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    28.08.11 — Mediacom EPFL’s Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory is working with Crealp (Center for Research on Alpine Environments) in Sion to model sediment deposits carried by the Naviscence River. They are simulating possible scenarios for the future of the Zinal ski area, which could be threatened by the river. These research results could be applied elsewhere in the Valais canton. Read the whole article
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    Research

    26.08.11 — Geographic Information Systems Laboratory Dr Devis Tuia has just been awarded a 3 year SNF Ambizione project. Hosted by LASIG (IIE), Devis will investigate the underlying structure of remote sensing images with the general goal to improve adaptation in classification models with artificial intelligence techniques. Read the whole article
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    26.08.11 — Research Papers Room-temperature combinatorial screening of cyclometallated iridium(III) complexes for a step towards molecular control of colour purity. Read the whole article
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    26.08.11 — Nanophotonics and Metrology We investigate theoretically the strong coupling between surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) and absorption bands of hemoglobin. When the surface plasmon resonance spectrally overlaps the absorption bands of hemoglobin, the system is strongly coupled and its dispersion diagram exhibits an anti-crossing. Working in the conditions of strong coupling enhances the sensitivity of a SPR sensor up to a factor of 10. A model for the permittivity of hemoglobin, both in oxygenated and deoxygenated states, is presented and the study is carried out for both angle and wavelength modulated SPR sensors. Finally, a differential measurement is shown to increase the sensitivity further. Read the whole article
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    25.08.11 — Mediacom One of the biggest financing rounds for furthering the work of a doctoral student has just been completed at EPFL. The microscopic electrodes developed by André Mercanzini – which are currently in clinical trials – could revolutionize Deep Brain Stimulation. Read the whole article
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    Innovation

    25.08.11 — Innovation A spin-off from Philippe Renaud's laboratory and backed with an Innogrant in 2008, Aleva Neurotherapeutics just closed its A round with CHF 10M. Co-founded by Andre Mercanzini, Read the whole article
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    25.08.11 — SV | Life Sciences The European Consortium MemStick - Fp7 EU programme with 5 partners from Switzerland, United-Kingdom, Denmark and Spain, coordinated by Prof. Carmen Sandi, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL School of Life Sciences - has identified a new peptide mimetic that improves memory and neural function. Read the whole article
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    24.08.11 — CDM | Management of Technology Prof. Philippe Wieser participated to the publication of a new article "A collaborative demand forecasting process with event-based fuzzy judgements" in "Computers & Industrial Engineering" Read the whole article
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    24.08.11 — Research Papers 100 mm dynamic stencils pattern sub-micrometre structures. Read the whole article
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    24.08.11 — Mediacom The Russian submersibles involved in EPFL’s elemo project have discovered a new wreck on the bottom of the lake. Underwater archaeology is benefiting from scanners developed for scientific research. Read the whole article