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Environment - 24.03.2021
Addressing plastic pollution
Microplastic pollution is a serious problem, but blanket bans won't solve the issue, says Denise Mitrano. We should regulate plastics more precisely to create incentives for both innovation and environmental safety. Stark images of plastic floating in urban rivers and washing up on shorelines symbolize the magnitude of mismanaged plastic waste and its impact on the environment.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.03.2021
Novartis announces positive result of phase III study with radioligand therapy 177Lu-PSMA-617 in patients with advanced prostate cancer
Phase III VISION study with 177 Lu-PSMA-617 met both primary endpoints, significantly improving overall survival (OS) and radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) in patients with PSMA-positive

Computer Science - Environment - 23.03.2021

Administration - Law - 22.03.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 22.03.2021
Shaking the Foundations of Life
Shaking the Foundations of Life
Evolution never stops - and disruptions can speed up the procees. Now ETH researchers are delving deeper into the secrets of evolutionary change.

Environment - Social Sciences - 22.03.2021

Innovation - 22.03.2021

Health - Politics - 22.03.2021

Health - 22.03.2021

Politics - Career - 22.03.2021

Environment - 22.03.2021
"I find the sound of water to be very calming"
The motto of today's World Water Day is "Valuing water - What means water to you?". With this motto, the United Nations wants to raise awareness of the vital importance of water and call on people to think about the value of water.

Politics - 19.03.2021
Power-sharing and its side effects
Power-sharing and its side effects
The participation of ethnic minorities in the government can decide between war and peace. ETH postdoc Andreas Juon researches how different forms of power-sharing affect the stability and quality of political systems.

Innovation - Chemistry - 19.03.2021
Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance
Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance
EPFL startup INERGIO has just unveiled a prototype for a lightweight, eco-friendly, high-performance fuel cell that can supply energy in situations where there's no power grid.

Politics - 18.03.2021
Moving closer to finding a solution for deep disposal
Where should radioactive waste be packaged before it is stored in a deep geological repository? Daniela Scherer explains how stakeholders are being brought on board to tackle this thorny question.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.03.2021
Climate-friendly, but antisocial
Climate-friendly, but antisocial
Making agriculture climate-neutral has a high cost - which some rich countries might be willing to accept, ETH Zurich researchers find. Emissions of methane and nitrogen oxides from agriculture are Europe's second most important contributor to climate change, after CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.03.2021
Endocrine disruptors threatens semen quality
Endocrine disruptors threatens semen quality
Scientists from the University of Geneva and IRSET have established a link between poor semen quality in adult men and their mothers' occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.03.2021
Learning from the dead to help the living
Learning from the dead to help the living
The lungs are the primary, but not the only target of Covid-19. Early in the pandemic, Basel researchers were among the first to venture to perform autopsies on deceased Covid-19 patients, making important contributions to our understanding of the new infectious disease. Professor Alexandar Tzankov of the University of Basel is leading a research project highlighting the effects of the virus on the body's tissues and organs.

Computer Science - 17.03.2021
EPFL algorithm in the world's most popular deep learning software
EPFL algorithm in the world's most popular deep learning software
PyTorch is used for countless AI applications ranging from Tesla's Autopilot to Facebook's translation software and its latest version, just launched, features an EPFL communication-efficient training algorithm that even helps the planet.

Life Sciences - 17.03.2021

Architecture - Event - 17.03.2021

Campus - Economics / Business - 16.03.2021
EPFL Changemakers: Incubating tomorrow's business ideas
Twenty EPFL students recently completed the first EPFL Changemakers program - a new initiative designed to help students develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills and flesh out their business ideas.

Pharmacology - Health - 15.03.2021
New Zolgensma data demonstrate age-appropriate development when used early, real-world benefit in older children and durability 5+ years post-treatment
Children with SMA treated presymptomatically achieved age-appropriate motor milestones including sitting, standing and walking; required no ventilatory or feeding tube support; and had no serious, tr

Innovation - Campus - 15.03.2021
Of knowledge, light bulbs and levers
In his introduction to an exhibition by Max Ernst, the poet AndrÚ Breton speaks of that "marvellous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.

Campus - Career - 11.03.2021
Talented women graduates face gender inequality in their careers
Talented women graduates face gender inequality in their careers
For the first time, an EPFL survey has traced the careers of its women graduates. Its findings - together with several alumnae's personal accounts - show how effectively these women have integrated into the job market.

Health - 11.03.2021
We need to deal with the uncertainties in statistics
We need to deal with the uncertainties in statistics
We look for certainty in uncertain times. But that is not something statistics can necessarily provide.

Economics / Business - Environment - 11.03.2021
Changing defaults can have a significant and lasting effect
Electricity providers have a simple way of encouraging households and companies to procure power from sustainable sources. This can help lower CO2 emissions. People often choose the standard option. Choosing to be an organ donor, printing on both sides of the page - such decisions are influenced by which is the standard setting, or default.

Innovation - Physics - 10.03.2021
The human body as a power plant
The human body as a power plant
The technology developed by the ETH spin-off Mithras Technology wouldn't be out of place in a science fiction movie: the user's own body heat powers what is known as a thermoelectric generator to charge wearables and other electronic devices.

Psychology - Health - 10.03.2021
Reflecting on Your Own Capabilities Boosts Resilience
Reflecting on how you have overcome past personal challenges can help you process negative experiences, a new study from the University of Zurich confirms. Actively reminding yourself of your self-efficacy could also prove useful in the coronavirus era. The unpredictable nature of life during the coronavirus pandemic is particularly challenging for many people.

Social Sciences - Campus - 10.03.2021

Environment - Materials Science - 09.03.2021
The black gold of mushrooms
The black gold of mushrooms
Empa researchers have succeeded in extracting the pigment melanin in large quantities from a fungus. The gigantic Armillaria fungus in the service of science is one of the largest and oldest living organisms in the world. Potential applications for the "black gold" range from wood preservatives to the construction of water filters and historic musical instruments.

Campus - Mathematics - 09.03.2021

Psychology - 08.03.2021
The positive influence of intuition on decision-making
Katharina Fellnhofer researches how intuitive decision-making influences personal success.

Campus - 08.03.2021