École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL
23.09.16The little Swiss satellite was launched on 23 September 2009 and continues to send back regular reports. That ranks it among the oldest nanosatellites that are still active. Enthusiasts will be able to follow the satellite using a soon-to-be released mobile app.
21.09.16Eighteen light sources arranged in a half-sphere can mimic the equivalent of several thousand times the sun’s radiation received on earth, with unparalleled power and precision. This system, developed by an EPFL laboratory, can be used to test various materials in extreme conditions. An article on this topic was published today in Optics Express.