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    19.10.17 — Project EPFL Valais Wallis Cut carbon to save lives Read the whole article
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    19.10.17 — Project EPFL Valais Wallis Les navettes autonomes resteront dans la capitale au moins jusqu’en fin 2018. Read the whole article
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    19.10.17 — Mediacom Of all the electricity produced in Switzerland, 56% comes from hydropower. The life span of hydroelectric plants, which are massive and expensive to build and maintain, is measured in decades, yet the rivers and streams they depend on and the surrounding environment are ever-changing. These changes affect the machinery and thus the amount of electricity that can be revised. EPFL's Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines (LMH) is working on an issue that will be very important in the coming years: the impact of sediment erosion on turbines, which are the main component of this machinery. The laboratory’s work could help prolong these plants’ ability to produce electricity for Switzerland's more than eight million residents.  Read the whole article
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    18.10.17 — Urban Sociology Laboratory Urban planning policies are increasingly focusing on soft mobility. The Gazette des communes (France) mentions an EPFL study on this subject. Read the whole article
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    18.10.17 — SB | Basic Sciences Professor Anders Hagfeldt has been named Docteur honoris causa of the Université Paris-Didérot ("Paris 7"). Read the whole article
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    18.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The master project developed by Micael Lopes and Antoine Vauthey, carried out at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), was recently awarded the City of Ecublens Prize. The theme of this project was the integration of wood in the processes of vertical extension of buildings and of densification of the urban fabric. This approach falls perfectly in line with researches conducted by the lab regarding the contribution of architectural projects to the sustainable densification of urban areas. Read the whole article
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    18.10.17 — CDM | Management of Technology Prof. Damir Filipovic and visiting Prof. Alexander Lipton recently published an article in the economic newspaper « Finanz und Wirtschaft ».  Read the whole article
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    18.10.17 — Mediacom In an exceptional showcase for EPFL, the model underground gallery developed by Professor Dominique Perrault's architecture students is on display at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The project was conducted in partnership with students from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and received support from Archizoom. Read the whole article
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    18.10.17 — SB | Basic Sciences The Rusnano Group has awarded Professor Michael Grätzel their annual Prize. Read the whole article
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    17.10.17 — Institute of Physics The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has awarded Ambizione grants to two young researchers to perform their own projects within the Institute of Physics (IPHYS). Read the whole article