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Research Management - Social Sciences - 13.12.2023
Ukraine has lost 18% of its scientists due to the war
Ukraine has lost 18% of its scientists due to the war
18% of Ukraine's scientists have fled due to the war and research capacity is down 20%, according to researchers in a study where they urge stakeholders to plan future policies to ensure the return of talent for rebuilding Ukraine.

Innovation - 11.12.2023
Twenty years of outer space at EPFL
Twenty years of outer space at EPFL

Environment - Economics - 11.12.2023
CO2 offsets: an USI survey on voluntary market potential

Research Management - 11.12.2023
A guide to second publication rights

Environment - Innovation - 11.12.2023
Sustainable fuels and base chemicals for Switzerland
Sustainable fuels and base chemicals for Switzerland

Campus - 11.12.2023
Jean-Patrick Villeneuve at the United Nations, against corruption

Economics - 11.12.2023
Humanitarian logistics: support from USI to tackle the crisis in Ukraine

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.12.2023
The Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence participates in the Swiss AI Initiative

Physics - 08.12.2023
Federal Council appoints Christian RŁegg as Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI for a further term of office

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 08.12.2023
ETH Zurich receives major donation and plans teaching and research centre in Germany
ETH Zurich receives major donation and plans teaching and research centre in Germany

Transport - Materials Science - 08.12.2023
Charging electric cars without any cables
Charging electric cars without any cables
Eight stakeholders from business, science and the public sector launched the first project for wireless charging of electric vehicles in Switzerland at the end of November 2023.

Campus - Computer Science - 07.12.2023
Twelve professors appointed

Environment - Architecture - 07.12.2023
What will the Grande Dixence region look like 200 years from now?

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.12.2023
What should be done with all the CO2?
What should be done with all the CO2?
Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and storing it either in recycled concrete aggregate or in geological reservoirs in Iceland is not only technically feasible, but also has a positive carbon footprint.

Computer Science - Economics - 06.12.2023
Consumer preferences for AI-driven products
In an era where algorithms operate at the core of many products, a new study involving the University of Lucerne has investigated consumer preferences in relation to AI-driven technologies. The study shows how adaptive and pre-programmed algorithms can influence product preferences and purchasing decisions.

Materials Science - Innovation - 06.12.2023
Thin layers, high goals
Thin layers, high goals
Yaroslav Romanyuk has been working at Empa for around 15 years on complex thin-film technologies for solar cells, printed circuits, novel solid-state batteries and other applications.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.12.2023
Climate change and... water
Climate change and... water
More droughts in summer and autumn - combined, paradoxically, with an increased risk of flooding - and, in the long term, less snow in winter.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.12.2023
How wounds heal - and cancers grow
How wounds heal - and cancers grow
There are some striking parallels between how skin wounds heal and how malignant tumours grow. Cell culture can help us understand the mechanisms involved - but animal testing still has a role to play. Picture the scene: you're chopping an onion, and suddenly the knife slips, leaving you with a painful cut on your index finger.

Music - Architecture - 05.12.2023
Music and design in harmony

Environment - Physics - 05.12.2023
Quantifying groundwater through gravity variations
Quantifying groundwater through gravity variations
At a time when climate change is causing intense droughts to alternate with torrential rains, the RADMOGG project aims to assess the dynamics of the underground reservoirs to which the blue gold that falls from the sky flows, based on the measurement of minute variations in the Earth's gravity. The project's initiator, Landon Halloran, assistant professor at the University of Neuch‚tel's Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermal Energy (CHYN), presented its objectives at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting on November 17 and 18 in Mendrisio (TI ).

Health - Campus - 05.12.2023
Applying what you have studied in hospital
Applying what you have studied in hospital

Health - Innovation - 05.12.2023
Teaming up for better health
Teaming up for better health
What's the best way to translate research findings into clinical practice? A discussion with Monika Jšnicke, CEO of the University Hospital Zurich, Rahel Kubik, head of radiology at Kantonsspital Baden, and Christian Wolfrum, VP for Research at ETH Zurich.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.12.2023
A forensic look at biodiversity
A forensic look at biodiversity
From the giant blue whale to minuscule microbes, all creatures on this earth continuously shed traces of their DNA. These clues help researchers to determine the degree of biological diversity. ETH doctoral candidate Anish Kirtane stands in the middle of the River Limmat near the Werdinsel island, below the city of Zurich, wearing a large pair of rubber boots.

Event - History / Archeology - 05.12.2023
Dipping into the treasure trove
Dipping into the treasure trove

Health - Pharmacology - 05.12.2023
Improving patient safety
Improving patient safety
On the road to recovery, patients come into contact with clinicians from a whole range of disciplines.

Health - Economics - 05.12.2023
Entrepreneur for women's health
Entrepreneur for women’s health

Health - Pharmacology - 05.12.2023
In pursuit of sweat
In pursuit of sweat

Environment - 05.12.2023
Climate change and... permafrost
Climate change and... permafrost
Permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, is becoming rarer on our planet. Climate change causes it to warm up and ultimately thaw.

Computer Science - Innovation - 04.12.2023
Joint initiative for trustworthy AI
Joint initiative for trustworthy AI
ETH Zurich and EPFL are launching the "Swiss AI Initiative", whose purpose is to position Switzerland as a leading global hub for the development and implementation of transparent and reliable artificial intelligence (AI).

Environment - 04.12.2023
Climate change and... avalanches
Climate change and... avalanches
Climate change is having an impact on avalanche activity. Wet snow avalanches can be expected earlier and more frequently, while instabilities in dry snowpack are becoming less common. Unexpected changes in the weather, such as rain in midwinter, will continue to make the work of avalanche warning services and rescue workers challenging, not only in open terrain but also in ski resorts.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.12.2023
Climate change and... glaciers
Climate change and... glaciers
With increasing temperatures, more heatwaves and less snowfall, glacier melt is accelerating. Whether we will still have water reserves in the form of frozen ice by 2100 depends heavily on efforts to contain the climate crisis.

Health - Innovation - 04.12.2023
Accolades to IDSIA ’virtual rehabilitation’

Astronomy / Space - Life Sciences - 04.12.2023
In search of life
In search of life
Sascha Quanz searches for traces of life on extrasolar planets orbiting alien stars. The astrophysicist believes that gaining an understanding of life and its origin on Earth is an important stepping stone. Our Earth was formed around 4.5 billion years ago, and fossil evidence of life can be found in rocks that are over 3.5 billion years old.

Environment - Politics - 01.12.2023
President Berset presents Switzerland's goals at UN Climate Change Conference COP28

Environment - 01.12.2023
Climate change and... forests
Climate change and... forests
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL Climate change will significantly alter the Swiss forests.

Environment - 01.12.2023
The Public Relations Council Of India honours Matthew Hibberd

Campus - 01.12.2023
Epi Day 2023: communication, culture and society

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 30.11.2023
Lightweight insulating building elements from a 3D printer
Lightweight insulating building elements from a 3D printer
A doctoral researcher studying architecture at ETH Zurich is using 3D printing to produce lightweight insulation building components from cement-free mineral foams derived from recycled industrial waste. These could cut heating and cooling costs for buildings, and encourage more efficient use of construction materials.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.11.2023
Travelogue Greenland, part 2
Travelogue Greenland, part 2
SLF biologist Christian Rixen writes about his expedition to Greenland in the footsteps of historical botanists - and climate change.

Innovation - 30.11.2023
Technology and knowledge transfer for the energy transition at municipal level
Technology and knowledge transfer for the energy transition at municipal level
Under the motto "Idea generation and co-creation processes to promote technology transfer", around 60 participants from research, business, cantons and municipalities discussed innovative approaches to the energy transition at Empa in DŁbendorf on 24 November.

Transport - Environment - 30.11.2023
What roads would have to look like for more e-bikes than cars
What roads would have to look like for more e-bikes than cars
What happens when cities gear their road space primarily to the needs of cyclists and e-bikers? On a new popular-science website, researchers use examples from the city of Zurich to show what such an "E-Bike City" could one day look like. What would the streets look like if a city took half its traffic space and gave it to cycling and e-biking?

Campus - 29.11.2023
Audrey Leuba named Rector of the University of Geneva

Materials Science - Innovation - 29.11.2023
Improving the manufacturing of salt batteries
Improving the manufacturing of salt batteries
LISA: Innosuisse funding for battery research Empa will collaborate with Battery Consult AG, a research and development company specializing in salt battery technology, and the Swiss Innovation Park

Computer Science - 29.11.2023
Digital emblem for humanitarian law in cyberspace
Digital emblem for humanitarian law in cyberspace
Warfare is increasingly spreading to the realm of cyberspace. In response, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) wants to protect its digital infrastructure and that of humanitarian organisations with a digital emblem.

Agronomy / Food Science - 28.11.2023
The Challenge of Nutrient Losses - Agroscope Supports Agricultural Practitioners
The Challenge of Nutrient Losses - Agroscope Supports Agricultural Practitioners
Nutrient losses are a key topic for Swiss agriculture. Current Agroscope figures show that nitrogen and phosphorus losses have decreased by around 10 per cent since 2014/2016. Despite this, further efforts are needed to achieve the targets set by policy-makers. With a new series of factsheets, Agroscope is helping farmers improve nutrient efficiency and thereby reduce nutrient losses to the maximum extent possible.

Administration - 28.11.2023
The committees for official statistics, data management and data science will convene at the first Swiss Community Day on Data

Health - Innovation - 28.11.2023
EPFL's new Large Language Model for Medical Knowledge
EPFL's new Large Language Model for Medical Knowledge
Researchers have just released Meditron, the world's best performing open source Large Language Model tailored to the medical field designed to help guide clinical decision-making. Large language models (LLMs) are deep learning algorithms trained on vast amounts of text to learn billions of mathematical relationships between words (also called 'parameters').

Environment - 28.11.2023
Climate change and... winter sports
Climate change and... winter sports
With climate change resulting in less natural snow and higher temperatures, challenging times lie ahead for tourist destinations that depend on winter sports, as well as for winter sports fans.

Campus - 28.11.2023
The bike handlebars for the world champion