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diabetes

Hydrogel Developed At EPFL Offers Real Promise In Treating Diabetes

Researchers at EPFL have developed a hydrogel that offers unrivaled protection against transplanted cell rejection. The School’s Technology Transfer Office has licensed...
Drones

New Dual-propeller Drone Can Fly Twice As Long

EPFL startup Flybotix has developed a novel drone with just two propellers and an advanced stabilization system that allow it to fly...
tiny 10-gram robots

Robot-Ants That Can Jump, Communicate And Work Together

A team of EPFL researchers has developed tiny 10-gram robots that are inspired by ants: they can communicate with each other, assign...
nanotheranostics

On the Way to Nanotheranostics

Theranostics is an emerging field of medicine whose name is a combination of “therapeutics” and “diagnostics”. The idea behind theranostics is to...
semiconducting nanotubes

Researchers Discover Semiconducting Nanotubes That Form Spontaneously

EPFL researchers have discovered a way of making semiconducting, photoluminescent nanotubes form spontaneously in liquid solutions. The tubes, which consist of several...
embryonic tissues on a chip

Growing Embryonic Tissues on a Chip

Researchers at EPFL have developed a method to stimulate human stem cells to organize themselves into ordered layers of different cell types....
nuclear phenomena

Google Funds EPFL Research on Nuclear Phenomena

EPFL’s Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge...
hydrogelvideo

A Hydrogel That Adheres Firmly to Cartilage and Meniscus

Some types of body tissue, like cartilage and meniscus, have little or no blood supply and are unable to heal if damaged. One promising...
running sensor

Science Is Keeping Pace with Marathoners

In recent years, the market for wearable sports sensors has taken off. They generate data on athletes’ progress and potential areas of improvement, as...
genetic material in rivers

DNA Fragments Reveal the Variety of Species in Rivers

Bits of genetic material in rivers make it possible to detect the organisms living in them – without having to collect these and examine...
Paralysisvideo

Breakthrough Neurotechnology for Treating Paralysis

Three paraplegics who sustained cervical spinal cord injuries many years ago are now able to walk with the aid of crutches or a walker...
civilian drones

Using Diamonds to Recharge Civilian Drones in Flight

Drones are being used for a growing number of purposes. Their designs are ever more efficient, and techniques for flying them are being further...
TWIICE exoskeletonvideo

TWIICE One Exoskeleton Is a Step Towards Independence

Silke Pan – a former acrobat who lost the use of her legs after a trapeze accident – arrives at the lab in a...

Calculating Switzerland’s Energy Carbon Footprint More Accurately

Despite recent advances in power grid technology, engineers still struggle to measure the carbon footprint of one kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy used in Switzerland....
machine-learning

AI and NMR Spectroscopy Determine Atoms Configuration in Record Time

Many drugs today are produced as powdered solids. But to fully understand how the active ingredients will behave once inside the body, scientists need...
small flying robotsvideo

Small Flying Robots to Anchor onto Surfaces and Pull Heavy Loads

A closed door is just one of many obstacles that poses no barrier to a new type of flying, micro, tugging robot called a...
Nerve-On-A-Chip

Nerve-On-A-Chip Platform Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective

Neuroprosthetics – implants containing multi-contact electrodes that can substitute certain nerve functionalities – have the potential to work wonders. They may be able to...
virtual environmentvideo

Modifying a Virtual Environment in Just a Few Clicks

Wearing a virtual reality headset and using manual controllers, you can use Imverse’s new software to select tools that let you bring depth, cut,...
microphotonic chips

Power-Efficient Generation of Ultrashort Pulses on a Chip

Ultrashort optical pulses are useful for a wide range of applications such as processing materials via strong light-matter interaction. In the frequency domain, a...
ventral nerve cord

New Technique Reveals Limb Control in Flies – and Maybe Robots

One of the major goals of biology, medicine, and robotics is to understand how limbs are controlled by circuits of neurons working together. And...