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Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
07.12.2017
Using artificial intelligence to advance personalized medicine
Opened less than a year ago, the Swiss Data Science Center - a joint initiative between EPFL and ETH Zurich - has already launched eight research projects in fields ranging from personalized medicine and environmental protection to open science. Each project brings together experts from several disciplines to join forces in tackling some of society's biggest challenges.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
17.10.2017
Researchers defy the limits of streaming
Researchers defy the limits of streaming
Given the growing number of users and the widening range of devices, streaming is no longer viable in its current form owing to the substantial amount of power and storage capacity it requires.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
05.10.2017
CrowdAI: the open, data-science challenge platform
CrowdAI: the open, data-science challenge platform
crowdAI, an EPFL-developed open data science challenge platform that hosts machine learning competitions, has been awarded over $100,000 from Amazon and Nvidia for its latest challenge, "Learning to Run" .
Law/Forensics - Computer Science/Telecom
28.09.2017
Big data conquers legal analysis
Big data conquers legal analysis
Researchers supported by the SNSF have set up a free and accessible integrated database of legal cases involving international economic law. Their work represents an important milestone for research and practice. The number of legal agreements and disputes is increasing rapidly. Analysing them using conventional scientific methods has become all but impossible, and legal academia is now turning to big data for answers.
Computer Science/Telecom
25.09.2017
Antarctica: the wind sublimates snowflakes
Antarctica: the wind sublimates snowflakes
A team of researchers has collected new data that shows a significant decrease in snow precipitation close to the ground in Antarctica, which has an impact on the ice sheet surface mass balance. Researchers have observed and characterized a weather process that was not previously known to occur in Antarctica's coastal regions.
Computer Science/Telecom
22.09.2017
Developing robots that can walk more naturally
Walking on two legs isn't as easy as it seems. Especially for robots, where a natural stride is a major challenge. Researchers at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory are testing novel systems to improve humanoids' ability to walk and interact. For humans, it comes perfectly naturally. But walking on two legs is actually a complicated task, requiring several muscles to perform delicate balancing acts.
Computer Science/Telecom
20.09.2017
Drones can almost see in the dark
A conventional camera and an event camera (on the right) picture the same building. The latter reports changes in brightness for each pixel.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
07.09.2017
High-speed Quantum Memory for Photons
High-speed Quantum Memory for Photons
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer.
Computer Science/Telecom
04.09.2017
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
29.08.2017
The creative data interpreters
The creative data interpreters
The ETH spin-off SpinningBytes programs software that uses machine learning not only to analyse but also to understand huge amounts of data. It enables customised solutions to be developed for numerous IT problems, and allows new insights to be gained from previously unused data. It all began a few years ago: Mark Cieliebak, Martin Jaggi and Fatih Uzdilli were computer science researchers at ETH and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), and published their technologies in scientific papers.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
29.08.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
28.08.2017
"Medicine is becoming model-driven"
ETH Professor and computer scientist Joachim Buhmann works intensively on healthcare issues. In an interview with ETH News, he explains how computer models will make their way into the world of medicine, and talks about models that are so complicated that humans can no longer process them alone.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
23.08.2017
The love of problem-solving
The love of problem-solving
What if you had the chance to complete your own research project at ETH over the summer and to join in discussions about the university‘s future' Two students, Katherine Bancroft and Siqi Liu,
Computer Science/Telecom - Arts and Design
27.07.2017
An app to help you zero in on summer fun
An app to help you zero in on summer fun
An app developed by an EPFL doctoral student suggests outings you're sure to like - from sporting events to culture and outdoor fun.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
19.07.2017
Smart walk assist improves rehabilitation
A mobile harness suspended from the ceiling is now equipped with intelligent motion analysis for tailored walking rehabilitation in people suffering from spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological disorders affecting gait.
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.07.2017
"It’s always a compromise"
Digitalisation simplifies many aspects of our everyday life, but it also creates new risks. Srdjan Capkun, Professor for Information Security, explains how to find the right balance between convenience and security.
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
07.07.2017
Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich
Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich
The ETH Board appointed new professors at ETH Zurich as part of its meeting of 5/6 July 2017, in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
04.07.2017
On fast track at ETH
On fast track at ETH
At the age of 29, Professor of Computer Science Mohsen Ghaffari is one of the youngest professors at ETH Zurich.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
29.06.2017
Building with robots and 3D printers
Building with robots and 3D printers
At the Empa and Eawag NEST building in Dübendorf, eight ETH Zurich professors are collaborating with business partners to build the three-storey DFAB HOUSE.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
27.06.2017
More security in cyberspace
More security in cyberspace
At yesterday's Cyber Risks Summit at ETH Zurich, international experts discussed and presented the latest scientific and technological approaches for effectively protecting society from the dangers of cyberspace.
Computer Science/Telecom - Event
22.06.2017
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
20.06.2017
‘We have to seize this opportunity'
‘We have to seize this opportunity’
Die Digitalisierung verändert grundlegend immer mehr Lebensbereiche. Für ETH-Präsident Lino Guzzella ist klar: Dieser Wandel ist für die Schweiz eine grosse Chance, denn sie hat ideale Voraussetzungen, eine leistungsfähige Digitalindustrie aufzubauen.
Computer Science/Telecom
19.06.2017
Piz Daint is a world leader
Piz Daint is a world leader
After an extensive hardware upgrade at the end of last year, the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint is now the most powerful mainframe computer outside Asia.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.06.2017
Computer Science/Telecom
12.06.2017
Smarter use of mobile data
Smarter use of mobile data
The data constantly collected and reported by smartphones can find numerous applications. An SNSF-funded project devoted to crowdsensing has found ways to improve privacy and localisation accuracy as well as reduce the impact on hardware. Connecting data from the world's smartphones could put a global supercomputer into all of our pockets.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
05.06.2017
Novartis announces ground-breaking collaboration with IBM Watson Health on outcomes-based care in advanced breast cancer
Collaboration will use real-world patient data and cognitive computing with aim of improving outcomes in advanced breast cancer Brings Novartis innovation and breast cancer expertise together with IBM Watson Health proficiency in data analytics and machine learning Collaboration initiating in breast cancer given Novartis heritage and expertise; opportunity to expand to enhance outcomes for patients with other cancers â‘â'â‘â'â‘â'â‘â'â‘â'â‘â' â?
Computer Science/Telecom - Astronomy
19.05.2017
Building trust and intelligence in a digitalised world
Building trust and intelligence in a digitalised world
ETH Meets New York to explore Blockchain technologies, machine learning, and artificial intelligence with academia and industry.
Computer Science/Telecom - Architecture
05.05.2017
How does trust work on the internet?
How does trust work on the internet?
A secure and reliable internet generates trust. Just how the internet creates trust is a matter for debate between ETH computer scientists and social scientists - for example, in a public session on 9 May 2017.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
03.05.2017
Materials in a digitalized world
We hope to lead you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term «applied research» is defined at Empa.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
20.04.2017
Sounds provide a safer login
Sounds provide a safer login
A start-up formed by a group of IT specialists at ETH has come up with a simple and user-friendly way to enhance network security.
Computer Science/Telecom - Philosophy
25.03.2017
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
Sometimes it's the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent.
Computer Science/Telecom - Physics/Materials Science
16.03.2017
3-D X-ray imaging makes the finest details of a computer chip visible
3-D X-ray imaging makes the finest details of a computer chip visible
Researchers of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have made detailed 3-D images of a commercially available computer chip. This marks the first time a non-destructive method has visualized the paths of a chip's internal wiring (just 45 nanometres — 45 millionths of a millimetre — wide) and its 34-nanometre-high transistors clearly without distortions or deformations.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
14.03.2017
Is Reliable Artificial Intelligence Possible?
Is Reliable Artificial Intelligence Possible?
In the quest for reliable artificial intelligence, EPFL scientist Marcel Salathé argues that AI technology should be openly available.
Computer Science/Telecom
08.03.2017
An insight into the workplace of tomorrow
An insight into the workplace of tomorrow
Could we soon be working alongside robots' Treffpunkt Science City will focus on this and other questions at the Experience Sundays dedicated to "Working in the World 4.0".
Computer Science/Telecom
25.02.2017
Federal Councillor Berset visits the Disney lab
Federal Councillor Berset visits the Disney lab
Federal Councillor Alain Berset was invited by Lino Guzzella to visit ETH Zurich on Friday. Berset seemed very impressed by what he saw at the Disney Research Zurich research laboratory.
Computer Science/Telecom - Law/Forensics
21.02.2017
Informatics, innovation and ethics: 36 research projects explore big data
The SNSF is launching the National Research Programme ‘Big Data', which aims to develop novel methods of information analysis, to create specific applications and to suggest solutions to the ethical and legal challenges posed by big data. Several billion gigabytes of data are created each day.
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
17.02.2017
Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait
Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait
Researchers at EPFL and UNIL have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits - less efficient for robots - are used by real insects since they have adhesive pads to walk in three dimensions. The results provide novel approaches for roboticists and new information to biologists.
Computer Science/Telecom - Agronomy/Food Science
12.02.2017
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
EPFL hosted the first OpenFood Hackdays this past Friday and Saturday. The event attracted 110 participants, whose goal was to brainstorm technological solutions to food-related challenges.
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.02.2017
Switzerland Launches a National Center for Data Science
Switzerland Launches a National Center for Data Science
Switzerland is creating a National Center for Data Science to foster innovation in data science, multidisciplinary research and open science.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
18.01.2017
ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos: ‘Magic through Technology'
ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos: ‘Magic through Technology’
ETH Zurich is presenting its latest research findings in a public exhibition at the World Economic Forum 2017.
Computer Science/Telecom
17.01.2017
Work in the year 2050
Work in the year 2050
How will digitalisation, artificial intelligence and robotics change the world of work? This question was discussed by numerous experts from business and academia at the ‘Global Talent Summit' before an audience of more than 300 in the Audi Max room at ETH Zurich.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
23.12.2016
A world record followed by a world premiere
A world record followed by a world premiere
A new world record for acceleration, a timber roof built by construction robots, and a unique competition for people with disabilities: in 2016, research and campus life at ETH Zurich were dominated by innovation and premieres.
Architecture - Computer Science/Telecom
19.12.2016
The lab that's betting on low-tech
From the Saint Loup Chapel in Pompaples to the soon-to-be-completed Vidy Theatre Pavilion in Lausanne, the lab run by Yves Weinand is developing new innovations based on an age-old material: wood.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
01.12.2016
Swiss businesses are good process innovators
Swiss businesses are good process innovators
Switzerland's economy is facing some tough challenges: technologies are developing rapidly, processes are being amalgamated both inside and outside production facilities, and business units are becoming increasingly interconnected.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.11.2016
Robotic encounters
Visitors are flocking to Treffpunkt Science City. Around 3,600 captivated visitors attended the Sunday Special ‘Die Roboter sind los' (Robots on the loose) to see ETH Zurich's various robotics projects in action.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
27.10.2016
A Composite Thread that Varies in Rigidity
A Composite Thread that Varies in Rigidity
EPFL scientists have developed a new type of composite thread that varies in stiffness depending on its temperature.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.10.2016
Welcome to the World 4.0!
Welcome to the World 4.0!
Self-driving cars, talking robots and intelligent houses: the autumn edition of the Treffpunkt Science City series begins next Sunday and will focus on everyday life in the World 4.0.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.10.2016
Collaboration has never been as close as it is today?
Collaboration has never been as close as it is today?
This week, the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano celebrates its 25 th anniversary. Christoph Schär, ETH professor with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, was there from the very start.
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