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    21.09.18 — Mediacom Scientists from EPFL and the University of Geneva have discovered a “code” of architect genes that are expressed in specific combinations during the development of hands and fingers. The study decrypts developmental gene expression at the level of the single cell in developing limbs and expands our understanding of the genetics behind growing limbs. Read the whole article
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    20.09.18 — Institute of Physics EPFL physicists and their collaborators at the University of Lausanne and in Poland have used knotted loops of metal beads to model knotted molecules and their motion through a viscous fluid. They found that while sedimenting, the loops reach a remarkably regular horizontal toroidal structure, with a number of intertwined loops, oscillating periodically around each other. Read the whole article
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    20.09.18 — Chaire Gaz Naturel Prof. Laloui gave an interview with RTS this morning about the current status of geothermal energy in Switzerland in relation to its progression in other countries.  Read the whole article
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    20.09.18 — Institute of Physics Dr Fabio Donati has received the Max-Auwärter Award 2018 from the Austrian Physical Society for his work on magnetic remanence of single magnets performed in the Laboratory of Nanostructures at Interfaces. Read the whole article
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    20.09.18 — CDM | Management of Technology The core role of a bank is to accept deposits from agents with excess liquidity and loan the resulting capital to agents with a lack of it. For these services, banks pay their creditors and charge their debtors. The remuneration for these services depends on macroeconomic factors, such as the real risk-free rate and expected inflation, as well as investment specific factors, such as liquidity, default risk, and maturity. If a bank overprices its lending activities, it will likely relinquish opportunities to a competitor. Reversely, if a bank underprices its loans, it will likely not be remunerated for the risk it is bearing. Read the whole article
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    20.09.18 — STI | School of Engineering EPFL researchers have developed floating, solar-powered robots to help protect Chile’s water reservoirs. These low-cost robots can be assembled together in a variety of ways on the water surface to prevent the water from evaporating – thereby preserving a precious resource in this arid country and one that’s crucial to its biggest industry: winemaking. Read the whole article
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    20.09.18 — Mediacom EPFL researchers have developed floating, solar-powered robots to help protect Chile’s water reservoirs. These low-cost robots can be assembled together in a variety of ways on the water surface to prevent the water from evaporating – thereby preserving a precious resource in this arid country and one that’s crucial to its biggest industry: winemaking. Read the whole article
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    20.09.18 — Institute of Digital Humanities DHI and the DHLAB are happy to congratulate Giovanni Colavizza for passing his PhD. After passing the private defense, Giovanni presented publicly on 28 August 2018 the results of his thesis titled “The Intellectual Organisation of History”. Read the whole article
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    19.09.18 — Structural Xploration Lab September 27-28, 2018 - FATUK, Faculty of Architecture TU Kaiserslautern Read the whole article
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    19.09.18 — Chair of Timber Construction Prof. Yves Weinand will give a lecture on November 5th at the 2018 Joint Convention, organized by the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) and The Japan Wood Research Society (JWRS). Read the whole article