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History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese Oberland
Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese Oberland
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The people in Switzerland were on the move in the High Alps and running alpine pastures 7,000 years ago and therefore much earlier than previously assumed. A study by the University of Bern that combines archaeological knowledge with findings from palaeoecology comes to this conclusion.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - History/Archeology
A computed tomography scanner for objects
A computed tomography scanner for objects
Micro computed tomography scanners deliver very high-resolution images of the internal structure of materials.
Media - History/Archeology
Can conflict be predicted?
Can conflict be predicted?
Modern data science techniques can also be useful in conflict research. However suggests that certain expectations regarding the predictability of armed conflict are unrealistic. ETH News caught up with him for a chat. ETH News: Mr Cederman, your research deals with violent conflict, as well as the ability to predict it.
Physics/Materials Science - History/Archeology
Historical copper, trapped in ice
Historical copper, trapped in ice
South America's mining industry supplies half the world with copper. The world's largest mines are located in the Andes.
Architecture - History/Archeology
Bringing energy-hungry buildings up to date
Bringing energy-hungry buildings up to date
As buildings evolve from energy consumers to energy producers, architecture is seeing a major paradigm shift, with building renovations becoming a real challenge.
History/Archeology - Event
Fifty years of the Archives of Contemporary History
Fifty years of the Archives of Contemporary History
What began as a student initiative has today become one of Switzerland's most distinguished archives.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
"I can see no alternative to the multilateral path"
Streams of refugees, global warming, the Euro crisis - it seems we spend our time arguing about our problems in marathon negotiations when we should really be solving them instead.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
"The information about the site is very limited, but we still have the ruins"
"Analysis of historical urban development broadens our perspective on how urban spaces are shaped and deployed.
Chemistry - History/Archeology
“I'm interested in almost everything”
“I’m interested in almost everything”
On Monday Kay Schaller was elected as the new VSETH president. He takes over this important role of representing his fellow students from his predecessor, Thomas Gumbsch.
Computer Science/Telecom - History/Archeology
Valuable historic documents
As part of the Humanitarian Switzerland project, the Archives of Contemporary History has integrated into its database a total of 250 hours of video and audio recordings featuring contemporary witnesses.
Earth Sciences - History/Archeology
Paleoclimatology - revisiting a tiny prehistoric witness
Paleoclimatology - revisiting a tiny prehistoric witness
New insights into the growth dynamics of minuscule marine organisms could help put the study of Earth's climate, both present and prehistoric, on a more solid footing. For hundreds of millions of years, the tiny shells of single-celled marine organisms called foraminifera have been accumulating on the ocean floor.
New SNF research grant for Prof. Anu Wadhwa
New SNF research grant for Prof. Anu Wadhwa
Anu Wadhwa has been awarded a grant by the SNF to study uncertainty in the venture capital investements practices in the cleantech sector.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
Novartis announces Aliskiren will continue to be available to appropriate patients, as FDA interim assessment is concluded; product information updated
Combination product Valturna to be voluntarily withdrawn from the US market as of July 20, 2012 Basel, Switzerland April 19, 2012 - Novartis announced today that the Tekturna labels have been updated
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
Getting inside the mind (and up the nose) of our ancient ancestors
Getting inside the mind (and up the nose) of our ancient ancestors
Reorganisation of the brain and sense organs could be the key to the evolutionary success of vertebrates, one of the great puzzles in evolutionary biology, according to a paper by an international team of researchers, published today in Nature.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
Novartis therapy GilenyaTM reduced the risk of MS disability progression regardless of treatment history or disease severity, new analysis shows
Gilenya delayed the progression of disability both for patients who were previously treated for their MS and for patients who had not received prior treatment 11 scientific abstracts on Gilenya effic
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
Banken ohne moralischen Kompass
Zurich - University of Zurich Das moderne Finanzwesen hat sich von religiösen und moralischen Grundsätzen gelöst. Nicht so das «Islamic Banking».
Business/Economics - History/Archeology
Muhammad als formidabler Risikomanager
Zurich - University of Zurich «Islamic Banking» ist kein Nischenprodukt mehr. Auch Schweizer Banken wie UBS und CS verfügen heute über Scharia-konforme Anlagemöglichkeiten.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
Verschmähte Pracht
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Malerei gilt als Inbegriff der Kunst. Wandteppiche und andere textile Kunstwerke werden dagegen als zweitrangig wahrgenommen und wenig erforscht.
NCCR sesam: A Positive Review for the SNSF from the Swiss Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations
10.12.2009 / Bern - SNF The Swiss Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations gave the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) a clean report on its handling of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "sesam", which was discontinued at the end of September 2009.
History/Archeology - Media
Wenn der Imam Deutsch spricht
Zurich - University of Zurich Sollen Imame und islamische Religionslehrer künftig in der Schweiz ausgebildet werden können? Ja, sagen viele Muslime und Schweizer Institutionen in einer neuen Studie der Universität Zürich.