23.09.16The little Swiss satellite was launched on 23 September 2009 and continues to send back regular reports. That ranks it among the oldest nanosatellites that are still active. Enthusiasts will be able to follow the satellite using a soon-to-be released mobile app.
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21.09.16Eighteen light sources arranged in a half-sphere can mimic the equivalent of several thousand times the sun’s radiation received on earth, with unparalleled power and precision. This system, developed by an EPFL laboratory, can be used to test various materials in extreme conditions. An article on this topic was published today in Optics Express.
15.09.16The surprise result of EPFL’s 2016 Mobility Survey is that, for the first time, the campus has more bikes than cars in its parking lots. This is the result of more than 10 years of efforts to promote eco-friendly transport, as well as an increase in parking fees.