Jan. 11, 2019News
Distinguishing between left-handed and right-handed (“chiral”) molecules is crucial in chemistry and the life sciences, and is commonly done using a method called circular dichroism. However, during biochemical reactions the ...
Oct. 25, 2016News
This year's MicroTAS Video Competition has been won by Enrica Rollo from EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland, for her entertaining comparison between cleanrooms and kitchens. The annual competition – ...
Mar. 22, 2016News
Perovskite solar cells show great promise as renewable energy sources, are relatively cheap and simple to manufacture, and have reached power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of over 21%. However, there are still issues preventing their ...
Oct. 22, 2013News
EPFL scientists have provided the first evidence ever that it is possible to generate a magnetic field by using heat instead of electricity. The phenomenon is referred to as the Magnetic Seebeck effect or thermomagnetism.
Nov. 22, 2011News
An international team of scientists has created super-strong, high-endurance mice and worms by suppressing a natural muscle-growth inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetics-related muscle degeneration are within reach.
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