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    06.09.10 — CDM | Management of Technology Professor Luisa Lambertini, Chair of International Finance at the College of Management of Technology (CDM), has been awarded a CHF 1’200’000 Sinergia Grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation together with research colleagues Prof. Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne) and Prof. Cédric Tille (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva). Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom Piloting a wheelchair using only one’s mind—José de R. Millán’s laboratory in the EPFL Neuroprosthetic Center is accomplishing this seemingly impossible task. An artificial intelligence system called “shared control” is being developed to render the brain-machine interface more usable. Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom Researchers from the Robotics Systems Laboratory (LSRO) recently presented a novel miniature robot destined for the inner chambers of power generators. The patented design could save millions in repair costs and was awarded a prize in Japan.       Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom Biologists have taken cells from the thymus and transformed them into skin cells – a discovery that may have important ramifications for the field of organ regeneration.   Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom The celebrated German film maker and artist Wim Wenders turns the Rolex Learning Center into a futuristic installation at the Biennale of Venice.   Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom The EPFL’s Laboratory of Astrophysics has, for the first time ever, observed a quasar that is located between the earth and a more distant galaxy. Acting as a gravitational lens, it makes new kinds of observations possible.   Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom A swarm of flying robots soars into a blazing forest fire. With insect-like precision and agility, the machines land on tree trunks and bound over rough terrain before deploying crucial sensors and tools to track the inferno and its effects. This is a scenario that Mirko Kovac, from EPFL’s Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, thinks may not be so far off. Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom The FDA approves tumor detection procedure discovered by EPFL researchers   Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom The UNIL-EPFL Sport and Health Center is going to be enlarged, and will become an important center for sports analysis. Work is scheduled to begin on a new building in January 2011. Read the whole article
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    05.09.10 — Mediacom The Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter and EPFL President Patrick Aebischer participated Monday, the 30th of August, in an official ceremony in Brazil including the Brazilian Minister of Education, Dr. Fernando Haddad and several other important members of the Brazilian scientific community. The ceremony symbolically marked an important step in the ongoing collaboration between EPFL and the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience of Natal (ELS-IINN) in Brasil, where EPFL Professor Miguel Nicolelis heads one of the most state-of-the-art neuroscience research institutes in the southern hemisphere. Read the whole article