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For the Solar Decathlon, the students must design a full-scale, fully operational housing unit that uses sunlight as its sole energy source. The... Read
Newsflash
The president of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and a professor in communication systems at EPFL, Martin... Read
Energy
The UN Climate Conference ended with a promising deal to reduce our impact on the climate, ratified by all 190 participating countries. It remains to... Read
Research
When a high-voltage power line is damaged by wind, ice or a tree, electricity utilities must quickly find the fault location and repair it to meet... Read
Energy
The clocks strike noon. Tens of thousands of stoves are turned on. The Swiss are getting ready to eat. In just a few seconds, electricity consumption... Read
Solar Energy
Solar thermal collectors are used to produce hot water and contribute to home heating. During colder seasons all the energy they absorb is helpful.... Read
Education
The academic ranking set by the Times Higher Education magazine (THE) is, alongside Shanghai’s, one of the most followed in the world... Read
Energy
Imagine for a moment the idea of powering a neighborhood, a city or even an entire country with solar or wind energy alone. This scenario requires... Read
Energy
Capture and sequestration are techniques considered to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere. However, the solutions currently... Read
Research
We’ve become familiar with wind-turbines pockmarking the landscape. Recently, an alternative design, the vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT),... Read