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Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length

EPFL researchers have developed conductive tracks that can be bent and stretched up to four times their original length. They could be used in...
drinking water

Drinking water: how to deliver it chlorine-free?

Chlorinated tap water is the norm around the world, but the experiences of several European countries is that it doesn’t have to be. The...
infection-fighting

Infection-fighting bandages for serious burns

A new generation of biological infection-fighting bandages could reduce the death rate among victims of serious burns. This technology, which EPFL helped develop, is...
sensitive diagnostics

A portable device for rapid and highly sensitive diagnostics

When remote regions with limited health facilities experience an epidemic, they need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital. As demand for such...
star wars

Math reveals unseen worlds of Star Wars

Using a new computer program, EPFL researchers offer unusual insight into the universe of Star Wars, which includes more than 20,000 characters spread among...
neurons

A better model for Parkinson’s

Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson’s disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for...
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Robotic Fingers with a Gentle TouchRobotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch

Soft electronics are changing the way robots can touch. EPFL Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper -- made out of rubber and...
laser

A tiny ring that produces light pulses

Researchers led by EPFL have made a tiny, ring-shaped device that can generate a pulsed laser signal. Their work could be used in telecommunications...
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Producing electrical power with cardboard, tape, and a pencil

A small device made from everyday materials can generate enough energy to power several diodes. This clever discovery by an EPFL postdoctoral student was...
electric

Charging an electric car as fast as filling a tank of...

Electric cars will be competitive when they can be charged in the time it takes to fill the gas tank. EPFL researchers have found...
solar

Cheaper solar cells with 20.2% efficiency

EPFL scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2%.Some of the most...
micropollutants

A super-fine solution to sponge up micropollutants

A super-fine form of powdered activated carbon captures micropollutants more rapidly than the conventional kind and could be used in Swiss wastewater treatment plants,...
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EPFL Looking back at 2015

EPFL’s Campus Biotech in Geneva was inaugurated in May. Researchers and students were full of imagination and made remarkable advances in the fields of...