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    17.10.17 — Center for Neuroprosthetics Mental Work employs Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI), developed at EPFL in José Millán's lab, to activate four spectacular machines based on slider cranks, standard mechanisms of the Industrial Revolution. By directly connecting brain activity to these mechanical movements, Mental Work comes full circle to connect over 200 years of human-machine interaction. Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The works for the construction of the new Bike Center have started, on both the EPFL campus and the prefabrication of wooden elements. As a reminder, this construction is the result of the student competition entitled "Sustainable is beautiful", organized by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) with the support of Real Estate and Infrastructures Department (DII), Sustainable Campus, EPFL Student Foundation (FEE) and the Vaud section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA). Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Many experts active in the photovoltaic sector gathered during the 33rd European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC 2017), held from 25 to 29 September 2017 in Amsterdam. On this occasion, the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) has presented a contribution concerning a new façade constructive system entitled « Advanced Active Façades ». This work is the result of a partnership between the Centre suisse d'électronique et de microtechnique (CSEM) and the company H.Glass. It is part of the PV 2050 research project, realized with the support of the Swiss National Fund (SNF) in the framework of the National Research Programs "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70). Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Laboratory of Astrophysics ESO’s fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger — long-predicted events called kilonovae — disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma-ray bursts are caused by mergers of neutron stars. Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Institute of Digital Humanities The Digital Humanities Institute is happy to host a talk from Dr. Kirell Benzi on 13 November at 3:15 pm in room BC410. Even if it may seem unnatural at first, the combination of art and science is gaining momentum in the research community. In this talk, I will explain why data art is a formidable support for scientific communication by showing how I went from raw data mining to the final creative representation. Throughout various examples, we will see that this approach can be used regardless of one's field of research as long as there is data to support it. Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics Last Saturday, Prof. Marie Violay was awarded the 2017 Civil Engineering Institute Best Teacher award. The recognition is awarded every year to Professors of the Civil Engineering Institute at EPFL. The prize was attributed to the Master level course "Geophysics for Engineers". Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Mediacom Given the growing number of users and the widening range of devices, streaming is no longer viable in its current form owing to the substantial amount of power and storage capacity it requires. But researchers at EPFL’s Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) have found a way to reduce those requirements without impacting the quality of the video itself.  Read the whole article
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    16.10.17 — Massive open online courses Moocs The activity of neurons in the brain and the code used by these neurons is described by mathematical neuron models at different levels of detail. Read the whole article
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    16.10.17 — Massive open online courses Moocs The world is facing unprecedented humanitarian needs. Today’s humanitarian crisis tend to be greater in number, often in urban settings, longer in duration and broader in regional impact. Read the whole article
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    16.10.17 — IC in the news Graduates of Communication Systems and Computer Science are considered among the most wanted specializations favored by employers.  Read the whole article