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23.06.2017 | Zukunftsblog | 1 Comment

Technological innovation “trumps” politics

Technological innovation, often induced by national and sub-national policies, is a key driver of global climate and energy policy ambition and action. Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement will hardly affect this trend. Read more 

22.06.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Olga Sorkine-Hornung wins Rössler Prize

Computer scientist Olga Sorkine has won this year’s Rössler Prize for her work in the field of computer graphics. The prize comes with a research award of CHF 200,000. Read more 

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. Read more 

20.06.2017 | News | 1 Comment

“We have to seize this opportunity”

Digitalisation is leading to profound changes in more and more areas of life. For ETH President Lino Guzzella, it is clear that these changes present a huge opportunity for Switzerland, as the country offers the ideal conditions in which to build a competitive digital industry. Read more 

19.06.2017 | News

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. With a peak performance in excess of 20 petaflops, it will enable pioneering research in Switzerland and Europe. Read more 

16.06.2017 | News | 3 Comments

A new view of the world

The Swiss World Atlas has been published in a completely revised new edition. In addition to the usual topographic relief maps, it also contains maps on current global issues such as the environment, energy and conflicts. Read more 

15.06.2017 | Globe magazine

Medicine is awash in data

Genomics, digital patient files and real-time health surveillance – never before have we had access to so much health data. Three ETH researchers explain how they extract relevant information from this sea of data and the potential benefits for personalised medicine. Read more 

14.06.2017 | News

Universal stabilisation

ETH researchers led by Lucio Isa have developed microparticles with a rough, raspberry-like surface that stabilise emulsions following a new principle. Read more 

13.06.2017 | News

Boost for Zurich biomedicine

The Helmut Horten Foundation has supported Zurich’s medical hub for many years. Now, a new donation to ETH will enable the strengthening of the Zurich-Ticino “health axis”. Read more 

12.06.2017 | News

Fighting fire blight and detecting Salmonella

ETH researchers have created an effective weapon against the plant disease fire blight and a new method for detection of Salmonella. Both are based on particular viruses that attack only one species of bacteria. Read more 

10.06.2017 | Globe magazine

Programmed by computers

ETH Professor Martin Vechev is automating computer programming: he is one of the first researchers ever to teach computers how to write their own software. This makes him one of the founders of a new field of research that is growing rapidly. Read more 

09.06.2017 | News

Hybrid membrane creates a stir on the global market

ETH Professor Raffaele Mezzenga and his senior researcher Sreenath Bolisetty have developed a filter membrane that efficiently removes heavy metals and other toxic substances from water. Strong demand for the new technology has encouraged them to set up a new ETH spin-off, BluAct Technologies. Read more 

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