Posts in other media about the School of Engineering

Combating fatigue with a smartwatch application1st April, 2019

Phys.org – Scientists from EPFL, UNIL and local startup be.care 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.

Turning buildings into energy producers11th March, 2019

Phys.org – EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030. The project was launched in response to EU regulations that require new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by 2020.

A self-healing composite6th March, 2019

Phys.Org – Researchers from EPFL’s Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites have developed a material that can easily heal after being damaged. This cutting-edge composite could be used in aircraft, wind turbines, cars and sports equipment.