Science & Technology

A leading researcher on globalization, global cities and new technologies Saskia Sassen discusses the current hype around smart cities. She reminds us that “It is the need to design a system that puts all that technology truly...
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Carlo Ratti, director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT, shows various projects he and his lab conducted around the theme of sensed data (mobile phone, flickr pictures) and how they allow to reveal new information layer on top...
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IP protocol inventor Vinton Cerf, who is now Vice President and Internet Evangelist at Google gave the concluding talk at Lift 09. After a quick recap of the history of the Internet, he basically gives an enthusiastic tour of...
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Suren Erkman is an entrepreneur and a professor at the University of Lausanne, and a specialist of industrial ecology. We are living in a hyperindustrial society where the usage of energy and materials keeps increasing. He uses...
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The Sun is our closest and most important star, and is important to study because of its major impact on our planet, and therefore on our lives. This talk looks at the latest global research into solar activity and the stunning...
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The Large Hadron Collider, one of science's most ambitious project ever, is producing headlines a few kilometers from Geneva. Tara Shears gives us an update on the recent findings (including the creation and capture of...
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Jennifer talks about the design process for space habitats, how designers and engineers approach the creation of space habitats for the extreme conditions offered by life in micro-gravity environments.
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Sabine is a researcher from the EPFL specializing in robotics. Her presentation explains how robots are changing the way we live and work, with more autonomous and intelligent machines coming to us in the near future. Sabine...
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Astronaut Claude Nicollier - with four trips to space under his belt - share his experiences at the international space station , working on the Hubble telescope , and his visions for the future of space exploration.
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Frederic Kaplan is the co-founder of Ozwe, a company that develops interactive systems ranging from gesture-controlled displays to multi-touch screens. Then a researcher at the EPFL, Frederic takes us "Beyond robotics" at...
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