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    02.11.07 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Antoine Beyeler, Adam Klaptocz and Dario Floreano receive the IROS2006 best paper award for their paper on "A 10-gram Microflyer for Vision-based Indoor Navigation". Read the whole article
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    01.11.07 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Where are you going today ? Most likely to work or school, maybe to the grocery store or a meeting in another country ; you might go out, to dinner, a concert or a movie. We're a society in motion, and with humanity's carbon budget way out of balance, the simple question of how to get where you're going has become important like never before. Professor Michel Bierlaire is convinced that the science of mobility will generate new paradigms for transportation systems. For society to be sustainable, all the negative consequences of human activities, particularly the mobility of people and goods, will have to decrease substantially. Read the whole article
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    01.11.07 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Die Herren der Fliegen" published in SZ Wissen Read the whole article
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    01.11.07 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Les prochaines générations de robots seront aériennes" published in Swiss Engineering Read the whole article
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    01.11.07 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "La Révolution Solaire" published in L'Hebdo Read the whole article
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    27.10.07 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Jean-Christophe Zufferey tours the West Coast of the US with the "Unconventional Aerial Robotics Made in Switzerland" organized by Swissnex and Think Swiss. Read the whole article
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    10.10.07 — Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements The MPQ K-lab participated at the "Nanoday" of the DFG funded "Nanoscience Inititiative Munich" at the LMU University on Saturday October 13th. The well attended meeting spanned a diverse range of topics covering Nanoscience in the broadest sense and provided the public and researchers a way of interaction. Read the whole article
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    01.10.07 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Turn on the tap ; flush the toilet ; take a shower. Water is a fundamental part of everyday life, and most of us take it completely for granted. Professor Tamar Kohn, however, doesn't. This environmental chemist knows that water never travels alone. Antibiotics, unabsorbed prescription medications, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, detergents, psychotropic drugs, disinfectants, and plasticizers all hitch a ride in this life-giving liquid as it goes down the drain. Read the whole article
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    15.09.07 — Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements Pascal Del'Haye was rewarded as "Best of Topical Meeting" participant by the Optical Society of America at the Frontiers in Optics Meeting in San Jose, USA, for his talk at the Non-Linear Optics Conference in Kuna, USA, entitled "Optical Frequency Comb Generation from a Monolithic Microresonator via the Kerr Non-Linearity". Read the whole article
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    10.09.07 — Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements A central question which has arised recently in the field of optomechanical cooling is if back-action cooling can be used to cool a mechanical oscillator to the ground state. We have successfully addressed this question and formulated a quantum theory of radiation pressure self cooling - jointly with the W. Zwerger group - , showing that ground state cooling is only possible, provided the mechanical frequency is larger than the cavity linewidth - analogous to resolved sideband cooling of ions - Read the whole article