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© 2019 Jamani Caillet - A drop of water impacting a dry surface

Virtual time-lapse photos can capture ultrafast phenomena

Many mysteries of nature are locked up in the world of the very small and the very fast. Such phenomena of interest in nature...
EPFL researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear

EPFL researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear

Surface wear depicts the process of material loss when two surfaces come into contact with one another. It has significant economic, social and health...
Illustration of a DNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotube (credit: Benjamin Lambert, EPFL)

Directed evolution method can engineer synthetic nanoparticles

Mimicking natural evolution, directed evolution guides the synthesis of proteins with improved or new functions. The technique is powerful enough that it can engineer...
Fruit flies with mutated antimicrobial peptides (red eyes) let bacteria (green) grow out of control, while normal flies suppress the infection. Credit: Mark Austin Hanson, EPFL

CRISPR reveals the secret life of antimicrobial peptides

Antimicrobial peptides and proteins (AMPs) are a diverse class of naturally occurring molecules that are produced as a first line of defense by all...
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A transformer to drive the transition from AC to DC

Alternating current or AC electricity, which is how most of our power grid works, is radically different and much more complicated. The principle behind...
The prototype device used with SION-105 to detect fluoride anions in drinking water (credit: Marie-Thé and Etienne Roux).

New device invented to simplify the measurement of fluoride contamination in water

Fluoride is added to water in small concentrations by many public water suppliers to protect the teeth from decay and to build bone strength....
New method to determine how safe buildings are after an earthquake

New method to determine how safe buildings are after an earthquake

Civil engineers usually face difficulties while deciding when it’s safe for a building’s residents to move back in after an earthquake. They have to...
More energy-efficient cruise ships

More energy-efficient cruise ships

Putting in half a month cruising the oceans on an extravagance liner is a thought that interests to a developing number of individuals, especially...

Excitons pave the way to higher-performance electronics

Excitons could revolutionize the manner in which engineers approach electronics. Earlier, EPFL scientists have successfully controlled exciton flows at room temperature. Now, they have...

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