A secure, decentralized search engine for journalists
An EPFL laboratory has developed Datashare Network, a decentralized search engine paired with a secure messaging system that allows investigative journalists to exchange information securely and anonymously. An scientific article on this subject will be presented during the Usenix Security Symposium which will be held online from August 12 to 14.
EPFL architecture students publish their designs in print
EPFL’s first-year architecture students usually have the chance to build full-scale versions of their designs. But this year’s cohort will instead publish a book featuring blueprints for structures along the banks of the Rhône and Arve rivers in Geneva
“Our proteins were used to develop a new COVID-19 serology test”
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists at EPFL’s Protein Production and Structure Core Facility (PTPSP) have been producing and purifying SARS-CoV-2 proteins for use in Swiss research. Head of unit Dr. Florence Pojer explains how her team has been operating in these unprecedented times.
Sharing lockdown stories through podcasts
EPFL’s School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) was an unusually quiet place over the past few months of lockdown. Yet the work never stopped.
“We've got a really efficient system in place”
When the lockdown ended, the restart had to be planned – and that has been no easy task. But it’s all systems go at the Laboratory of Cell and Membrane Biology: experiments are now being restarted, the team has been organized into shifts, and all the necessary authorization requests and equipment orders have been put in to keep things going.
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