August 2018
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EPFL School of Engineering launches an annual Ph.D. Summit

The first summit will be held November 7-9, 2018. Each year, the summit will focus on a particular theme and the one chosen for this year is "Data-Driven Engineering in the Life Sciences."
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NATURE: EPFL uses excitons to take electronics into the future

EPFL researchers have developed a transistor based on excitons – a type of particle most people have not heard of – that is able to function at room temperature. This breakthrough could lead to a new breed of faster, more energy efficient and smaller electronics. The study was published today in Nature.
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Smart Nanoparticles keep immunotherapy focused on cancer

MIT and EPFL researchers have developed a highly targeted and non-toxic method for battling cancer through immunotherapy. Their nanoparticle gel acts only on immune cells surrounding the tumor, without affecting the rest of the body.
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Forget joysticks, use your torso to pilot drones

Your torso is more intuitive – and more precise – than joysticks for piloting drones, both simulated and real, according to a recent study by EPFL scientists. Work is already underway to implement this new body-machine-interface technology for search and rescue with drones.
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An insect-inspired drone deforms upon impact

An origami-like drone developed at EPFL is flexible enough to absorb shocks without breaking before returning to its initial shape. This new type of drone, which was inspired by insect wings, draws on the advantages of both stiff and flexible structures.
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Prof. Li Tang gets an ERC Starting Grant

Prof. Li Tang, head of the Laboratory of Biomaterials for Immunoengineering at the School of Engineering of EPFL has obtained a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, for his project entitled "Mechanical Immunoengineering for Enhanced T-Cell Immunotherapy".
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EPFLoop takes third place

EPFL’s entry in Hyperloop Pod Competition in California raced to a third-place finish. This was an extraordinary result for EPFLoop, which squared off against 18 teams from around the world in its first-ever Hyperloop competition.

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