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robots

DeepFly3D: The Deep-Learning Way to Design Fly-Like Robots

“Just think about what a fly can do,” says Professor Pavan Ramdya, whose lab at EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute, with the lab of Professor Pascal...
superconductors

Controlling Superconducting Regions Within an Exotic Metal

Superconductivity has fascinated scientists for many years since it offers the potential to revolutionize current technologies. Materials only become superconductors – meaning...
Artificial skin

Artificial Skin Could Help Rehabilitation and Enhance Virtual Reality

EPFL scientists have developed a soft artificial skin that provides haptic feedback and – thanks to a sophisticated self-sensing mechanism – has...
stem cells

How Transcription Factor Fluctuations Affect the Fate of Stem Cells

EPFL scientists have discovered how temporal fluctuations in the levels of two transcription factors can push embryonic stem cells into becoming different...
gallium nitride-based chip

A Chip to Measure Vacuums

Vacuums are a vital part of the processes – such as freeze-drying – used to make and preserve countless everyday items and...
biocompatible hydrogel

Bioprinting Complex Living Tissue in Just a Few Seconds

Researchers from EPFL and the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands have developed an extremely fast optical method for sculpting complex...
artificial handvideo

A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands – in particular for amputees – that combines individual finger...
Optical microresonators

Making and Controlling Crystals of Light

EPFL scientists have shown how light inside optical on-chip microresonators can be crystallized in a form of periodic pulse trains that can...
nanovolcanoes

Studying Heart Cells with Nanovolcanoes

Cells are the smallest living units in the human body. Excitable cells such as neurons and cardiac muscle cells – cardiomyocytes –...
gonio-photometervideo

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...