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Computer Science - Career - 06.03.2020

Physics - Environment - 06.03.2020
19 new professors appointed
At its last meeting, the ETH Board appointed a total of 19 new professors at the request of the President of ETH Zurich, Joël Mesot.

Earth Sciences - 06.03.2020

Event - Computer Science - 06.03.2020

Physics - Electroengineering - 05.03.2020
Longest microwave quantum link
Longest microwave quantum link
Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated a five-metre-long microwave quantum link, the longest of its kind date. It can be used both for future quantum computer networks and for experiments in basic quantum physics research. Collaboration is everything - also in the quantum world. To build powerful quantum computers in the future, it will be necessary to connect several smaller computers to form a kind of cluster or local network (LAN).

Research Management - Career - 04.03.2020

Administration - Life Sciences - 03.03.2020

Health - 03.03.2020

Health - Environment - 03.03.2020
Legionella control efforts intensified in Switzerland - new
Legionella control efforts intensified in Switzerland - new "LeCo" project launched
Legionnaires' disease is becoming more common in Switzerland: 582 cases were recorded by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in 2019 - twice as many as in 2013.

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 02.03.2020

Environment - 27.02.2020
Climate change affects urban stormwater systems
Climate change affects urban stormwater systems
Urban stormwater systems consist of endless kilometres of subterranean pipes which discharge water from the urban area as swiftly and comprehensively as possible.

Chemistry - Environment - 27.02.2020
The cold-start dilemma
With hybrid cars and plug-in hybrids, cold starts occur more frequently when the internal combustion engine stops and the electric motor pushes the car through town. How quickly can the catalytic converter be preheated so that it can still clean exhaust gases well? What would be the method of choice? A team of Empa researchers is investigating.

Administration - Life Sciences - 25.02.2020

Computer Science - Art and Design - 24.02.2020
Box office success thanks to artificial intelligence
Box office success thanks to artificial intelligence
Largo Films, an EPFL spin-off, unveiled its data-assisted movie-making software to producers and other movie-industry specialists today at the Berlin Film Festival.

Psychology - 21.02.2020
Delving into self-consciousness at EPFL
What if the key to conveying complex scientific concepts like self-consciousness was to bring art and science together? From 25 February to 1 March, EPFL ArtLab will play host to the Immersive Lab, which offers visitors an interactive, multisensory experience. Are those your hands you see on that panoramic screen? Maybe, maybe not.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 19.02.2020

Environment - Innovation - 18.02.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.02.2020
There will be organisms without biological parents
There will be organisms without biological parents
Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and industry. Beat Christen discusses their risks and benefits. Every living creature on earth has parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on - representing an unbroken line of ancestry all the way back to the very first organisms that lived here billions of years ago.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.02.2020
Underestimated chemical diversity
An international team of researchers has conducted a global review of all registered industrial chemicals: some 350,000 different substances are produced and traded around the world - well in excess of the 100,000 reached in previous estimates.

Physics - Health - 13.02.2020
IRSOL, where Ticino and solar physics come together
DAML and Canton: a private and scalable platform for breaking information silos Faculty of Informatics José Ossandon (Copenhagen Business School): The concept of market (after market design) Faculty

Materials Science - 13.02.2020
Bedded on roses
Bedded on roses
To provide laundry with fragrances without the effect disappearing after the first laundering is quite a challenge.

Administration - Computer Science - 12.02.2020

Earth Sciences - 11.02.2020
Postglacial erosion: new insights from the Mont Blanc massif
Assessing the impact of Quaternary glaciation at the Earth's surface implies understanding of the long-term evolution of alpine landscapes.

Pharmacology - Health - 11.02.2020
Novartis announces MET inhibitor capmatinib (INC280), the first potential treatment for METex14 mutated advanced non-small cell lung cancer, granted priority FDA review
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG FDA Priority Review for capmatinib based on Phase II data in first-line and previously treated patients with MET exon 14 skipping

Computer Science - Health - 11.02.2020
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye tracking, promises better prostheses.