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Life Sciences - 03.05.2024
Mechanism of DNA unwinding by MCM8-9 in complex with HROB
Mechanism of DNA unwinding by MCM8-9 in complex with HROB
In a new study published in "Nature Communications" the Cejka laboratory and collaborators identified the molecular mechanisms by which the HROB protein enhances the DNA unwinding function of the MCM8-9 helicase, crucial for DNA repair and replication processes.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.05.2024
Where amphibians feel at home
Where amphibians feel at home
Number, size, surroundings and water level: for the first time, there are quantitative scientific recommendations when it comes to the development of new ecological infrastructures for amphibian conservation.

Campus - 02.05.2024
University of Bern posts a deficit of CHF 34.1 million
University of Bern posts a deficit of CHF 34.1 million

Materials Science - Chemistry - 02.05.2024
Perovskite-based tandem solar cells
Perovskite-based tandem solar cells
All-perovskite tandem solar cells could soon pick up where silicon solar cells reach their limits. These highly efficient, lightweight and flexible cells have already proven themselves in the laboratory - now, researchers are working on scaling them up and making them ready for the real world. Roof tiles are becoming a thing of the past: Today, more and more Swiss roofs boast large black and blue rectangles that convert sunlight into electricity.

Computer Science - Physics - 02.05.2024
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
EPFL engineers have developed new software called Pyxu that makes it easier and faster to reconstruct images taken at any scale. Their system employs reusable, and universally applicable, bricks of algorithms. Scientists use an array of imaging instruments to look inside living organisms, sometimes as they move, and to observe inert objects without altering their state.

Social Sciences - Environment - 01.05.2024
The housing shortage dilemma: more housing alone is not enough
The issue of housing shortages is not disappearing from the headlines. According to housing researcher Miriam Meuth, the displacement of certain sections of the population from their homes and neighborhoods is not discussed enough.

Economics - Campus - 30.04.2024
GSEM accredited by AACSB as top business school
GSEM accredited by AACSB as top business school

Materials Science - Environment - 29.04.2024
ETH spin-offs develop high performance batteries
ETH spin-offs develop high performance batteries
The electrification of many areas of life is leading to an increased demand for high-performance batteries.

Campus - Career - 26.04.2024
Honorary Doctorates for Four Women and Three Men

Microtechnics - Event - 25.04.2024
FHNW Rover Träff - Duel of the Mars robots
FHNW Rover Träff - Duel of the Mars robots

Pharmacology - Health - 25.04.2024
Positive Efficacy and Safety Data for a Novel Treatment for Small Babies
Positive Efficacy and Safety Data for a Novel Treatment for Small Babies

Innovation - Politics - 25.04.2024
Switzerland co-chairs OECD Science and Technology Policy Ministerial Meeting

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 25.04.2024
Accelerating the Fight against Malaria - World Malaria Day 2024
Accelerating the Fight against Malaria - World Malaria Day 2024
With over 600,000 deaths in 2022, malaria remains one of the biggest health threats particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 25.04.2024
A brief history of perovskites
A brief history of perovskites
The word "perovskite" describes a naturally occurring mineral, but also a whole range of highly specialized synthetic compounds that have promising applications in electronics and photovoltaics. But what do they actually have in common? Who discovered them? And how are researchers using them to create innovative technology? This is the focus of the new issue of Empa Quarterly.

Innovation - 24.04.2024
Innosuisse reaches targets set for 2023

Music - 24.04.2024
UZH Acquires Important Richard Wagner Manuscript
UZH Acquires Important Richard Wagner Manuscript
UZH has made a spectacular acquisition of an important manuscript by Richard Wagner. In "Eine Mitteilung an meine Freunde" (-A Message to My Friends-), the composer takes autobiographical and artistic stock and looks to the future.

Environment - Administration - 22.04.2024
Cost-cutting measures at WSL

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.04.2024
Leveraging data to shrink EPFL's food-related carbon footprint
Leveraging data to shrink EPFL's food-related carbon footprint
As part of the MegaBites project, researchers will carefully analyze data on food production and consumption on the EPFL campus, with the goal of cutting the School's food-related carbon emissions.

Innovation - Event - 22.04.2024
1st place for Swissloop Tunneling
1st place for Swissloop Tunneling
At the final of the Not-a-Boring Competition 2024 in Bastrop, Texas, the team from Swissloop Tunneling came out on top thanks to a successful drilling process with a self-developed micro-tunneling machine.

Campus - 22.04.2024
Four in ten graduates attended a college of higher education outside their canton of residence

Economics - Campus - 18.04.2024
Financial uncertainty threatens ETH Zurich's top position
Financial uncertainty threatens ETH Zurich’s top position

Environment - Politics - 17.04.2024
The energy transition will require popular supports
The energy transition will require popular supports
To achieve a decarbonized world, clean energy sources will have to be widely adopted - yet there's a range of obstacles in the way. A number of researchers are studying these obstacles and mapping out strategies for getting past them. Here's a look at some of their findings. The first one is financial.

Health - 16.04.2024
Microenvironmental Reorganization in Brain Tumors Following Radiotherapy
Microenvironmental Reorganization in Brain Tumors Following Radiotherapy
This research explores a new opensource method for high dimensional spatial proteomic imaging of complex tissue samples, revealing disparate spatial reorganization in glioblastoma and brain metastasis following radiotherapy.

Campus - Pedagogy - 16.04.2024
The key pillars of the new Rectorate at the University of Geneva
The key pillars of the new Rectorate at the University of Geneva

Innovation - 15.04.2024
Andrea Emilio Rizzoli in Brussels on the future of public AI

Music - Campus - 15.04.2024
New Head of the Institute of Classical Music at the Basel University of Music FHNW
New Head of the Institute of Classical Music at the Basel University of Music FHNW

Campus - 15.04.2024
International Study Week 2024

Environment - 15.04.2024
Greenhouse gases 2022: sharp drop in building emissions
Greenhouse gases 2022: sharp drop in building emissions
In 2022, Switzerland emitted 41.6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2 eq.), 3.5 million tonnes less than in 2021.

Psychology - Innovation - 15.04.2024
AI's new power of persuasion: it can change your mind
AI’s new power of persuasion: it can change your mind
A new EPFL study has demonstrated the persuasive power of Large Language Models, finding that participants debating GPT-4 with access to their personal information were far more likely to change their opinion compared to those who debated humans.

Astronomy / Space - 15.04.2024
International space cooperation: Switzerland signs Artemis Accords

Innovation - Research Management - 15.04.2024
Switzerland-Brazil Joint Committee on Science and Technology meets to discuss bilateral cooperation in research and innovation

Economics - 15.04.2024
The fine art of destination management 4.0
Competitiveness, destination development, sustainability, stakeholder management The management of tourist destinations is constantly changing.

Event - Materials Science - 12.04.2024
'EPFL on wheels' gets a facelift
’EPFL on wheels’ gets a facelift

Art and Design - Innovation - 12.04.2024
Artificial augmented creativity: A new era of art
Artificial augmented creativity: A new era of art
Artificial intelligence is transforming the way in which art is created and experienced. Are we at the beginning of a new artistic revolution? Or at the end of creativity as we know it? puts things in perspective.

Astronomy / Space - 11.04.2024
Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin to travel to the USA with a science and business delegation

Environment - 11.04.2024
Social costs of energy systems
Social costs of energy systems
Developing wind and solar infrastructure in the landscape can be tricky and often associated with resistance to arise among the population. Thanks to a new study by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, in addition to the spatial and ecosystem-related costs, also social costs in form of people's preferences can now be considered when siting for new solar and wind power plants.

Health - 11.04.2024
Biofortified rice to combat deficiencies
Biofortified rice to combat deficiencies
A team from UNIGE, together with ETH Zurich and NCHU in Taiwan, has developed a rice line that has enhanced vitamin B1 content.

Architecture - Research Management - 11.04.2024
Computers heat buildings
Computers heat buildings
Zero heat waste: This is the goal of a dozen European companies and research institutions, including Empa, in the Horizon Europe project HEATWISE.

Astronomy / Space - 11.04.2024
Using a hopping robot for asteroid exploration
Using a hopping robot for asteroid exploration

Health - Campus - 10.04.2024
New Endowed Professorship for Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation

Research Management - Politics - 10.04.2024
Horizon package: Federal Council to finance transitional measures in 2024

Research Management - 10.04.2024
ETH Zurich ranks first in the world for 3 subjects, according to QS
ETH Zurich ranks first in the world for 3 subjects, according to QS

Environment - 10.04.2024
Federal Council renews its contribution to the Green Climate Fund

Health - Career - 10.04.2024
Nursing staff in psychiatric care: satisfied, but overworked
The nursing crisis is on everyone's lips, and creates additional challenges for healthcare staff. A report by the University of Basel shows how satisfied psychiatric nursing staff are with their daily working lives. Irregular working hours, night shifts and overtime: it's not news that nursing is a challenging profession.

Politics - Social Sciences - 10.04.2024
Study on "anti-gender" policy in Switzerland and Europe
A Europe-wide research project shows where and how "anti-gender" policies manifest themselves in different countries. It also exists in Switzerland, as a partial study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the University of Lausanne and the University of Fribourg shows. 'Anti-gender' policy refers to efforts aimed at restricting sexual and gender diversity and gender equality.

Mathematics - Transport - 10.04.2024
New model better predicts our daily travel choices
New model better predicts our daily travel choices
An EPFL engineer has developed a forecasting model that factors in not just our commuting habits, but also our activities during the day.

Innovation - Environment - 09.04.2024
Giving innovation a major boost
Giving innovation a major boost

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 09.04.2024
Computer science made accessible to over 10,000 children
Computer science made accessible to over 10,000 children

Physics - Music - 08.04.2024
Rescuing music with X-rays
Rescuing music with X-rays
PSI researchers are developing a technique that uses the special synchrotron X-ray light from the Swiss Light Source SLS to non-destructively digitise recordings from high-value historic audio tapes

Campus - Education - 08.04.2024
Let Bachelor’s holders work first!