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Architecture - Environment - 19.03.2024
On the way to net zero in the building sector
In the fight against climate change, Switzerland has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Computer Science - Health - 19.03.2024
Faster diagnosis of endometriosis with AI
Faster diagnosis of endometriosis with AI
Das ETH-Spin-off dAIgnose entwickelt einen Algorithmus, mit dem sich Ultraschallaufnahmen der Gebärmutter automatisiert auswerten lassen. Dieser sollte es Ärzten ermöglichen, Endometriose in Zukunft schneller zu diagnostizieren. Endometriosis is widespread. Around ten percent of all women of childbearing age throughout the world suffer from it.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 18.03.2024
UZH Opens New Natural History Museum with Four Dinosaurs
UZH Opens New Natural History Museum with Four Dinosaurs

Environment - 18.03.2024
Biodiversity at forest edges
Biodiversity at forest edges
Forests contain a lot of biodiversity and provide many ecosystem services such as carbon storage, wood production, and cooling. However, there is an important difference between the biodiversity and services provided by forest cores and forest edges. This is shown in an international study led by the University of Ghent with the collaboration of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.

Psychology - 18.03.2024
Faces of Science: a portrait on Anne-Linda Camerini’s research on the SNSF website

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 18.03.2024
Pesticide-free as a new pathway for agriculture
Pesticide-free as a new pathway for agriculture
We can transition to pesticide-free agriculture without converting to organic farming. Robert Finger outlines the advantages and challenges involved.

Environment - Economics - 18.03.2024
Offsetting biodiversity: risks and opportunities
The impoverishment of our ecosystems due to unregulated land development and pollution is a critical issue that has gained significant importance.

Research Management - 15.03.2024
Read&Publish agreements with BMJ and Taylor&Francis
Two new publishing agreements have come into effect with the scientific publishers British medical journal BMJ (in the biomedical field) and Taylor & Francis T&F (multidisciplinary).

Microtechnics - 13.03.2024
ANYmal can do parkour and walk across rubble
ANYmal can do parkour and walk across rubble
The quadrupedal robot ANYmal went back to school and has learned a lot. researchers used machine learning to teach it new skills: the robot can now climb over obstacles and successfully negotiate pitfalls.

Environment - 13.03.2024
How landscape conservation protects against fires
How landscape conservation protects against fires
Climate change influences how often and how intensively forests in Switzerland could burn in the future.

Environment - 13.03.2024
Launch of SWEET call for proposals on topic of Net Zero

Health - Computer Science - 13.03.2024
Artificial intelligence detects heart defects in newborns
Artificial intelligence detects heart defects in newborns
Researchers from ETH Zurich and KUNO Klinik St. Hedwig in Regensburg have developed an algorithm that provides an automatic and reliable method of detecting a certain heart defect in newborns.

Environment - Materials Science - 13.03.2024
Embracing change
Embracing change
In October 2023, Nathalie Casas took over the lead of Empa's Energy, Mobility and Environment research department.

Administration - Innovation - 12.03.2024
Bridging the Gap with Policy Fellow Regina Witter
Bridging the Gap with Policy Fellow Regina Witter

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2024
Combatting infant malnutrition
Combatting infant malnutrition
Bioengineer Randall Platt engineers bacteria that can assess the state of our guts. It is hoped this non-invasive technique could eventually be used to develop more effective interventions against malnutrition among children in the Global South.

Architecture - Art and Design - 12.03.2024
'My aim is to give students a sense of how multifaceted the world is.'
’My aim is to give students a sense of how multifaceted the world is.’

Environment - Innovation - 12.03.2024
Allies from the deep

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 12.03.2024
A thirst for adventure
A thirst for adventure

Health - 12.03.2024
Integrated care: Why not faster, better and cheaper?
Integrated care has long been called for in the Swiss healthcare system and yet many corresponding projects are stagnating.

Health - 12.03.2024
Innosuisse project at HSLU creates basis for more cost transparency in outpatient care

Pedagogy - 11.03.2024
Learning With Jigsaw: A Systematic Review Gathering All the Pieces of the Puzzle More Than 40 Years Later
New article on jigsaw learning published in Sage Journals The jigsaw classroom is a cooperative learning method designed in the late 1970s to improve the academic performance of minority children by reducing intergroup conflict and increasing self-evaluations.

Education - Physics - 11.03.2024
How to fail productively
How to fail productively
In a pilot project, apprentices from four different professions in the Department of Physics had to work together to build an interactive exhibition object.

History / Archeology - 11.03.2024
A look at the past with current standards
A look at the past with current standards
Stadt.Geschichte.Basel (City.History.Basel) provides the city of Basel with a new full representation of its own history in a total of ten volumes.

Pedagogy - 11.03.2024
Almost 30% of the population has done no continuing education or training for at least five years

Health - Materials Science - 11.03.2024
Smart protection for delicate skin
Smart protection for delicate skin
Skin injuries caused by prolonged pressure often occur in people who are unable to change their position independently - such as sick newborns in hospitals or elderly people.

Environment - 11.03.2024
Cutting-edge research underground
Cutting-edge research underground
In Fehraltorf in Zurich Oberland, Eawag and the ETH Zurich have set up a globally unique field laboratory for wastewater research. Numerous measurement instruments and sensors continuously supply data on the quantity and composition of the wastewater. "What happens to the contents of the toilet after you have flushed it?" This is how Jörg Rieckermann summarises the key question for research in the "Urban Water Observatory" in Fehraltorf, or UWO for short.

Sport - 11.03.2024
Triathlon medallist and ETH student: ’A non-productive day is not the end of the world.’

Environment - Chemistry - 08.03.2024
Recycling plastic is not a quick fix
Recycling is an accepted formula for sustainable resource use, but in the case of plastic it can have serious side effects, says - and uses the example of plastic flooring in Switzerland to illustrate the dilemma. Considering the climate crisis and worldwide plastic pollution, many people believe that recycling materials, in particular plastic, is the solution to our problems.

Research Management - Politics - 08.03.2024
Federal Council sets education, research and innovation policy for 2025-2028

Event - Life Sciences - 08.03.2024
Prisca Liberali receives International Suffrage Science Award
Prisca Liberali receives International Suffrage Science Award

Physics - Campus - 08.03.2024
Appointment of EPFL professors
Appointment of EPFL professors

Campus - Life Sciences - 07.03.2024
New appointments at ETH Zurich

Health - Chemistry - 07.03.2024
New paper on inflammasome activation
The inflammasome plays a pivotal role in our immune system, essentially serving as an intricate alarm mechanism within our cells that combats infections and diseases.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2024
New endowed Professorship for Neuromorphic Systems
New endowed Professorship for Neuromorphic Systems

Transport - Environment - 07.03.2024
Unproblematic use of synfuels in classic car engines
Unproblematic use of synfuels in classic car engines
AMAG Classic and Empa have jointly conducted a detailed and scientifically sound investigation into the compatibility of synthetic gasoline in classic cars. Engine components were tested for over a year and driving tests were carried out with selected classic cars. The result: classic cars can also be operated in a climate-friendly manner in the future, as synthetic gasoline can be used in older engines without hesitation.

Environment - 07.03.2024
The man for freak events
The man for freak events
Christoph Schär is one of the Swiss climate scientists who have shaped high-resolution climate modelling.

Chemistry - Innovation - 07.03.2024
Getting hydrogen out of ammonia
Getting hydrogen out of ammonia
Kevin Turani-I-Belloto has developed a low-cost method for breaking down ammonia to produce hydrogen.

Innovation - Economics - 06.03.2024
Strengthening Switzerland's start-up ecosystem
Strengthening Switzerland’s start-up ecosystem

Campus - Law - 05.03.2024
Luc Thévenoz named Dean of the Faculty of Law

Innovation - Economics - 05.03.2024
ETH students accelerate private sector innovation
ETH students accelerate private sector innovation
Students at ETH Zurich are working together with engineers from the technology firm Bühler to accelerate innovation and minimise the attendant risks. It's a fruitful collaboration that other companies are also poised to benefit from. Innovation is critical for companies to remain successful over the long term.

Social Sciences - Politics - 04.03.2024
Immigrant political participation is associated with more positive majority immigration attitudes across European countries and Swiss cantons
New article on immigrant political participation in Europe and Swiss cantons published online Comparative Migration Studies Immigrants are increasingly participating in politics, publicizing their political concerns and contributions.

Interdisciplinary / All Categories - Research Management - 01.03.2024
Sinergia funding for six interdisciplinary projects at Bern

Environment - Health - 29.02.2024
For equitable access to urban green spaces
For equitable access to urban green spaces
Vacant land, community gardens and public parks are key resources for liveable cities. Fritz Kleinschroth calls on urban planners to focus on giving nature more space and on granting equitable access to green spaces. Fritz Kleinschroth is a senior scientist at the Chair of Ecosystem Management at ETH Zurich and researches the consequences of urbanisation for ecosystems.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.02.2024
In Conversation with Tom Hutson, PhD, Group Leader

Linguistics / Literature - 29.02.2024
’Giving compliments is a matter of practice’

Health - Pharmacology - 29.02.2024
The best hope for children with a rare muscle disease might just be a SEAL
The best hope for children with a rare muscle disease might just be a SEAL
The diagnosis is followed by despair - then maybe a glimpse of hope. When parents of a child with the genetic disease LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy search around online, one of the things they will encounter is SEAL Therapeutics, a start-up company at the University of Basel.

Innovation - Computer Science - 29.02.2024
AI: once a mere tool - soon a partner on equal footing?
AI: once a mere tool - soon a partner on equal footing?

Computer Science - 28.02.2024
Charting new paths in AI learning
Physicists at EPFL explore different AI learning methods, which can lead to smarter and more efficient models. In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries from healthcare to finance, understanding how these digital brains learn is more crucial than ever. Now, two researchers from EPFL, Antonia Sclocchi and Matthieu Wyart, have shed light on this process, focusing on a popular method known as Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD).

Music - Psychology - 27.02.2024
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
How does listening to live music affect the emotional center of our brain? A study carried out at the University of Zurich has found that live performances trigger a stronger emotional response than listening to music from a device. Concerts connect performers with their audience, which may also have to do with evolutionary factors.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 27.02.2024
Packaged in beer
Packaged in beer
Researchers have extracted nanocellulose from a waste product of beer brewing and processed it into an aerogel.