April 2018
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EPFL team set to compete in the Hyperloop

A team of EPFL students is one of 20 selected to take part in the Hyperloop Pod Competition this summer. The goal is to design a transport pod that can achieve the highest speed possible inside a vacuum tube – and then successfully decelerate. 
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A smart car that can read brain signals

EPFL and Nissan researchers are able to read a driver’s brain signals and send them to a smart vehicle so that it can anticipate the driver’s moves and facilitate the driving process. Nissan recently unveiled this brain-to-vehicle (B2V) technology. 
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A treasure trove for nanotechnology experts

A team from EPFL and NCCR MARVEL has identified more than 1,000 materials with a particularly interesting 2D structure. Their research, which made the cover page of Nature Nanotechnology, paves the way for groundbreaking technological applications.
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A retinal implant that is more effective against blindness

EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas. The implant partially restores their visual field and can significantly improve their quality of life.
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A massive telescope for seeing the invisible

Some of the universe’s greatest mysteries could soon be resolved thanks to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a huge radio telescope that will be built in South Africa and Australia. Several EPFL labs are involved in this epic project.
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EPFL is the most international university in the world according to THE ranking

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Michael Unser receives a 2018 Technical Achievement Award

Prof. Michael Unser, head of the Biomedical Imaging Laboratory at EPFL's School of Engineering has received the 2018 Technical Achievement Award from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).
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Maartje Bastings receives a 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant

Prof. Maartje Bastings, head of the Programmable Biomaterials Laboratory (PBL) at EPFL's School of Engineering has received a 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).
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Tech-Transfer: A wireless patch for monitoring emergency-room patients

A small, wireless patch developed by EPFL spin-off Smartcardia can measure emergency-room patients’ vital signs with the same reliability as existing systems involving cumbersome cables. After extensive testing at several hospitals, the device recently obtained the European Union’s CE marking for medical devices and will be launched on the market in the coming days.
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Tech-Transfer: An EPFL startup raises 20 million francs

Abionic, an EPFL spin-off, has just brought in 20 million francs in its third funding round. The company’s rapid allergy test can now be used to detect sepsis as well. A clinical study will begin in April.

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