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Media - Politics
08.11.2017
Strong Digital Well-Being in Switzerland
Strong Digital Well-Being in Switzerland
Reading the news, posting holiday pictures, or watching cat videos on YouTube - the internet can be used for many things.
Astronomy - Media
27.09.2017
Searching for distant worlds with a flying telescope
Searching for distant worlds with a flying telescope
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Researchers from the University of Bern, using an observatory on board a jumbo jet, have observed how the extrasolar Planet GJ 1214b is passing in front of its star, causing a kind of mini-eclipse. The first measurements of this kind with the observatory called SOFIA (short for Stratospheric Observatory for Infra-red Astronomy) prove that the flying observatory is well-suited to the observation of exoplanets.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Media
13.06.2017
Effects of ozone depletion felt in the Tropics
Effects of ozone depletion felt in the Tropics
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has more far-reaching consequences than previously assumed. A study by Bernese climate researchers has now shown that it even affects precipitation in the tropical regions of the Pacific, 10,000 kilometres away.
Media - Computer Science/Telecom
29.05.2017
An algorithm designed to expand Wikipedia in all languages
An algorithm designed to expand Wikipedia in all languages
An EPFL researcher has created a system that scans Wikipedia for important articles that are missing in other languages. This project could help expand the online encyclopedia's coverage in minority languages, such as Romansh. With 40 million articles in 293 languages, Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia ever made.
Life Sciences - Media
09.05.2017
Closing the Gate to Mitochondria
Closing the Gate to Mitochondria
A team of researchers have developed a new method that enables the identification of proteins imported into mitochondria. This leads to a better understanding of disease mechanisms linked to defective cellular functions. Eukaryotic cells contain thousands of proteins, which are distributed to different cellular compartments with specific functions.
Earth Sciences - Media
24.03.2017
Steep rise of the Bernese Alps
Steep rise of the Bernese Alps
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The striking North Face of the Bernese Alps is the result of a steep rise of rocks from the depths following a collision of two tectonic plates.
Social Sciences - Media
17.03.2017
European teens - especially girls - dream about cars
European teens - especially girls - dream about cars
A study on mobility patterns among young people shows that under-18s have a very positive image of cars. The researchers' approach relied heavily on social media. What is it about cars? ‘They're fast, practical, comfortable and safe.' That's what young people think - and girls more than boys - according to a study by EPFL researchers.
Astronomy - Media
29.11.2016
CaSSIS sends first images from Mars orbit
CaSSIS sends first images from Mars orbit
The Mars Camera, CaSSIS, on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured its first high resolution images of the Red Planet last week.
Astronomy - Media
08.11.2016
Chury is much younger than previously thought
Chury is much younger than previously thought
Based on computer simulations, Astrophysicists at the University of Bern conclude that the comet Chury did not obtain its duck-like form during the formation of our solar system 4.5 billion years ago. Although it does contain primordial material, they are able to show that the comet in its present form is hardly more than a billion years old.
Careers/Employment - Media
30.08.2016
Nonwork orientations are related to higher career and life satisfaction
Nonwork orientations are related to higher career and life satisfaction
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) When planning a career, many people take nonwork orientations into account, such as family, personal interests and civic engagement. Psychologists from the University of Bern (Switzerland) have found out that people who strongly consider the role of the family in career planning report more satisfaction with their career and their lives in general.
Astronomy - Media
16.06.2016
CaSSIS sends first image of Mars
CaSSIS sends first image of Mars
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The Mars Camera CaSSIS on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured its first images of the Red Planet this week.
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Media
18.03.2016
Paracetamol is not more effective than placebo against osteoarthritis pain
Paracetamol is not more effective than placebo against osteoarthritis pain
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Paracetamol did not show any clinically relevant efficacy in the most comprehensive analysis of pain relievers among patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis to date. In contrast, the medicine diclofenac is more effective than many newer pain relievers on the market.
Astronomy - Media
08.03.2016
Swiss camera to launch to Mars
Swiss camera to launch to Mars
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) A camera designed and built at the Center of Space and Habitability (CSH) of the University of Bern was launched with the ExoMars space on 14 March and started its journey to Mars.
Computer Science/Telecom - Media
03.01.2012
Communication within the animal kingdom
Communication within the animal kingdom
An experiment shows that communication systems can evolve differently within the same species and even the same environment.
Media - History/Archeology
27.01.2011
Swiss democracy unexceptional
Swiss democracy unexceptional
Switzerland is not the democracy par excellence as thought, but only a mediocre one and ranks fourteenth when compared with twenty-nine established democracies.
Social Sciences - Media
25.11.2010
Plurilingual Switzerland
Plurilingual Switzerland
Switzerland deals flexibly and pragmatically with plurilingualism. It does this successfully. Nevertheless, immigration and increasing international integration are posing new challenges to schools, economy and administration.
Media - Environment/Sustainable Development
29.05.2008
Erklärung für Massenaussterben vor 540 Millionen Jahren
Mit dem Übergangsmetall Molybdän in Sedimentgesteinen ist nachweisbar, warum es vor rund 540 Millionen Jahren auf der Erde zu einem grossen Massenaussterben der ersten Mehrzeller kam.
Media
12.03.2008
Drahtlose Kommunikation: markant höhere Übertragungsraten
ETHZ Zürich - 12.03.08 Drahtlose Netzwerke können theoretisch nur eine begrenzte Menge an Informationen übermitteln.

 
 
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