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    13.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The 9th edition of the Ecoparc Forum has brought together about a hundred participants on September 8 in the Auditorium of Microcity, the EPFL antenna in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Entitled "Solar potential of urban areas : towards new paradigms ?", this forum was organized in partnership with the ACTIVE INTERFACES research project, within the framework of the national research program PNR 70 "Energy Turnaround" of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Speakers included Prof. Emmanuel Rey, head of the LAST at EPFL and president of the organization committee, Prof. Christophe Baillif, head of the PV-Lab at the EPFL, Dr. Laure-Emmanuelle Perret-Aebi, sector leader at the PV Center of the CSEM, Dr. Hans Curtius from the Institute for Economy and the Environment of the University of St-Gall, Karl Viriden, founder of the architectural firm Viriden & Partner in Zurich, and Raphaëlle-Laure Perraudin, director of the office Jourda Architectes Paris. Read the whole article
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    13.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Organized by SwissEngineering, in partnership with the Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, the Cercle Littéraire de Lausanne and PONT12, the lecture series entitled "The future of the past" has closed on September 7 with a lecture of Prof. Emmanuel Rey from the Laboratory of architecture and sustainable technologies (LAST). Entitled "From urban disused areas to sustainable neighborhoods", his lecture highlighted the strategic dimension of regenerating these areas in the perspective of finding alternatives to urban sprawl and functional segregation. Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Daniel Kuhn delivered a plenary talk at the 18th French-German-Italian Conference on Optimization (FGI 2017) held in Paderborn, Germany, September 25-28, 2017. Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — Safety, health & prevention Seasonal flu vaccination free of charge at the Point Santé on November - only for EPFL staff (including assistant doctorant). Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — Swiss Finance Institute The paper, “Why does fast loan growth predict poor performance for banks?”, is coauthored with Robert Prilmeier of Tulane University and Rene Stulz of Ohio State University, and has been accepted for publication in the Review of Financial Studies, one of the top three journal of this field. Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — Mediacom Scientists at EPFL’s Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC) and the University of Freiburg’s Botanical Garden have studied how the flax plant heals itself after it has been wounded. As part of a cross-disciplinary EU research project, they measured changes in the plant’s mechanical properties, like stiffness and damping, and examined the plant’s self-repair mechanisms. Because natural fibers are being increasingly used to make composite materials, understanding how such mechanisms work can help scientists develop self-healing materials with better performance, drawing on methods inspired by nature. The research was recently published in PLOS ONE. Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — STI | School of Engineering Scientists at EPFL’s Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC) and the University of Freiburg’s Botanical Garden have studied how the flax plant heals itself after it has been wounded. As part of a cross-disciplinary EU research project, they measured changes in the plant’s mechanical properties, like stiffness and damping, and examined the plant’s self-repair mechanisms. Because natural fibers are being increasingly used to make composite materials, understanding how such mechanisms work can help scientists develop self-healing materials with better performance, drawing on methods inspired by nature. The research was recently published in PLOS ONE. Read the whole article
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    11.10.17 — Chair of Timber Construction Rediscover the exhibition dedicated to the new timber pavilion of the Vidy theater and the laboratory IBOIS in the main hall of the GC building. Read the whole article
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    11.10.17 — Sustainable campus From the 10th of December, the m1 metro's trains will travel 30% more kilometres every year, and the capacity from MBC's buses will grow up to 35%. Read the whole article
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    11.10.17 — Center for Neuroprosthetics The evolution of Bioengineering: researchers publish a new study in the journal Neurology on the work of Italian physician who invented the practice to connect the prosthesis control to muscles as “a force of movement”. Read the whole article