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    13.01.11 — Transportation Center To meet with the high demand and contain overcrowding on British railways, British Transport Secretary Philipp Hammond announced an £8bn investment in railways infrastructure and rolling stock. The funds will pay for more carriages on high traffic lines as well as the electrification of lines. The much-needed service improvement comes along with a high fare increase. Read the whole article
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    13.01.11 — Transportation Center The New Nissan LEAF, a fully electrical vehicle, is available for pre-ordering since last December and will be shipped in the second half of 2011. Read the whole article
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    13.01.11 — Transportation Center The aim of this collaborative research project between Renault Suisse S.A. and the Transportation Center of EPFL is to analyze the future demand in Switzerland for electric vehicles from Renault brand. This project is conducted in the framework of Renault’s Zero Emission campaign, which plans to launch electric vehicles on the market in 2011. Read the whole article
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    13.01.11 — Transportation Center Within the framework of TraCE’s integration within the Middle East Campus, the Clip-Air project has been selected for a in-depth analysis through the grant of a PhD. thesis to Bilge Atasoy, dealing with integrated schedule planning for a new generation of aircrafts. Directed by Prof. Michel Bierlaire from TRANSP-OR, with the supervision of Matteo Salani, this thesis aims at evaluating the range of new possibilities offered by Clip-Air's revolutionary concept based on modularity. Read the whole article
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    13.01.11 — Swiss Space Center A team composed of EPFL student has been selected to fly a prototype earth sensor on a sounding rocket launched from northern Sweden in February 2012. Read the whole article
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    13.01.11 — Mediacom Entirely developed by the students of Professor George Candea, a new application for smartphones is going to make life easier on campus. This is an ideal tool for finding your way around the labyrinth of corridors and course options, keeping up with events, or finding someone on the site. Read the whole article
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    12.01.11 — SB | Basic Sciences Professor Majed Chergui has just received an award from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences for his work on ultra-rapid chemical reactions. Read the whole article
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    12.01.11 — Particle Accelerator Physics Laboratory Future multi-TeV linear collider CLIC study demonstrates for the first time the two beam acceleration Read the whole article
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    12.01.11 — Research Office Projects Space in the age of digital navigation. Read the whole article
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    12.01.11 — Mediacom Disinfection using chlorine has played an important role in the supply of drinking water, but its use also involves some risk. In the latest issue of the magazine Science, Professor Urs von Gunten of EPFL and EAWAG and David L. Sedlak of the University of California put the dangers and consequences of using chlorine into perspective. Read the whole article