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Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
14.11.2016
A technology to analyze NBA players
A technology to analyze NBA players
A new technology developed by PlayfulVision, an EPFL startup, records all aspects of sporting events for subsequent analysis in augmented reality.
Business/Economics - Psychology
19.10.2016
Overcoming egocentricity increases self-control
Overcoming egocentricity increases self-control
Should I buy a new car now or save the money for retirement? Such situations require self-control in order to resist the immediately tempting offer for the sake of more important outcomes in the future. It is widely accepted that self-control is regulated by mechanisms in the brain area called the “prefrontal cortex”, with the ability to keep oneself at bay when tempted by immediately appealing offers.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
22.09.2016
Europeans favor high-skilled, vulnerable and Christian asylum seekers
Europeans favor high-skilled, vulnerable and Christian asylum seekers
Dominik Hangartner from UZH's Department of Political Science and the London School of Economics and Political Science teamed up with colleagues from Stanford University (USA) to compile 180,000 fict
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
12.08.2016
Gastrointestinal illnesses cost the Swiss health care sector up to EUR 45 million per year
Gastrointestinal illnesses cost the Swiss health care sector up to EUR 45 million per year
Acute diarrhoea entails annual health care costs of EUR 29 to 45 million in Switzerland. Thereof, around a quarter is due to infections of the diarrhoea-causing pathogen Campylobacter. This was revealed in a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). In Switzerland, between 300,000 and 700,000 patients per year visit a doctor due to acute diarrhoea.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.08.2016
Shorter asylum procedures reduce unemployment
Shorter asylum procedures reduce unemployment
Although refugees in Switzerland are allowed to take up employment while their asylum application procedure is still pending, a long wait reduces their chances of entering into employment. Researchers supported by the SNSF have now robustly quantified this negative effect for the first time. On 5 June 2016, the Swiss electorate approved an accelerated asylum procedure.
Chemistry - Business/Economics
06.07.2016
Replacing oil with wood for the production of chemicals
Replacing oil with wood for the production of chemicals
Two research projects of the National Research Programme Resource Wood have developed new processes to replace petroleum with wood for the production of important chemicals.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
05.07.2016
Using servers for home heating
Using servers for home heating
05.07.16 - Summer Series on Student Projects - For his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Karim Ziadé assessed the feasibility of putting data centers into residential buildings for heating purposes.
Business/Economics
25.05.2016
Augmented reality for firefighters
Augmented reality for firefighters
25.05.16 - An EPFL team is working on a smart visor that, combined with a thermal imaging camera, will help firefighters see what's around them in real time, even at night and in smoke.
Business/Economics
23.05.2016
Turnaround for the FDP, polarisation continues
Turnaround for the FDP, polarisation continues
In the 2015 federal elections, the FDP consolidated its position as the leading economic party. The SVP made gains thanks to its solid ground-level support and the widespread concerns about migration. On the other hand, the GLP and BDP could rely only on a small number of core voters, and in 2015 the electorate didn't identify them with specific issues or solutions.
Business/Economics - Media
20.05.2016
When consumers sabotage brands
When consumers sabotage brands
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) When consumers deliberately attack a brand with the objective of causing harm to it, this is known as «consumer brand sabotage». Marketing researchers at the University of Bern have examined this phenomenon in more detail, identified backgrounds and motives of brand sabotage and present initial countermeasures.
Astronomy - Business/Economics
26.04.2016
Switzerland sends chocolate into space
Switzerland sends chocolate into space
26.04.16 - In addition to high precision and a desire to tidy things up, another Swiss value enters the space world: milk chocolate.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
20.02.2016
Protective covers for implants
Protective covers for implants
ETH scientists have developed a membrane that protects medical implants from unwanted encapsulation by connective tissue. The researchers founded a spin-off company just over a year ago and have now been awarded funding by the start-up competition Venture Kick. It is one of the greatest hurdles in surgical medicine: the body identifies an implant such as a pacemaker as foreign tissue and, in a defensive reaction, encapsulates it with connective tissue known as fibrotic tissue.

 
 
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