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Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
23.06.2017
Roche presents new data from GALLIUM study reinforcing clinical benefit of Gazyva/Gazyvaro in people with previously untreated follicular lymphoma
Roche presents new data from GALLIUM study reinforcing clinical benefit of Gazyva/Gazyvaro in people with previously untreated follicular lymphoma Longer follow-up showed sustained benefit in progression-free survival of Gazyva/Gazyvaro-based treatment over MabThera/Rituxan-based treatment regardless of chemotherapy regimens People with follicular lymphoma who received Gazyva/Gazyvaro-based treatment reported improvement in health-related qualit
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
14.06.2017
From the garage to the world
In 1999, PSI researchers founded the spin-off firm SwissNeutronics. Today the company has a staff of 15, sells high-precision components to research institutions all over the world, and still is based in the small town of Klingnau – not far from PSI.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
13.06.2017
New "WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and Health"
A lack of physical activity increases the risk for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases as well as diabetes and cancer.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
09.06.2017
Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices
Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) An international team of researchers led by the University of Bern and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has revealed a new way to tune the functionality of next-generation molecular electronic devices using graphene.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
07.06.2017
More concepts, fewer facts
More concepts, fewer facts
ETH biology lecturers have tested secondary school leavers and students to determine their knowledge of biological concepts.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.05.2017
New Method of Characterizing Graphene
New Method of Characterizing Graphene
Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing grapheneâ?‘s properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitance of graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Baselâ''s Department of Physics reported their findings in the journal Physical Review Applied.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
29.05.2017
To the limits of the feasible
First, the engineers and the physicists had to find each other. Then, however, the company Daetwyler built the undulators for the free-electron X-ray laser SwissFEL of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI as precisely as was possible: to one-tenth of the width of a hair.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
23.05.2017
Soot particles from GDI engines
Soot particles from GDI engines
Are new gasoline cars environmentally friendly? Not always, says a new study led by Empa scientists: some direct-injection gasoline engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.05.2017
High voltage for tomorrow's particle accelerator
High voltage for tomorrow’s particle accelerator
On behalf of CERN, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a high-tech device for the production of extremely precise, high voltage pulses that could be used in the next generation of particle accelerators.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
22.05.2017
Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies
Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
18.05.2017
XENON1T: the most sensitive detector on Earth
Dark matter is one of the basic constituents of the Universe, five times more abundant than ordinary matter.
Physics/Materials Science
16.05.2017
Persistent and curious
Persistent and curious
As Professor of Particle Physics, Felicitas Pauss played a key role in the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
15.05.2017
The future's bright, the future's OLED
The future’s bright, the future’s OLED
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) will soon show our world in a new light: the days of small light sources are numbered; in future, entire walls, ceilings, façades and car exteriors will light up our lives.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
12.05.2017
Hydrogen Bonds Directly Detected for the First Time
Hydrogen Bonds Directly Detected for the First Time
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope. Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have reported the results Advances. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe and is an integral part of almost all organic compounds.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
11.05.2017
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
08.05.2017
Quartz powder for the battery of the future
Quartz powder for the battery of the future
The invisible becomes visible within lithium-sulphur batteries Materials researchers of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland have, in collaboration with the Université Grenoble Alpes (France), developed a method that could enable a breakthrough for the lithium-sulphur battery. In theory, lithium-sulphur batteries can deliver considerably more energy than today's conventional lithium-ion batteries, but current prototypes show a distinct loss of capacity after just a few charging cycles.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
04.05.2017
A magic hood for artificial heart pumps
A magic hood for artificial heart pumps
Ten million people in Europe alone suffer from cardiac insufficiency, or a weak heart. One day, many of them may require a heart transplant.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.05.2017
Sustainable biomedical textiles for the
Sustainable biomedical textiles for the
The textile and clothing industry has a long history in Switzerland. In order to remain competitive in the international market, the industry relies on innovations.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
04.05.2017
Making a valuable resource usable with water
Making a valuable resource usable with water
New reaction for converting methane into methanol In oil extraction sites, gaseous methane is simply burned, even though it could actually be a useful precursor material for fuels and products of the chemical industry. One way to make methane usable is to convert it to methanol. Being liquid, methanol is easier to transport than methane, and it can be used both as fuel and as raw material for the chemical industry.
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.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
02.05.2017
Sodium and magnesium to replace lithium
Sodium and magnesium to replace lithium
Scientists supported by the SNSF have produced novel electrolytes for rechargeable sodium and magnesium batteries. The research group's objective was to develop alternatives to lithium-ion technology. A project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to the current lithium batteries.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
27.04.2017
Getting a Handle on Safety
Getting a Handle on Safety
Protons can accurately target and eliminate cancerous cells by erasing their genetic substance DNA. Doctors at the Centre for Proton Therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI use protons to treat patients with deep-seated tumours or ocular cancer.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.04.2017
Successful for 20 years: Probing materials with particles
Successful for 20 years: Probing materials with particles
Whether they study materials for the electronics of the future, batteries, or swords from the Bronze Age — for 20 years researchers from a range of disciplines have been using the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI for their investigations. At a symposium on 18 April, researchers looked back on the facility's successes and presented plans for modernisation.
Physics/Materials Science
12.04.2017
The double agents
They have two e-mail addresses, two offices, and two filing cabinets in two locations: Around 60 of the researchers at PSI are at the same time professors or lecturers at a Swiss university.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.04.2017
A better understanding of nanomaterials
A better understanding of nanomaterials
In the past six years, the National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP 64) intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact on humans and on the environment. Twenty-three research projects on biomedicine, the environment, energy, construction materials and food demonstrated the enormous potential of engineered nanoparticles for numerous applications in industry and medicine.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
06.04.2017
Second beamline for SwissFEL
Second beamline for SwissFEL
This year the first pilot experiments are starting at the free-electron X-ray laser SwissFEL. This new large-scale research facility of the PSI will generate very short pulses of X-ray light with the characteristics of laser light. With this X-ray light, researchers can carry out a broad spectrum of experiments.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Physics/Materials Science
05.04.2017
Federal Council sets strategic goals for the ETH Domain for 2017-2020
Bern, 05.04.2017 - On 5 April 2017 the Federal Council approved the strategic goals for the ETH Domain for 2017-2020.
Physics/Materials Science
31.03.2017
Science responds to industry
Science responds to industry
At the symposium ‘The Global Energy Challenge - A Corporate View', representatives of international companies will present their energy strategies and visions for the future, while researchers from ETH Zurich evaluate the strategies from a scientific point of view.
Physics/Materials Science
30.03.2017
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
30.03.2017
Observing chemical reactions in real
Observing chemical reactions in real
At Empa's Electron Microscopy Center, a new transmission electron microscope has recently been used that offers completely new opportunities for the physical and chemical analysis of very small samples. It can be used, for example, to observe the growth of nanocrystals in real time - and to record it on video.
Event - Physics/Materials Science
30.03.2017
Spark Award for fundamental research
ETH Professor Sabine Werner and her team won the Spark Award 2017 yesterday for their groundbreaking new approach to combating viral diseases. If their results can be confirmed, they could lead to the development of better treatments for viral diseases such as herpes.
Physics/Materials Science
29.03.2017
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann meets British Minister of State Jo Johnson
Bern, 29.03.2017 - On 29 March Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), met his British counterpart, Jo Johnson, the Minister of State for Universities.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
28.03.2017
Dominique Derome new Head of Laboratory
Dominique Derome new Head of Laboratory
On 1 April 2017, Dominique Derome will become the new Head of the Laboratory for Multiscale Studies in Building Physics.
Careers/Employment - Physics/Materials Science
24.03.2017
Facilitating innovation in space
Facilitating innovation in space
The ESA BIC Switzerland  programme is starting its second round with seven additional start-ups. Amongst others, the jury was won over by the ETH spin-off ‘IRsweep'. Using a spectrometer that utilises infra-red laser radiation, the startup wants to make environmental analysis from space more precise.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.03.2017
Rare Earths Become Water-repellent Only as They Age
Rare Earths Become Water-repellent Only as They Age
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. In the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Basel, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Paul Scherrer Institute report that it is these reactions that are responsible for the hydrophobic effect.
Physics/Materials Science
21.03.2017
Start with the users
Start with the users
An app for building managers - or data glasses that help you learn physics concepts' During the first "SPH Innovation Challenge", ETH students spent a week working on their own project ideas.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
17.03.2017
Hydrogen inclusions mapped in high-resolution and in 3D
Hydrogen inclusions mapped in high-resolution and in 3D
Using a nano-tomography method, material scientists have succeeded in localizing hydrogen inclusions within a structural metal in 3D for the first time. This was made possible by a uniquely modified measurement method developed at ETH Zurich. Hydrogen is a problem for many metals. If hydrogen atoms are included in a metal, the material properties can be severely affected, causing it to become brittle or cracked.
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.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Physics/Materials Science
14.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
14.03.2017
Rays of hope for patients
Rays of hope for patients
Tumours of the eye are rare. Yet for those affected, they mean a stroke of fate that involves not only the loss of vision but often the whole eye as well.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
10.03.2017
New professors appointed
New professors appointed
The ETH Board appointed three new professors and awarded the title of Professor to five recipients upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella At its meeting of 8/9 March 2017, the ETH Board appo
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
10.03.2017
Nominations of EPFL professors
Nominations of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of three professors at EPFL.
Physics/Materials Science
06.03.2017
Up-and-coming scientists compete at EPFL
Up-and-coming scientists compete at EPFL
On Saturday, EPFL hosted 250 budding young scientists - aged between 8 and 15 - in the fifth annual ‘Curious and Inventive' science competition, run by the school's Science Outreach Department.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
02.03.2017
New
New "heart" for CERN’s CMS experiment
CERN's CMS experiment - one of the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider received a new heart today - a pixel detector much like a high-speed digital camera that snaps images up to 40 million times per second. Earlier today, physicists and engineers at CERN replaced the heart of the Compact Muon Solenoid ( CMS ) experiment, one of the two general purpose particle physics detectors that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
02.03.2017
X-ray pulses make atomic oscillations
X-ray pulses make atomic oscillations
Researchers from the Max Born Institute in Berlin, Empa and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have, for the first time, been able to observe minute, ultrafast atomic oscillations in a crystal lattice with the help of a new experimental technique. These oscillations, which are triggered by light pulses, are based on a physical effect - Raman scattering - which was postulated about 100 years ago.
Physics/Materials Science
01.03.2017
Crystalline and liquid at the same time
Crystalline and liquid at the same time
When matter is cooled to near absolute zero, intriguing phenomena emerge. These include supersolidity, where crystalline structure and frictionless flow occur together. ETH researchers have succeeded in realising this strange state experimentally for the first time. Solid, liquid or gas - we encounter these three clearly defined states of matter every day.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Physics/Materials Science
28.02.2017
Welcome to Esiville
Welcome to Esiville
With increasing expansion of solar and wind plants, integrating irregularly generated power into the existing energy system is becoming a challenge.
Physics/Materials Science
27.02.2017
At home in NEST
At home in NEST
Two students are now living in the NEST unit Vision Wood. Communications intern Ramona Ronner visited Patryk Spera and David Norris in their very unusual flat, and talked to them about their life in a research environment.
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