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Pharmacology - 22.10.2020

Life Sciences - 21.10.2020
How the visual cortex combines movement and vision
How the visual cortex combines movement and vision
The Keller group had previously shown that the coupling of sensory and motor experience was critical for normal sensorimotor processing. The researchers have now identified the particular subset of cortical neurons responsible for computing mismatches between what we expect to see based on movement and what we actually see, and are likely essential for helping us distinguish between self-generated and externally generated sensations.

Career - Social Sciences - 21.10.2020

Computer Science - 20.10.2020
Data centers need to consider their carbon footprint
Digital technology is running up against its physical limits. One solution is to build more data centers - but that needs to go hand in hand with a reduction in their carbon footprint.

Environment - Event - 20.10.2020

Health - Computer Science - 20.10.2020

Environment - 20.10.2020
Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin
Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin
The contributions to people provided by trees in Geneva outweigh their disadvantages, regardless of whether they are of native or non-native origin. Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem services: they reduce air pollution and noise, provide habitat and shelter for other species, and reduce erosion during heavy rains.

Campus - 19.10.2020
New platform makes Namibia Archive available online
New platform makes Namibia Archive available online
The Dammann collection contains photographs and sound recordings, for example of Adelheid Mbuandjou.

Social Sciences - Innovation - 19.10.2020
Interdisciplinary cooperation
Interdisciplinary cooperation
Ten years ago, ETH took the bold step of establishing a presence abroad in the form of its very own research centre.

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.