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    14.04.11 — Mediacom The navigator from the Swiss canton of Vaud is working with EPFL to equip his new boat, Rivages, designed for the Vendée Globe 2012. Rolled out of the Décision shipyard in Ecublens last week, this monohull measuring nearly 20 meters will be christened at La Ciotat (France) this weekend. Read the whole article
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    13.04.11 — Transportation Center TraCE and Veolia Transport Alpes Maritimes have agreed upon a large collaboration framework including two ongoing research projects bearing on the future developments of transportation infrastructure in the region of Nice. The first project, led by Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis of the Laboratory of Urban Transport Systems (LUTS), deals with the analysis and evaluation of the best strategies to improve the Nice-Monaco Veolia bus system, which is confronted to a rapid expansion of its client base. The second project, led by Prof. Vincent Kaufmann of the Laboratory of Urban Sociology (LaSUr), measures the potential for modal shift towards public transport in the greater Nice and constructs typologies of mode choice decisions in order to identify the necessary improvements leading towards a rise in public transport use. Read the whole article
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    13.04.11 — SB | Basic Sciences A new online tool enables you to choose protective gloves adapted to your laboratory activities. The Occupational Safety and Health Service (SB-SST) of EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences is responsible for launching this initiative. Read the whole article
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    13.04.11 — Mediacom A new group of anti-cancer drugs may also provide a treatment for metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity or fatty-acid oxidation disorders. Two articles on the results obtained by an international team of scientists headed by John Auwerx have just been published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Read the whole article
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    12.04.11 — Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship The International Commerce Review published an article by Prof. Ralf Seifert and Daniel Seifert. Read the whole article
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    12.04.11 — Mediacom A new laser procedure could boost optical fiber communications. This technique could become essential for the future expansion of the Internet. It also opens up new frontiers in basic research. Read the whole article
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    11.04.11 — EPFL Laboratory Basel lapa and the Digital Design and Production course build a digital structure in collaboration with the École Spéciale d’Architecture Paris. Read the whole article
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    11.04.11 — Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design Marilyne Andersen, Head of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), has been invited to present at the upcoming Velux Daylight Symposium, a biannual international conference on the broad subject of daylighting that will take place at our very own Rolex Learning Center at EPFL this year. Read the whole article
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    11.04.11 — SV | Life Sciences Two UNIL young professors joining the EPFL School of Life Sciences... Read the whole article
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    11.04.11 — Mediacom The European initiative COST 358 – Pedestrian Quality Needs, in which 20 countries have taken part during the last four years, was concluded at EPFL on Friday. The goal of the initiative is to promote walking as a means of getting about, in the context of transport policies. Read the whole article