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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.
Event - Computer Science/Telecom
13.10.2016
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.10.2016
All systems go for the Cybathlon
More than 70 teams from 25 countries will compete in the Cybathlon tomorrow, Saturday 8 October. The competitors are gradually arriving in Zurich, armed with high-tech gadgets and full of energy and excitement.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
04.10.2016
PlantVillage: A deep-learning app diagnoses crop diseases
PlantVillage: A deep-learning app diagnoses crop diseases
Scientists at EPFL and Penn State have trained a computer-learning algorithm to identify crop diseases with extremely high accuracy.
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.09.2016
Alcon launches the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System designed to further enhance retinal surgeon experience
Heads-up design using high definition 3D screen engineered to improve surgeons posture and may reduce fatigue   Offers enhanced 3D visualization with high-definition resolution, image depth, clarity
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
16.08.2016
Innovative IT solution to tackle cyber crime
Innovative IT solution to tackle cyber crime
An ETH spin-off, xorlab, has ambitious plans: it has developed a unique IT security solution that provides more effective protection against hacker attacks.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
18.07.2016
A Playful Approach to Quantum Computing
A Playful Approach to Quantum Computing
One day, quantum computers will perform rapid calculations and solve complex tasks for us. However, there are a few hurdles to overcome along the way.
Computer Science/Telecom
23.06.2016
Autonomous shuttles take over the old town in Sion
Autonomous shuttles take over the old town in Sion
23.06.16 - Driverless vehicles will be tested on public roads - a first for Switzerland - starting today.
Computer Science/Telecom
31.05.2016
In a New Method for Searching Image Databases, a Hand-drawn Sketch Is all it Takes
In a New Method for Searching Image Databases, a Hand-drawn Sketch Is all it Takes
Computer scientists at the University of Basel have developed a new method for conducting image and video database searches based on hand-drawn sketches. The user draws a sketch on a tablet or interactive paper, and the system searches for a matching image in the database. The new method is free to access for researchers.
Computer Science/Telecom
20.05.2016
"Switzerland can and should develop a neutral virtual space"
20.05.16 - The first Swiss Cyber Risk Research Conference, being held today at EPFL, brings together Swiss and international IT security specialists.
Arts and Design - Computer Science/Telecom
11.04.2016
DeepArt, the computer that paints your portrait
DeepArt, the computer that paints your portrait
11.04.16 - What would you say to having your selfie turned into a Van Gogh or Matisse painting? That's exactly what you can do with DeepArt, an algorithm that can generate a digital painting from any photo.
Computer Science/Telecom
06.04.2016
A graphene chip filters light to boost communications
A graphene chip filters light to boost communications
06.04.16 - A microchip that filters out unwanted radiation with the help of graphene has been developed by scientists from the EPFL and tested by researchers of the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The invention could be used in future devices to transmit wireless data ten times faster. EPFL and UNIGE scientists have developed a microchip using graphene that could help wireless tele share data at a rate that is ten times faster than currently possible.
Life Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
30.03.2016
Human Brain Project's Research Platforms Released
Human Brain Project's Research Platforms Released
30.03.16 - Public Release of Platforms Will Help Advance Collaborative Research in Neuroscience, Medicine, and Computing The Human Brain Project (HBP) is pleased to announce the release of initial versions of its six Information and Technology (ICT) Platforms to users outside the Project.
Computer Science/Telecom - Administration/Government
17.03.2016
Research database P3: new interactive visualizations of SNSF data
Research database P3: new interactive visualizations of SNSF data
It is now easier to obtain a clear and transparent overview of the thousands of scientific research projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
15.03.2016
EPFL sets up center for Scala programming language
EPFL sets up center for Scala programming language
15.03.16 - Twelve years after it was designed at EPFL, the Scala programming language is used by more than a half million developers around the world and by companies like Twitter, Netflix and Swisscom.
Computer Science/Telecom
29.02.2016
Game apps for creative kids
Game apps for creative kids
Augmented creativity can encourage children towards a new-found sense of creativity, cooperation and interaction with their environment.
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
24.02.2016
ETH researchers honoured
Last week, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the winners of the Consolidator Grants for talented young researchers.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.02.2016
"Alan Turing’s ideas still influence research"
Founded in 2015, the new Turing Centre at ETH Zurich brings together researchers and students of science, engineering and humanities.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.02.2016
Drones Learn To Search Forest Trails for Lost People
Drones Learn To Search Forest Trails for Lost People
Researchers at the University of Zurich, the Università della Svizzera italiana, and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland have developed software enabling drones to autonomously detect and follow forest paths.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
27.01.2016
ETH software to become a standard for drones
ETH software to become a standard for drones
Lorenz Meier, a doctoral student in computer science at ETH Zurich, created the PX4 software that is already being used to pilot many drones.
Computer Science/Telecom
23.12.2015
Rotate an Image, Another One Appears
23.12.15 - Hidden elements can now be placed into an inkjet printed image, thanks to EPFL software.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
27.11.2015
Measuring air pollution on a bicycle
Measuring air pollution on a bicycle
27.11.15 - A small group of EPFL students captured second place at the international competition iCan with their bike light with an air pollution gauge.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
24.11.2015
Smartphones to battle crop disease
Smartphones to battle crop disease
24.11.15 - EPFL and Penn State University are releasing an unprecedented 50,000 open-access photos of plant diseases.
Computer Science/Telecom
16.11.2015
A program that captions your photos
16.11.15 - Researchers have come up with a system capable of automatically captioning photos, including with sentences it was not taught.
Computer Science/Telecom
16.11.2015
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
05.11.2015
EPFL hosts robots from all over Switzerland
05.11.15 - They fly, crawl, swim or sift through rubble after a disaster: robots from all across Switzerland were brought to EPFL on Wednesday for the first ever Swiss Robotics Industry Day (video report).
Computer Science/Telecom
04.11.2015
Autonomous shuttles in the center of Sion
04.11.15 - For the first time in Switzerland, autonomous shuttles could make the rounds of a city center.
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.10.2015
When false alarms pollute intensive care
When false alarms pollute intensive care
29.10.15 - Two EPFL doctoral students created algorithms capable of eliminating false alarms that pollute intensive care units.
Mathematics - Computer Science/Telecom
21.10.2015
Using applied mathematics to track down counterfeits
Using applied mathematics to track down counterfeits
At this year's Pauli Lectures, mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies will offer an insight into her research on wavelets and digital signal processing.
Computer Science/Telecom - Physics/Materials Science
19.10.2015
Ensuring digital information does not get lost
Today ETH Zurich is launching its IT Security Initiative under the slogan, "Protect your Brainwork".
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
13.10.2015
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann is impressed by the ETH team
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann is impressed by the ETH team
Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor and head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Monday.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
28.09.2015
A folding robot weighing 4 grams that crawls and jumps
28.09.15 - Researchers at EPFL have come up with a folding, reconfigurable robot that is capable of crawling and jumping.
Chemistry - Computer Science/Telecom
21.09.2015
Acoustic imaging with outline detection
Acoustic imaging with outline detection
Scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones. When used in acoustic imaging, their technology makes it possible to detect only the outline of objects. Reverberated sound can make objects visible. The sonar is used in the shipping industry to acquire information about the seabed or shoals of fish, while gynaecologists use ultrasound images to study foetuses in the womb.
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