Posts in other media about the School of Engineering

Shining light on osmosis holds hope for renewable energy28th May, 2019

Swissinfo – Light could hold the key to harnessing osmosis as a viable energy source according to EPFL researchers. Recently tested under real-world conditions, the findings offer hope for renewable energy that does not rely on specific weather conditions in contrast to wind and solar.

The way people walk says a lot about how healthy they are11th April, 2019

Tech Explorist – Gait characteristics are sometimes regarded as the sixth vital sign in humans. They serve as a valuable indicator of a person’s health, particularly in older adults – so why not measure them?

Scientists invent laser source to detect pollution4th April, 2019

Researchers at the EPFL School of Engineering have developed a simple mid-infrared laser source that can be used to detect pollution in the air or molecules in someone’s breath.

How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation3rd April, 2019

Science Daily – Researchers have developed a model that uses data from sensors worn by meerkats to gain a more detailed picture of how animals behave in the wild.

Robots Help Bees Talk to Fish1st April, 2019

IEEE Spectrum – Using robots as intermediaries, a school of zebra fish communicate with a colony of bees.

Combating fatigue with a smartwatch application1st April, 2019 – Scientists from EPFL, UNIL and local startup have developed a system that uses heart rate variability to detect fatigue and identify what kind it is.

Engineering cellular function without living cells25th March, 2019

Science Daily – Scientists have come up with a systematic method for studying and even predicting gene expression – without using cells. Using their innovative, quantitative approach, they measured important parameters governing gene regulation. This allowed them to design and construct a synthetic biological logic gate, which could one day be used to introduce new

Fish and Bees “Talk” with Help from Robot Translators20th March, 2019

The Scientist –  Robots integrated into groups of zebrafish and of one-day-old honey bees allow the two species to influence each other’s behavior.

EPFL marks 50 years of scientific progress19th March, 2019

Swissinfo – Over the past five decades, EPFL (the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) has been the home of many scientific discoveries, some with global reverberations.

Virtual time-lapse photos can capture ultrafast phenomena13th March, 2019

Science Daily – Scientists have developed a new image-processing method that can capture extremely rapid phenomena using any type of camera. Their method, called Virtual Frame Technique, delivers better performance than any commercial high-speed camera and is affordable and accessible to anyone.