New microscope offers unprecedented view of biomolecules

EPFL scientists have developed a new low-cost microscope with nano-scale resolution and an unprecedented large field-of-view. Overcoming the limitations of similar systems, the new microscope can take gigapixel-sized images of multiple cells and bacteria with nanometer-scale resolution, offering a powerful tool to observe biological processes: Read more

How the liver dances to a day/night rhythm

Following the day-night cycle, the liver has its own metabolic rhythm. Using cutting-edge proteomics, scientists at EPFL and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences have now identified over 500 liver proteins that change in abundance over the course of the day in the cell nucleus, opening a new dimension of metabolism. Read more

A new class of materials could realize quantum computers

Scientists at EPFL and PSI have discovered a new class of materials that can prove ideal for the implementation of spintronics. Read more

Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step

Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method by EPFL chemists, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into the main focus. Read more

Filming coupled light and electrons as they travel undercover

In a breakthrough for future optical-electronic hybrid computers, scientists at EPFL have developed an ultrafast technique that can track light and electrons as they travel through a nanostructured surface. Read more