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Digitizing and Replicating the World of Materials

Is it possible to digitally replicate the way light shines off silk, the kaleidoscope of colors on butterfly wings, or the structure...
liver disease

When Liver Disease Affects the Brain

The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the human body. But what happens when it malfunctions? A physicist from...
OpticSELINE

Optic Nerve Stimulation to Aid the Blind

Scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely...
soft robots

A Miniature Stretchable Pump for the Next Generation of Soft Robots

Scientists at EPFL have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots, lightweight...
Smart greenhouses

Smart Greenhouses Let You Grow Vegetables in Your Own Apartment

Two EPFL Master’s students have co-developed a technology for growing a small garden right in your home or office. They launched a...
biodegradable microresonators

Tiny Biodegradable Circuits for Releasing Painkillers Inside the Body

EPFL researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in...
artificial intelligence

The Way a Single Neuron Processes Information Is Never the Same

How do neurons process information? Neurons are known to break down an incoming electrical signal into sub-units. Now, researchers at Blue Brain...

Simulating Quantum Systems with Neural Networks

A new computational method, based on neural networks, can simulate open quantum systems with unprecedented versatility. The method was independently developed by...
energy strategy

New Approach to Energy Strategy Accounts for Uncertainty

EPFL scientists have developed a model that can help policymakers factor in uncertainty when they map out their energy strategies. Today such strategies...
Automated microscope

Automated Microscope Gives a Look Inside Live Cell Populations

From now on scientists can look at how living cells function and react under various experimental conditions, in parallel and throughout a...
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...
anti-aging

Compound with Anti-Aging Effects Passes Human Trial

It is a fact of life that skeletal muscles begin to lose strength and mass once a person reaches the age of...
Carbon-neutral fuels

Carbon-Neutral Fuels Move a Step Closer

The carbon dioxide (CO2) produced when fossil fuels are burned is normally released into the atmosphere. Researchers working on synthetic fuels –...
Perovskite solar cells

Perovskite Solar Cells Tested for Real-World Performance – in the Lab

It was only ten years ago that metal-halide perovskites were discovered to be photovoltaic materials. Today, perovskite solar cells made are almost...