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An app that saves children's lives
In remote villages in Peru, pneumonia is one of the most common causes of death in children. Now researchers from ETH Zurich are in the process of developing an app to help identify the illness early on. Read more
04.03.2017 | Education
Let us out!
Smartphones, not identification keys; biodiversity, not species memorisation: Environmental scientists’ field trips are now a lot more practical. The fact that they can go on field trips at all comes down to the students’ own persistence. Read more
04.12.2016 | Research
Insects and algae in place of beef and chicken
Conventional livestock farming alone cannot meet the world population’s growing demand for protein. Alexander Mathys, Professor of Sustainable Food Processing, is seeking out the most sustainable alternatives. Read more
03.12.2016 | Innovation
From start-up to global market leader
Sensirion and GetYourGuide: two ETH spin-offs in entirely different market sectors, but both highly successful. Their common denominators? Fruitful business ideas, entrepreneurs with the courage to venture into new territory – and the support of the right employees. Read more
18.09.2016 | Research
The microdoctors in our bodies
ETH researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs. Read more
17.09.2016 | Research
Brain to robot: "move, please"
Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: a project from the ETH Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke patients. Read more
18.06.2016 | Education
Top-speed knowledge transfer
In an age of lifelong learning, returning to the classroom over and over is the norm. ETH is no exception, which is why continuing education will be accorded more importance here in future. Read more
14.06.2016 | Research
Better and cheaper materials
High-performance batteries, luminous semiconductors, sensitive detectors: chemist Maksym Kovalenko is working to develop materials that are both more powerful and more economical than those we use today. Read more