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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...
New foldable drone flies through narrow holes in rescue missions

New foldable drone flies through narrow holes in rescue missions

Post-earthquake or post-fire inspection of the building is exactly the most dangerous kind of jobs. Despite ongoing technological advances and widespread awareness of best safety...
Falcon 9 launches Spaceflight SSO-A & Falcon 9 first stage landing

Astrocast successfully launches its first satellite

Monday, December 3rd was a big day for Astrocast. Evening at 7:34 pm Swiss time,  Astrocast – a young start-up spun out of EPFL –...
A biocompatible hydrogel that adheres firmly to cartilage and meniscus

A biocompatible hydrogel that adheres firmly to cartilage and meniscus

A few kinds of body tissue, similar to cartilage and meniscus, have little or no blood supply and can't recuperate whenever harmed. One promising...
DNA fragments reveal the diversity of species in the rivers

DNA fragments reveal the diversity of species in the rivers

Scientists at the Eawag, the ETH and the EPFL have developed a computer model that simulates where and how often the species are present in bodies...

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