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EPFL spin-off's tiny robots turn heads in Las Vegas

— Yesterday evening, tiny robots developed by EPFL spin-off Foldaway Haptics were the center of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 33 “bionic flaps,” installed on a concept car from German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, moves bodywork parts in response to the driver’s decisions and interacts with the public.

Capturing CO2 from trucks and reducing their emissions by 90%

— Researchers at EPFL have patented a new concept that could cut trucks’ CO2 emissions by almost 90%. It involves capturing CO2 within the exhaust system, converting it into a liquid and storing it on the vehicle. The liquid CO2 would then be delivered to a service station and where it will be turned back into fuel using renewable energy.

A three-year journey to break the world speed sailing record

— A team of EPFL alumni and students, working under the name SP80, are developing an innovative sailboat that could reach speeds of 150km/h.

Eliminating cracks in 3D-printed metal components

— Researchers at EPFL have developed a new laser 3D-printing technique to manufacture metal components with unprecedented resistance to high temperature, damage and corrosion. The method has applications in fields ranging from aerospace to power-generating turbines.

EPFL hosts a new SBB innovation unit

— Swiss Federal Railways opened a new innovation unit today at EPFL’s Innovation Park, further deepening its ties with the School.

Geneva's commuters embrace multimodal transport

— Researchers at EPFL have carried out an in-depth survey of commuter practices in Greater Geneva – the area covering Geneva Canton, the Nyon region and neighboring parts of France.

Bike designed with artificial intelligence breaks world speed records

— An aerodynamic bike that was designed using software from Neural Concept, a spin-off from the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVLab) in the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences, has broken two world records for cycling speed.

The right carbon tax to reduce the impact of transport in Switzerland

— Using macroeconomic modeling, EPFL researchers have identified the most effective carbon tax for Switzerland to meet the Paris Agreement targets: a uniform levy on gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil, rising steadily to 1.70 francs per liter by 2050. 

2019 survey shows green transportation is on the rise at EPFL

— As classes get under way, our latest mobility survey revealed that over 80% of respondents use public transportation or other clean ways of getting to campus.

EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest

— This weekend in Yverdon, the HydroContest EPFL Team took first place in the nautical competition with its lightweight boat, second place in endurance, and third place in speed with its heavyweight boat.

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