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Environment - Campus - 13.07.2023

Environment - Innovation - 13.07.2023
'co-operate': model for climate-friendly construction
’co-operate’: model for climate-friendly construction
The future Empa and Eawag campus is set to become an inspiring space for new ideas and innovation, also with a view to environmentally and climate-friendly construction of the future.

Health - Environment - 12.07.2023
EPFL launched a pioneering project to detect pollen, dust and smoke
EPFL launched a pioneering project to detect pollen, dust and smoke
Since the start of this year, a suite of instruments has been hard at work detecting a broad spectrum of aerosols at the MeteoSwiss weather station in Payerne, in Vaud Canton.

Environment - 11.07.2023
CO2 statistics 2022: Emissions from gasoline and diesel down slightly
CO2 statistics 2022: Emissions from gasoline and diesel down slightly
CO2 emissions from fuels (gasoline and diesel) decreased by 1.1 percent in 2022 compared to the previous year.

Environment - Computer Science - 11.07.2023
A new app to identify plants more precisely
A new app to identify plants more precisely
There are plenty of plant identification apps - but only few, that directly help research.

Environment - Administration - 11.07.2023
’Federal systems are experimental spaces for a sustainable state.’
Steps toward sustainability are an important topic for many administrations. How does -sustainabilization- work in the Swiss cantons? Marius Christen and Basil Bornemann from the University of Basel examined this question.

Environment - 11.07.2023
Birds and the heat
Birds and the heat
In the last few days it has been exceptionally hot. Not only we humans feel the effects of the current weather situation, also the birds have to come to terms with the high temperatures.

Music - Event - 10.07.2023
Does exoticism in music still exist?
Does exoticism in music still exist?
For their project -The Armenian presence at the Montreux Jazz Festival - A study of the Tigran Hamasyan Quintet concert in 2014-, LÚandre Guy and Basile Tornare explored what exoticism means in music and the limits of genres.

Health - Environment - 10.07.2023
Moderate Temperatures Also Cause Death - Not Only Extreme Heat
Moderate Temperatures Also Cause Death - Not Only Extreme Heat
Recent analyses by Swiss TPH show that not only heat waves, but also moderately hot temperatures, contribute to heat-related fatalities. On behalf of the Swiss federal government, Swiss TPH now monitors heat-related deaths in Switzerland on an annual basis. This monitoring provides a long-term record of the effects of climate change on health and helps to identify adaptation measures.

Computer Science - 06.07.2023
One app brings all means of transport together
One app brings all means of transport together
A new mobility app brings together public transport, micromobility solutions and private carpooling.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.07.2023
Working together to train and empower the next generation of biomedical researchers
Working together to train and empower the next generation of biomedical researchers
ETH Zurich and Roche are joining forces in Basel to advance the development of new methods that facilitate the search for medicines. Together, they will train specialists for the biomedical challenges of our time. ETH Zurich and Roche are to collaborate more closely in two new research and training programmes.

Life Sciences - 04.07.2023

Health - Pharmacology - 03.07.2023
Fighting tumours down to the last cancer cell
Researchers at PSI have developed a new drug that could increase the survival chances of patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The drug is now being tested on patients in the PROGNOSTICS project. A research consortium consisting of the Paul Scherrer Institute, the University Hospital Basel and ETH Zurich is receiving two million Swiss francs in funding for this project.

Art and Design - 03.07.2023
Bringing Leonardo da Vinci's designs to life
Bringing Leonardo da Vinci's designs to life
STUDENT PROJECTS - Fourteen mechanical engineering students spent a semester getting inside the head of Leonardo da Vinci. Using his drawings from the 15th and 16th centuries, the teams built ingenious machines - altering the design in some cases - in order to better understand how they worked. The "Da Vinci Project," a concurrent engineering project devised by Prof. Pedro Reis, created a buzz of excitement among the three participating teams of final-year Bachelor's students.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2023
Zeroing in on how the ’guardian of the genome’ works
The tumor suppressor protein p53 has been dubbed the 'guardian of the genome' because it protects the DNA from stress or long-term damage by regulating the expression of numerous genes involved DNA repair, cell division and cell death. Now, FMI researchers have homed in on some of the mechanisms that regulate the activation of p53 target genes.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 29.06.2023
A good solution's secret
A good solution’s secret
Mathematician Siddhartha Mishra has been awarded this year's R÷ssler Prize for his research on solutions for highly complex flow and wave phenomena.

Health - Innovation - 29.06.2023
New real-time guidable-tip wire for surgically treating strokes
New real-time guidable-tip wire for surgically treating strokes
EPFL spin-off Artiria has developed a wire with a guidable tip that makes it easier for neurosurgeons to navigate the dense network of cerebral arteries and get to the source of strokes.

Environment - Politics - 28.06.2023

Innovation - Social Sciences - 27.06.2023

Life Sciences - Health - 27.06.2023
Molecular 'hub' regulates gene-silencing proteins
Molecular ’hub’ regulates gene-silencing proteins
To keep their vital functions in balance, many organisms use small snippets of RNA to 'silence' messenger RNAs that code for certain proteins. New research from FMI scientists revealed a molecular hub that integrates the activities of different protein complexes involved in such RNA silencing. The findings provide insights into a key mechanism that helps to coordinate cellular functions.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.06.2023
Cell therapy meets the very latest in gene editing: start-up Cimeio joins forces with Prime Medicine
Cell therapy meets the very latest in gene editing: start-up Cimeio joins forces with Prime Medicine
Gentler cell therapies for blood cancer and other serious blood diseases - this is the goal that Cimeio Therapeutics, a University of Basel spin-off, has set itself.

Computer Science - 26.06.2023

Life Sciences - Health - 26.06.2023
Distinguished research on the influence of the gut microbiota on gene expressioná
A collaborative study led by Dr. Sheida Moghadamrad at Laboratories for Translational Research, Hepatology/Gastroenterology department of Ente ospedaliero cantonale and faculty of Biomedical S

Mathematics - Earth Sciences - 26.06.2023
How a change of perspective caused a sensation
How a change of perspective caused a sensation
Using applied mathematics, Yunan Yang finds solutions to the inverse problems that arise in seismology, weather forecasts, and machine learning.

Innovation - Architecture - 22.06.2023

Campus - Art and Design - 21.06.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.06.2023
Lasers enable internet backbone via satellite
Lasers enable internet backbone via satellite
Optical data communications lasers can transmit several tens of terabits per second, despite a huge amount of disruptive air turbulence. scientists and their European partners demonstrated this capacity with lasers between the mountain peak, Jungfraujoch, and the city of Bern in Switzerland. This will soon eliminate the necessity of expensive deep-sea cables.

Environment - Chemistry - 20.06.2023
To achieve climate neutrality in the chemical industry, we must also cut demand
Innovative production technologies are crucial to the chemical industry's net-zero endeavour - but they're not always enough, says Paolo Gabrielli. Chemical products, such as plastics, fertilisers and solvents pervade our modern lifestyle. The vast majority are derived from crude oil or natural gas - and producing them generates around 5 percent of global CO2 emissions.

Materials Science - 15.06.2023
Photovoltaic systems under snow pressure
Photovoltaic systems under snow pressure
This week, the photovoltaic sector will gather in Munich for Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry. Solar plants in the Alps have the potential to deliver high output. The SLF analyses the threat they face from alpine hazards and helps to protect solar facilities. Photovoltaic systems at high altitudes on mountainsides could be a successful model thanks to the high light intensity, sloped surfaces and a light efficiency exceeding that of the lowlands.