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Materials Science - Physics - 16.10.2020
Drying fruit with ionic wind
If fruit or vegetables are dried with heat, nutrients can be destroyed and flavors can be reduced. This is why non-thermal drying of food - i.e. without heating - is preferred by the industry. Among other things, fans are used for this purpose. A new drying process developed at Empa using ionic wind promises to make the non-thermal drying of food much more energy-efficient, faster and even gentler.

Life Sciences - 15.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.10.2020
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
The space probe BepiColombo, which is on its way to Mercury, will fly past Venus on October 15, 2020 - one of the deceleration maneuvers to bring the probe into orbit in front of Mercury. BepiColombo has instruments on board which were designed and built at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.10.2020
Biodegradable flip-flops coming soon
Biodegradable flip-flops coming soon
Biodegradable plastics are very much on trend. But there are still very few sustainable alternatives for products containing foamed plastic.

Campus - Career - 13.10.2020

Transport - Civil Engineering - 13.10.2020
Bike-and-ride, an innovative opportunity for the Lake Geneva region
Bike-and-ride, an innovative opportunity for the Lake Geneva region
As part of his Master's project at EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory (LASUR) , Felix Boesch conducted a survey on the combined use of bicycles and trains in the Lausanne and Nyon urban agglomerations.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.10.2020
Roche to launch laboratory SARS-CoV-2 antigen test to support high-volume testing of suspected COVID-19 patients
The Elecsys SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test is an automated laboratory assay intended as an aid in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection This new solution will run on all Roche cobas e immunochemistry analys

History / Archeology - Sport - 12.10.2020
Central Asian Horse Riders Played Ball Games 3,000 Years Ago
Central Asian Horse Riders Played Ball Games 3,000 Years Ago
Researchers have investigated ancient leather balls discovered in the graves of horse riders in northwest China.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 09.10.2020
The algorithm on my team
The algorithm on my team
The automation of work is increasing at a tremendous pace. But how well do technology and humans really work together in a digitised world?

Innovation - Health - 08.10.2020

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.10.2020
The quest for a holistic pesticide policy
Bans and simple measures alone won't solve the problems in plant protection. Robert Finger presses for a comprehensive pesticide policy.

Health - Environment - 07.10.2020
Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania
Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania
Insecticide-treated bed nets are the most widely adopted preventive measure against malaria, and represent an effective form of prevention for at-risk populations.

Innovation - Mechanical Engineering - 06.10.2020
New turtle-like drone can fly twice as long
EPFL start-up Flybotix is showcasing its dual-propeller drone today at Xponential the world's largest tradeshow for unmanned and autonomous systems.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 06.10.2020
How ETH Zurich Spin-offs Strengthen the Swiss Economy
How ETH Zurich Spin-offs Strengthen the Swiss Economy
As well as generating more jobs on average than other Swiss start-ups, ETH Spin-offs are also acquired more frequently.

Environment - 06.10.2020
PlaNet - Planned networking of stakeholders
PlaNet - Planned networking of stakeholders
The new digital tool PlaNet makes it easier for municipalities to identify important project partners but also critical voices in complex environmental and infrastructure projects.

Innovation - Campus - 05.10.2020

Environment - Campus - 05.10.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 05.10.2020
New Phase III analysis demonstrates Novartis Beovu showed improvement in best-corrected visual acuity in wet AMD patients with early persistent fluid
In a post-hoc analysis of HAWK and HARRIER , fewer Beovu (brolucizumab ) patients had early persistent fluid (12 .5% vs.

Environment - Campus - 02.10.2020
Hönggerberg campus development finds approval
Implementation of the -ETH Campus Hönggerberg 2040- vision has taken a major step forward. Zurich's municipal council approved the outlines of the plans for the future campus development with few changes.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.10.2020
Zolgensma data including patients with more severe SMA at baseline further demonstrate therapeutic benefit, including prolonged event-free survival, increased motor function and milestone achievement
Nearly two-thirds of patients (65.6%) in STR1VE-EU have already achieved developmental motor milestones not observed in the natural history of SMA Type 1 at a mean duration of follow-up of 10&

Health - Psychology - 01.10.2020
Why we follow or don't follow the Coronavirus rules
Why we follow or don’t follow the Coronavirus rules
There are solid psychological explanations for how consistently we follow the behaviour rules to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, such as the expectations we have towards ourselves and others.

Environment - 30.09.2020
New program to train leaders of a more sustainable world
New program to train leaders of a more sustainable world
On 1 October EPFL will launch EPFLglobaLeaders, a new program that will provide research grants to PhD students working in sustainability-oriented fields.

Environment - 29.09.2020
"Wastewater is a source of nutrients, energy and water"
Circular economy also holds great potential when it comes to wastewater. At NEST, Eawag is conducting research on decentralized wastewater treatment with the aim to use wastewater as a source of nutrients, energy and water.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.09.2020
MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
Scientists have developed a digital pathology tool for quantifying bone marrow compartments in standard histological sections. Named "MarrowQuant", the software makes it possible to examine bone marrow biopsies as well as to re-examine historical collections of bone-marrow samples and even old clinical trials.

History / Archeology - Economics / Business - 29.09.2020
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
The city of Zurich supported slavery and slave trade in the 18th century financially and played a role in the deportation of thousands of Africans.

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.09.2020
Wildcats threatened by their domestic cousins
Wildcats threatened by their domestic cousins
Wildcats in the Swiss Jura will undergo an irreversible genetic replacement by domestic cats if no preventive measures are taken. European wildcats, thought to be extinct 50 or so years ago in the Jura mountains, have since recolonised part of their former territory. This resurgence in an area occupied by domestic cats has gone hand-in-hand with genetic crosses between the two species.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.09.2020
MarrowQuant: a digital-pathology tool
MarrowQuant: a digital-pathology tool
Scientists have developed a digital pathology workflow for quantifying bone marrow compartments in standard histological sections. Named "MarrowQuant", this workflow based on the open source software QuPath makes it possible to examine bone marrow biopsies as well as to re-examine historical collections of bone-marrow samples and even old clinical trials.

Environment - 29.09.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 28.09.2020
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets known. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Environment - Law - 25.09.2020
Yes, we’re worried
Climate activists were sentenced yesterday in the second instance. Sonia Seneviratne explains why climate researchers got involved in this trial and expressed their views in a public statement.

Health - 25.09.2020
The Swiss Confederation joins the COVAX initiative for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines
Switzerland commits to promoting a global solution for the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

Physics - Life Sciences - 25.09.2020

Economics / Business - 25.09.2020

Campus - Economics / Business - 25.09.2020

Career - Innovation - 24.09.2020