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Psychology - 12.06.2023
Cognitive biases in our senses
Our visual perception depends more strongly on the utility of information than previously thought. This has been demonstrated in a series of experiments conducted by researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Cognitive biases can begin at the retina. (Photograph: Colourbox) Are our senses there to provide us with the most complete representation of the world, or do they serve our survival? For a long time, the former was the dominant view in neuroscience.
Health - Pharmacology - 10.06.2023
International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML)
Life Sciences - 10.06.2023
Radio debate on animal research
The first "National Laboratory Animal Day" is being held in Switzerland today, Saturday, 10 June 2023.
Health - Campus - 08.06.2023
EPFL survey assesses the well-being of its entire community
EPFL conducted a survey of its community's health and well-being in November 2022, with the goal of pinpointing needs in this area and developing practical measures to address them.
Health - Life Sciences - 08.06.2023
Centre for emerging viral diseases designated WHO collaborating centre
Health - Life Sciences - 08.06.2023
A potential milestone in cancer therapy
Researchers from the University of Bern, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, and the University of Connecticut have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against cancer. They identified a previously unknown weak point of prostate cancer cells. This could also lead to entirely new therapeutic approaches for other types of cancer.
Environment - Innovation - 08.06.2023
ETH Zurich and EPFL launch a green energy coalition
ETH Zurich and EPFL want to work with partners from politics, science and industry to push innovative storage and transport solutions for renewable energy carriers.
Health - Life Sciences - 07.06.2023
New IRB study: mapping the anatomical localization of atypical chemokine receptors
Life Sciences - Health - 07.06.2023
3R Prize: flies instead of laboratory mice
Materials Science - Economics - 07.06.2023
A conference sets standards
Event - Art and Design - 07.06.2023
Data Alchemy: New exhibition on AI
Environment - Electroengineering - 06.06.2023
Can Switzerland transition to a secure renewables-based energy system? Absolutely!
Gabriela Hug - an expert in power transmission networks - argues that securing an affordable energy supply from renewable sources is not a utopian ideal for Switzerland, but rather a practical and feasible necessity.
Life Sciences - 06.06.2023
Exotic insects follow their larder, but with a delay
An analysis conducted by Cleo Bertelsmeier and Aymeric Bonnamour at the University of Lausanne's Department of Ecology and Evolution and published in "PNAS" reveals that the spread of plants precedes and favors the establishment of insects outside their region of origin. Based on the time lag observed, the scientists estimate that in the near future, discoveries of non-native insects could increase by 35% worldwide .
Environment - Campus - 06.06.2023
Solutions4Sustainability federates campus to tackle global challenges
Environment - Health - 06.06.2023
Rethinking wastewater management
Sewer systems and centralised treatment plants are not a sustainable solution for managing the world's wastewater. Environmental engineers at ETH Zurich and Eawag have been helping to develop decentralised, closed-loop modular systems. Out of sight, out of mind: we've been flushing away human waste ever since sewers were invented, using copious amounts of fresh water to expel it from our homes and cities as fast as the pipes can carry it.
Environment - Innovation - 06.06.2023
The great clean-up
From tackling micropollutants in wastewater to removing plastic waste from rivers, here are five solutions based on ETH expertise.
Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.06.2023
A world in flux
Heavier rain, longer droughts, melting glaciers: climate change has a dramatic impact on the global water cycle.
Mechanical Engineering - Innovation - 06.06.2023
Economics - Computer Science - 06.06.2023
New power for the energy market
During her doctoral studies, Liliane Ableitner developed a trading and billing tool for energy communities.
Innovation - 06.06.2023
Innovative flow batteries
Environment - Politics - 06.06.2023
A contested resource
The expansion of hydropower generation often leads to conflicts of interest, both in Switzerland and beyond.
Environment - 05.06.2023
A less-known side of plastic pollution
Plastics contain thousands of chemicals that can harm the environment and human health. Yet we know too little about approximately half of them.
Health - 05.06.2023
Visit of Ukrainian Delegation to Swiss TPH
Computer Science - Innovation - 05.06.2023
"Morph Tales" - a new ETH game invites you to get to know AI research
Social Sciences - Campus - 05.06.2023
USI at the Annual Meeting of the Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften