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    12.12.17 — Massive open online courses Moocs Plasma Physics Introduction: Learn the basics of plasma, one of the fundamental states of matter, and the different types of models used to describe it, including fluid and kinetic. Read the whole article
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    12.12.17 — Mediacom Thanks to a donation from the Werner Siemens-Foundation, EPFL will set up a Center for Artificial Muscles, collaborating initially with the University Hospital of Bern (Inselspital) and then with the University Hospital of Zurich. The first project, slated to span the next four years, will focus on developing a less invasive cardiac assistance system for treating heart failure. This prosthetic device – a ring around the aorta – will avoid the complications of hemorrhaging and thrombosis because it will not be in contact with blood. A facial-reconstruction project aimed at restoring patients’ ability to create facial expressions will follow. Read the whole article
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    11.12.17 — Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instruction Monday December 18th, 11:15, RLC D1 740 Read the whole article
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    11.12.17 — Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instruction Monday December 18th, 10:15, RLC D1 661 Read the whole article
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    11.12.17 — Mediacom Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and the inventor of microcredit, visited EPFL today where he led a conference. The school took this opportunity to announce a new social impact initiative, which includes the creation of the first Yunus Social Business Center in Switzerland. Read the whole article
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    11.12.17 — Institute of Digital Humanities The 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction took place in Scotland in November 2017. Read the whole article
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    11.12.17 — Library Services will be reduced during a short period at the Library. Read the whole article
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    11.12.17 — Laboratory of Sustainable and Catalytic Processing Florent, Luca and Yuan-Peng deposited nanometer thick conformal titania overcoats via non-hydrolytic sol-gel (NHSG) on high surface area mesoporous substrates and supported nanoparticles leading to significant selectivity and stability increase. Read the whole article
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    10.12.17 — Library The library changes its schedule between Christmas and New Year, from Monday 26th December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2017. Read the whole article
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    09.12.17 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory The Laboratory for Soil Mechanics is involved in the project BEACON (Bentonite Mechanical Evolution) funded by the European Union. Read the whole article