medicine
One Day Your Smartphone's Screen Could be Used to Test Blood

Patients who rely on the use of coagulants to limit the formation of blood clots in their veins also require frequent and regular trips to the hospital for tests to monitor their blood flow. It's a time-consuming side effect that researchers at EPFL hope they've solved with a portable test that relies on a smartphone's display's unique properties. Read More >>

cars
In-Car Facial Recognition Detects Angry Drivers to Prevent Road Rage

Passengers in a car can help calm an angry driver when another vehicle cuts them off. But when a driver is alone, that anger can easily turn into road rage which puts everyone at risk. So researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne—or EPFL for short—are working on an in-car facial recognition system that knows when the driver isn't happy. Read More >>

software
How Your Video Game Character Could Soon Share Your Rage Face

You spent hours tweaking your Xbox or Nintendo avatar to look exactly like you, but researchers at the EPFL are taking things one step further with a Kinect-based system that can translate your facial expressions and emotions to your online persona. So the next time you're cursing into your headset after a loss in Halo, your character won't look so serene. Read More >>

science
This Adorable Rat on a Treadmill Used To Be Paralysed

Besides being utterly adorable and begging for a tiny training montage, this rat is actually demonstrating an impressive medical treatment. Because just a few weeks prior, it was actually paralysed with a spinal cord injury. Read More >>

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