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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.

European students to race futuristic boat designs in Yverdon

— This year, three universities from French-speaking Switzerland – EPFL, HEIA-FR and HEIG-VD – will co-host the sixth annual HydroContest competition, challenging student teams to come up with fast, energy-efficient boat designs.

EPFLoop races to third place in Los Angeles

— Using similar propulsion technology, the Hyperloop pods developed by EPFL and ETH Zurich turned in a solid performance in Los Angeles: EPFLoop topped out at 238 km/h in the airless tube set up by SpaceX, while Swissloop peaked at 259km/h. The Technical University of Munich hit a top speed of 463km/h, demolishing the record – and its capsule – in the process.

EPFLoop ready to roll in Los Angeles

— The finals of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition will take place this Sunday. The crowning race will play out in an airless tube, and EPFL’s student team is among the top three contenders.

An autonomous car algorithm runs robots

— Two dozen EPFL Master’s students recently took part in a unique race where the competitors were tandems of students and robots. This challenge put the students’ programming skills to the test, in pursuit of enhanced methods of human-machine interaction.

Engineering heat out of metro tunnels

— Researchers at EPFL have precisely quantified convection heat transfer in rail tunnels. Using the new model, they estimated how much energy Lausanne could save by fitting the future M3 metro line with a geothermal heat-recovery system, in what would be a world first.

Carbon-neutral fuels move a step closer

— Chemists at EPFL have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials.

EPFLoop team unveils bold and ultralight capsule

— The team of EPFL students – who qualified for this summer’s Hyperloop Pod Competition in Los Angeles – unveiled a prototype they hope will bring home a win.

Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight

— A smart device is capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen, yet it still maintains a high solar-to-fuel efficiency.

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