EPFL to host UltimateGaN European Consortium's first meeting 17th October, 2019
From 23-25 October, EPFL will host the first meeting of the European Consortium UltimateGaN, launched in May. This research project gathers 26 partners -including EPFL- from nine countries. Its volume of 48 million euros makes it one of the largest European research projects.The objective is to conduct research on the next generation of energy-saving chips based on the new semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN).
EPFL is developing next-generation soft hearing implants 16th October, 2019
Working with clinicians from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School, a team of EPFL researchers has developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new device could replace existing auditory brainstem implants, which have a number of shortcomings.
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home 14th October, 2019
Two students from EPFL's School of Engineering have developed a smart speaker with voice-activation technology that connects patients directly to their loved ones as well as caregivers and emergency services. The system, designed to save time and provide greater peace of mind, has already been tested by several home-care providers.
“I teach a subject that's notoriously hard to learn” 14th October, 2019
Controlling superconducting regions within an exotic metal 11th October, 2019
Awarded for his real-world teaching strategy 4th October, 2019
Artificial skin could help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality 27th September, 2019
“I love being paid to think” 26th September, 2019
Nominations of Professors at the School of Engineering 26th September, 2019
Professor Reis Elected VP of the Society of Engineering Science 22nd September, 2019
Professor Gallaire Elected Fellow of American Physical Society 22nd September, 2019
EPFL develops solution for detecting deepfakes 20th September, 2019
Deepfakes – or fake videos produced to look real through the use of artificial intelligence – pose a growing challenge. That’s why an EPFL research group has been teaming up with the Swiss startup Quantum Integrity to develop a deepfake detection solution over the past two years. The team has been awarded an Innosuisse grant starting on 1 October, with deployment as early as next year.
Touradj Ebrahimi receives the first Multimedia Star Innovator Award 19th September, 2019
Touradj Ebrahimi, head of the Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG) at the School of Engineering, is recipient of the first ever Multimedia Star Innovator Award organized by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
A high-precision instrument for ophthalmologists 12th September, 2019
A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control 11th September, 2019
EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest 10th September, 2019
Making and controlling crystals of light 9th September, 2019
Two spin-offs top the list of Switzerland's most promising startups 5th September, 2019
EPFL spin-offs Flyability and Lunaphore came in first and second place, respectively, in this year’s TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards. The ranking is established every year by a panel of 100 startup experts from Switzerland. Two other EPFL spin-offs – Bestmile and Gamaya – also made it into the top ten.
Studying heart cells with nanovolcanoes 4th September, 2019
Researchers at EPFL and the University of Bern have developed a groundbreaking method for studying the electrical signals of cardiac muscle cells. The technology has numerous potential applications in basic and applied research – such as improving the search for mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias.
New alarm-clock app gets your day off to a fun start 2nd September, 2019
Universal algorithm set to boost microscopes 28th August, 2019
Great success for the AMAM conference 28th August, 2019
Using 3D printing to make prosthetics for Colombia war victims 26th August, 2019
Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds 23rd August, 2019
Researchers from EPFL and the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands have developed an extremely fast optical method for sculpting complex shapes in stem-cell-laden hydrogels and then vascularizing the resulting tissue. Their groundbreaking technique stands to change the field of tissue engineering.
Two prestigious awards for EPFL researchers at the IEEE EMC + SIPI 22nd August, 2019
During the IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal and Power Integrity, Nicolas Mora and Farhad Rachidi from the EMC Laboratory received the 2019 Motohisa Kanda Award for the most cited paper of the IEEE Transactions on EMC in the past five years. In parallel, a paper by two EPFL laboratories received the Best IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility Award.
Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind 20th August, 2019
NATURE: A stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots 15th August, 2019
Scientists at EPFL have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots, lightweight exoskeletons and smart clothing. Flexible, silent and weighing only one gram, it is poised to replace the rigid, noisy and bulky pumps currently used. The scientists’ work has just been published in Nature.
Smart greenhouses let you grow vegetables in your own apartment 5th August, 2019
EPFL's scientists recently inaugurated a new research center in Senegal to test solar panels and their underlying components. Founded in conjunction with École Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar, the center will help solar-panel operators assess the quality of parts they source locally. It will also provide specialized training and host PhD students performing thesis work.
Francesco Stellacci Elected in the Academia Europeae 25th July, 2019
Hatice Altug awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant 25th July, 2019
EPFLoop races to third place in Los Angeles 24th July, 2019
Using similar propulsion technology, the Hyperloop pods developed by EPFL and ETH Zurich turned in a solid performance in Los Angeles: EPFLoop topped out at 238 km/h in the airless tube set up by SpaceX, while Swissloop peaked at 259km/h. The Technical University of Munich hit a top speed of 463km/h, demolishing the record – and its capsule – in the process.
EPFL scientists model the flight of dandelion seeds 17th July, 2019
New dual-propeller drone can fly twice as long 16th July, 2019
EPFL startup Flybotix has developed a novel drone with just two propellers and an advanced stabilization system that allow it to fly for twice as long as conventional models. That fact, together with its small size, makes it perfect for inspecting hard-to-reach parts of industrial facilities such as ducts.
Prof. Stellacci elected in the Academia Europeae 15th July, 2019
NATURE: Robot-ants that can jump, communicate and work together 11th July, 2019
A team of EPFL researchers has developed tiny 10-gram robots that are inspired by ants: they can communicate with each other, assign roles among themselves and complete complex tasks together. These reconfigurable robots are simple in structure, yet they can jump and crawl to explore uneven surfaces. The researchers have just published their work in Nature.
Important Results For Brain Machine Interfaces 8th July, 2019
New approach to energy strategy accounts for uncertainty 4th July, 2019
EPFL scientists have developed a model that can help policymakers factor in uncertainty when they map out their energy strategies. Today such strategies are based largely on forecasts of fuelprices, technology costs and energy demand. However, these forecasts are often incorrect and can lead to flawed decisions.
EPFL researchers have discovered a way of making semiconducting, photoluminescent nanotubes form spontaneously in liquid solutions. The tubes, which consist of several walls that are perfectly uniform and just a few atoms thick, display optical properties that make them perfect for use as fluorophores or photocatalysts.