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A New Way to Turn Low Heat Into Electricity

A New Way to Turn Low Heat Into Electricity

OsmoBlue – turning heat into electricity Some studies have shown that anywhere between 20-50 percent of the energy consumed worldwide is dispersed as heat. A new technology developed by Swiss researchers and the Swiss start-up OsmoBlue can supposedly turn even ...

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New Diagnostic Chip Profile Cancer in Minutes vs. Hours

New Diagnostic Chip Profile Cancer in Minutes vs. Hours

The EPFL microfluidic chip Swiss researchers developed a new silicon chip that can help identify breast cancer patients with high risk of metastasis with exceptionally high level of precision compared to existing techniques. The added bonus – results took several ...

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Wireless Implant Predicts Heart Attack Hours Ahead

Wireless Implant Predicts Heart Attack Hours Ahead

The tiny prototype lab – to be implamented under the skin Swiss researchers developed a tiny portable personal blood testing laboratory that can be inserted under the skin and can provide immediate analysis of substances in the body and transmit ...

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Swiss Spaceship Will Clean Space Junk

Swiss Spaceship Will Clean Space Junk

CleanSpace One illustration (credit: EPFL) CleanSpace One mission (credit: EPFL) Researchers from the Swiss Space Center at EPFL recently announced plans to launch a miniature satellite into orbit in 2014 that will get close to and grab an existing small ...

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Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL, one of the two Ecoles Polytechniques Federales in Switzerland, have developed a grasshopper-inspired jumping robot. The team unveiled the new robot at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, which ...

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Wizkid – The Friendly Robot

Wizkid – The Friendly Robot

The Swiss Wizkid is a part computer, part robot ‘kid’ with a desire to learn. With a flexible neck, it sets its ‘eyes’ on you and turns to watch and interact with you wherever you go. Wizkid requires neither mouse ...

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