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16.08.2017 | Innovation

Online campaign against invasive plants

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. Read more 

15.08.2017 | Innovation

The smart grid analysts

ETH spin-off Adaptricity has developed a piece of software that can be used to analyse the increasingly intelligent power grids. It will soon be put to the entrepreneurial test, with sales of software licences set to begin this autumn. Read more 

14.08.2017 | Research

The right order

Ingo Scholtes from the Chair of Systems Design has developed an analytical method that takes account of the chronological order of connections within networks. This not only makes it possible to more accurately identify links between topics on the internet, but also makes it easier to predict the spread of epidemics, for example. Read more 

11.08.2017 | Innovation | 1 Comment

Ce sont les données, qui font la musique

The ETH spin-off Bonsai Systems helps musicians to improve their movement, use of force and body position. The new technology for various instruments will be demonstrated at Scientifica. Visitors will be able to view and test the new tools for wind and string instruments. Read more 

10.08.2017 | Research | 1 Comment

An expert in tiny medical helpers

Simone Schürle likes to get to the bottom of things. Since August, the micro- and nanotechnology expert and fellow of the «Society in Science» , has been working as Assistant Professor of Responsive Biomedical Systems at ETH Zurich to develop tiny machines for medical applications in the human body. Read more 

08.08.2017 | Research | 1 Comment

Multi-nutrient rice against malnutrition

ETH researchers have developed a new rice variety that not only has increased levels of the micronutrients iron and zinc in the grains, but also produces beta-carotene as a precursor of vitamin A. This could help to reduce micronutrient malnutrition, or «hidden hunger», which is widespread in developing countries. Read more 

07.08.2017 | Research

Spectacular images thanks to an efficient algorithm

Filming of spectacular action scenes is expensive and the creative possibilities are often limited. An ETH doctoral student has developed an algorithm that allows drones to implement the desired picture compositions independently. Read more 

03.08.2017 | Research

When time ravages from within

Will the reinforced concrete bridge still be standing for years to come, or has corrosion already set in? ETH scientists have discovered that previous concrete samples were too small to allow a reliable statement on the condition of reinforced concrete. Read more 

02.08.2017 | Research | 2 Comments

Fighting dehydration with wearables and big data

Dehydration is one of the most common causes of death among young children in the developing world – particularly during the hot summer months. ETH Professor Walter Karlen and his team of researchers have developed an inexpensive mobile device that could be used by laypeople to more effectively treat dehydration. Read more 

31.07.2017 | Research

Clarifiying complex chemical processes with quantum computers

Science and the IT industry have high hopes for quantum computing, but descriptions of possible applications tend to be vague. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now come up with a concrete example that demonstrates what quantum computers will actually be able to achieve in the future. Read more 

28.07.2017 | Innovation | 2 Comments

From Zurich to Berlin in 35 minutes

Fifty students from ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities want to revolutionise transport. For a race set up by Elon Musk, they have developed a zero emission capsule that could in future transport people and goods through a vacuum tube at almost the speed of sound. Read more 

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