Neophytes – invasive plants that are alien to the region – are a huge burden on the public purse. The ETH spin-off “In-Finitude” has set up a new online platform right on time for the growing season. This displays the locations of the invasive neophytes across Switzerland and offers support to landowners and local authorities in combatting them.
25.07.2017 | Prof. Achim Walter, ETH Zürich | 2 Comments
Escaping the hamster wheel
Technology opens the doors to new worlds. Yet it’s both a blessing and a curse, and as scientists, we should take care not to drive the wheel of development on faster than we need to. Summer might be the ideal time for a light-hearted look at this idea.
14.07.2017 | Prof. Harald Bugmann, ETH Zurich
Mountain forests don’t need humans – but we need them
Forests in the mountain regions of our planet are fragile ecosystems, suffering from the impact of climate change. However, to survive in the long-term, these ecosystems do not need human intervention. It is rather the humans in the mountain regions who depend on healthy forests and the protection they provide.
Now in the ETH magazine Globe: "Everything goes digital"
21.06.2017 | Globe magazine
The eyes have it
Patients with age-related retinal disease need regular injections in the eye. At the moment, these must be given by specially trained medical doctors, but a robot may well handle this task in the near future.