goals by 2022: this is the challenge of the smart living lab’s future building at blueFACTORY. On 19 June 2018, the Grand Council of the Canton of Fribourg approved a refundable loan of 25 million francs for the construction of the building by 92 votes to 3. Read the whole article
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    20.06.18 — SCCER - Future Swiss Electrical Infrastructure Wattmeters: hope or hype? Read the whole article
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    20.06.18 — Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory At the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7), held in Waikoloa, Hawaii, PV-Lab’s doctoral students Gizem Nogay and Florent Sahli both won the best student paper award. Read the whole article
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    20.06.18 — SB | Basic Sciences Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous materials that can change the way we capture carbon, filter water, and an array of other applications. EPFL chemists have now found the link between mechanical stability and structure, thus overcoming a significant obstacle in optimizing MOFs. Read the whole article
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    20.06.18 — Mediacom EPFL scientists have shown that combining a brain-computer interface (BCI) with functional electrical stimulation (FES) can help stroke victims recover greater use of their paralyzed arm – even years after the stroke. Read the whole article
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    20.06.18 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Researchers from EPFL and the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM) have analyzed a number of obstacles – and identified solutions – to equipping buildings with photovoltaic technology. Their findings have been published in Nature Energy. We spoke with professors Christophe Ballif (STI) and Emmanuel Rey (ENAC), two of the authors of this cross-disciplinary study. Read the whole article
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    19.06.18 — SB | Basic Sciences EPFL physicists have found a way to reverse electron spins using electric fields for the first time, paving the way for programmable spintronics technologies. Read the whole article
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    19.06.18 — Mediacom Palm oil has become part of our daily lives, but a recent study by EPFL and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) serves as a reminder that intensive farming of this crop has a major impact on the environment. Both short- and long-term solutions exist, however. Read the whole article
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    19.06.18 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory 24 Heures have published a long piece devoted to the activities of Prof. Lyesse Laloui, head of the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at EPFL Read the whole article