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    18.06.09 — Mediacom At the International Conference on Mobile Data Management Systems (MDM 2009), the demo "GSN, Middleware for Streaming World" by Ali Salehi (EPFL), Mehdi Riahi (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran), Karl Aberer and Sebastien Michel (EPFL) won the Best Demo Award. Read the whole article
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    17.06.09 — Mediacom The 2009 Fresnel Prize has been awarded to Tobias Kippenberg, assistant professor in the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements at EPFL and quantum optics researcher in the Max Planck Institute in Germany. The prize, accompanied by 3000 Euros, is awarded for outstanding work by a researcher under the age of 35 and is given every two years by the European Physical Society. This young scientist has been recognized for his work in optomechanics and its novel applications in the area of metrology. Read the whole article
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    16.06.09 — Mediacom Springer, a leading global scientific publisher, has awarded the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Prize 2009 to Phuong Huynh, Ngoc-Cuong Nguyen and Gianluigi Rozza for developing the software package rbMIT, used in solving parametrized partial differential equations by the reduced basis method. Phuong Huynh is currently a research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National University of Singapore. Ngoc-Cuong Nguyen is a research scientist in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gianluigi Rozza is a senior research scientist in the Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing and Lecturer at the Doctoral School of Mathematics, both at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. The rbMIT software package is an outstanding example of CSE software and is being used for both research and CSE education. The CSE Prize is accompanied by US$ 10,000. Read the press release. Read the whole article
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    16.06.09 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems The LIS releases the gene-networks inference challenges of the 4th DREAM conference, to be held in December 2009 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Read the whole article
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    15.06.09 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Underground cities aren't just the stuff of science fiction and far-off planets. architects and engineers are digging down in our crowded and warming world to construct new kinds of attractive spaces for living and working. Read the whole article
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    15.06.09 — Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements The work on the resolved sideband cooling and measurement of a mechanical close to the Heisenberg uncertainty limit has been highlighted in Nature Physics, for its accomplishment in very low occupancy combining optical laser cooling and cryogenic cooling. Read the whole article
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    14.06.09 — Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements The Maiman Outstanding Student Award of the Optical Society of America has been awarded to Georg Anetsberger for the work on ultra-low dissipation micromechanical resonators, selected at the 2009 edition of the CLEO/IQEC conference out of 920 student applications. Read the whole article
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    12.06.09 — Mediacom Just a few days after receiving the 2009 national prize for the most bike-friendly company, EPFL has been awarded a major token of recognition for its efforts in the environmental field: on 11 June it was presented with The First International Sustainable Campus Award on the occasion of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Conference held at the EPFL until 12 June. Read the whole article
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    05.06.09 — Mediacom The paper "Short Chosen-Prefix Collisions for MD5 and the Creation of a Rogue CA Certificate" by Marc Stevens, Alexander Sotirov, Jacob Appelbaum, Arjen Lenstra, David Molnar, Dag Arne Osvik, and Benne de Weger, received the best paper award at CRYPTO 2009.  Experts have found a weakness in the Internet digital certificate infrastructure that allows attackers to forge certificates that are fully trusted by all commonly used web browsers. As a result of this weakness it is possible to impersonate secure websites and email servers and to perform virtually undetectable phishing attacks, implying that visiting secure websites is not as safe as it should be and is believed to be.  The team of researchers has now discovered that it is possible to create a rogue certification authority (CA) that is trusted by all major web browsers by using an advanced implementation of the collision construction and a cluster of more than 200 commercially available game consoles.  “The major browsers and Internet players – such as Mozilla and Microsoft – have been contacted to inform them of our discovery and some have already taken action to better protect their users,” reassures Arjen Lenstra, head of EPFL’s Laboratory for Cryptologic Algorithms.  According to the researchers, their discovery shows that MD5, a standard cryptographic algorithm, can no longer be considered a secure cryptographic algorithm for use in digital signatures and certificates. Currently MD5 is still used by certain certificate authorities to issue digital certificates for a large number of secure websites.  The expert team of researchers consists of: Alexander Sotirov (independent security researcher), Marc Stevens (Cryptology Group, CWI), Jacob Appelbaum (Noisebridge, The Tor Project), Arjen Lenstra (EPFL), David Molnar (UC Berkeley), Dag Arne Osvik (EPFL) and Benne de Weger Read the whole article
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    02.06.09 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems The LIS launches its YouTube channel. Check out our videos. Read the whole article