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New PET-like plastic made directly from waste biomass
EPFL scientists have developed a new, PET-like plastic that is easily made from the non-edible parts of plants. The plastic is tough, heat-resistant, and a good barrier to gases like oxygen, making it a promising candidate for food packaging. Due to its structure, the new plastic can also be chemically recycled and degrade back to harmless sugars in the environment.
Scientists apply genetic methods to linguistics
EPFL scientists have produced a series of maps showing historical migration events, including the migration of mountain farmers native to Upper Valais who began to settle in German-speaking Switzerland in the 13th century, by applying methods from population genetics – but using linguistic data rather than genes.
“At EPFL I learned the importance of teamwork”
Former EPFL PhD student Igor Zablotchi is recognized for his research that brings mathematics and technology together.
MARVEL team wins an award for ground-breaking work on 2D materials
A team led by Nicola Marzari has won the inaugural PRACE award for investigations into a fascinating class of novel materials that could underpin next-generation electronic and optoelectronic applications and quantum computing.
“I'd love to solve the biggest challenges in materials science”
Anirudh Raju Natarajan, recently appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor at EPFL’s School of Engineering, is passionate about materials. His interests are in using computational methods to design high-performance engineering alloys. In this interview, Prof. Natarajan shares insights into his unbridled curiosity.
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L'EPFL à la Nuit de la Science à Genève
Le week-end du 9 et 10 juillet, l'EPFL participe à la Nuit de la science à Genève, au Parc de la Perle du Lac. Et pourtant elle tourne ! C’est avec un clin d’œil à Galilée que la treizième édition de la Nuit…
With: Service de promotion des sciences, Laboratoires de l’EPFL
Place and room: Genève
Category: Public Science Events
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