Environment Aug 23
Research by an EPFL PhD student has found a way to boost Madagascar's corn crop yields up to five times while decreasing deforestation at the same time. As part of her PhD research at EPFL's Ecological Systems Laboratory (ECOS), Justine Gay-des-Combes discovered a sustainable method for improving the slash-and-burn farming practices traditionally used in Madagascar, whereby a wooded area is burned to create a field for growing crops.
Life Sciences Aug 22
Life Sciences

ETH Zurich researchers have identified all the genes required by a bacterium to use methanol as a food source.

Chemistry Aug 21

For the first time, ETH researchers have succeeded in applying a millennia-old method for making fabrics to create a completely organic nanoweave.