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Preventing heat islands is a priority for the future of our cities

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Summer series – Master’s project (7). Two EPFL Master’s students carried out meticulous research on heat islands, or densely packed urban areas with features that can aggravate high temperatures during heat waves, posing a serious threat to vulnerable residents.

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Vue aérienne du bâteau de SEA Plastics 2022 © EPFL / Jamani Caillet, 2022

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A four-month marine expedition to measure microplastic pollution

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Five young scientists, including one EPFL student, are sailing around the Mediterranean as part of the SEA Plastics expedition.

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EPFL and CSEM smash through the 30% efficiency barrier for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells.

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EPFL and Purdue University have developed a laser to help the next generation LiDAR for the automotive industry.

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