ETH News

25.04.2017 | News

A novel form of iron for fortification of foods

Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles: ETH researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and drinks. Read more 

24.04.2017 | News

Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

Even small changes in global temperature can trigger a migration of the tropical rain belt. This can also lead to climate change, as described by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities. Read more 

20.04.2017 | News

Sounds provide a safer login

A start-up formed by a group of IT specialists at ETH has come up with a simple and user-friendly way to enhance network security. The Futurae team has already won 130,000 Swiss francs start-up capital from Venture Kick. Read more 

19.04.2017 | News

Nanoparticles remain unpredictable

The way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help understand them comprehensively, as ETH environmental scientists have shown in a large overview study. A more standardised approach would help to advance the research field. Read more 

18.04.2017 | News

Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens

Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents disease and surprisingly also hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance. Read more 

13.04.2017 | News

Getting to know ETH's top talents

Patrons of the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme (ESOP) got to know scholarship students at yesterday's Meet the Talent 2017. Read more 

11.04.2017 | News | 1 Comment

A lifelong fascination with planets

Watching Star Trek as a child first inspired Judit Szulágyi’s fascination with planets and galaxies. Today Forbes ranks the astrophysicist among Europe’s 30 most influential scientists under the age of 30. Watch as she explains how she uses computer simulations to research the birth of giant planets – and how she decided on this career path in the first place. Read more 

10.04.2017 | News | 3 Comments

Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques

Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) have developed a concrete floor system that does not require steel reinforcement and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors. Their design was inspired by historical construction principles. Read more 

06.04.2017 | News

Number theory has no gender

Özlem Imamoglu has been fascinated by the hidden properties of numbers since she was a child. The ETH professor is also committed to helping more women pursue careers in mathematics. Read more 

04.04.2017 | News

Platelets instead of quantum dots

A team of researchers led by ETH Zurich professor David Norris has developed a model to clarify the general mechanism of nanoplatelet formation. Using pyrite, they also managed to confirm their theory. Read more 

03.04.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Area of the brain affected by autism detected

Brain researchers at ETH Zurich and other universities have shown for the first time that a region of the brain associated with empathy only activates very weakly in autistic people. This knowledge could help to develop new therapies for those affected by autism. Read more 

31.03.2017 | News

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. Christian Schaffner, Executive Director of ETH Zurich’s Energy Science Center and organiser of the symposium, explains this novel format. Read more 

30.03.2017 | News | 1 Comment

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. Read more 

30.03.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Nanomagnets for future data storage

An international team of researchers led by chemists from ETH Zurich have developed a method for depositing single magnetisable atoms onto a surface. This is especially interesting for the development of new miniature data storage devices. Read more 

28.03.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Inflammation awakens sleepers

The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. This is because special viruses integrate their genome into Salmonella, which further strengthens the pathogen. Read more 

26.03.2017 | News

Generous donors

The ETH Zurich Foundation has an impressive year to look back on. As detailed in the foundation’s latest annual report, a total of 500 new donors became supporters of ETH Zurich in 2016. Read more 

25.03.2017 | News

What morals do intelligent machines have and need?

Sometimes it’s the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent. A group of ETH students have tackled this issue. Read more 

24.03.2017 | News

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 "IRsweep", a spin-off from ETH and Empa. Using a spectrometer that utilises infra-red laser radiation, the startup wants to make environmental analysis from space more precise. Read more 

23.03.2017 | News

Nicola Spaldin receives L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science award

ETH Professor Nicola Spaldin will today be honoured for her revolutionary research in the field of materials science. In Paris, she is set to receive the L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science award for Europe, which carries prize money of 100,000 euros. Read more 

22.03.2017 | News

Sunbathing meteoroids

When a meteoroid travels in space, solar radiation leaves distinctive imprints on its outer layer. Together with colleagues, ETH researcher Antoine Roth has developed novel analytical techniques to detect these imprints, allowing the team to reconstruct meteorites’ space journeys. Read more 

21.03.2017 | News

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. Set up as a pilot station in autumn 2016, the Student Project House on the Hönggerberg campus provided the necessary space and resources. Read more 

17.03.2017 | News

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. Read more 

16.03.2017 | News

The dream of building bridges

The French geologist Matthieu Galvez is one of the winners of the Branco Weiss Fellowship 2016. We discuss how he will be using this fellowship, how it will benefit him and why he chose a career as a researcher. Read more 

14.03.2017 | News

Liquid fuel for future computers

In the future, a new type of tiny redox flow battery will supply tightly packed electronic components with energy, while also dissipating the heat they produce. Read more 

10.03.2017 | News

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 Read more 

09.03.2017 | News

Artificial magnetic fields for photons

Light particles do not usually react to magnetic fields. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown how photons can still be influenced by electric and magnetic fields. In the future that method could be used to create strong artificial magnetic fields for photons. Read more 

08.03.2017 | News

An insight into the workplace of tomorrow

Could we soon be working alongside robots? Treffpunkt Science City will focus on this and other questions at the Experience Sundays dedicated to "Working in the World 4.0". Read more 

06.03.2017 | News

Earth is bombarded at random

Asteroids don’t hit our planet at regular intervals, as was previously thought. Earth scientists from ETH Zurich and Lund University in Sweden have reached this conclusion after analysing impact craters formed in the last 500 million years, concentrating on precisely dated events. Read more 

05.03.2017 | News

Learning languages on the Hönggerberg campus

Language courses in books and on DVD, foreign language films and game evenings in the language you are learning – the new Self-Access Centre on the Hönggerberg campus, which was recently opened by ETH Rector Sarah Springman, offers all this and more. Read more 

03.03.2017 | News

Mathematics as a key competency

Data collection and analysis is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. This is particularly true for the economic and societal development of poorer nations. That’s why mathematical education in these countries is in urgent need of improvement, as was shown at Wednesday’s Science and Development Forum. Read more 

02.03.2017 | News

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. Read more 

01.03.2017 | News

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. Read more 

01.03.2017 | News

Globi at ETH

ETH Zurich received a visit from one of Switzerland’s most famous comic book heroes this morning. While his latest book was presented to media professionals and members of the book trade, Globi entertained a group of around 30 children who had received an exclusive invitation to the event. Read more 

28.02.2017 | News

Sustainable ceramics without a kiln

ETH material scientists have developed a new method of manufacturing ceramics that does not require the starting materials to be fired. Instead, they are compacted under high pressure at room temperature in a significantly more energy-efficient process. Read more 

27.02.2017 | News

Using Google to map our ecosystem

Researchers in the Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees. Using nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View, the study helps further understanding on how green spaces contribute to urban sustainability. Read more 

25.02.2017 | News

Federal Councillor Berset visits the Disney lab

Federal Councillor Alain Berset was invited by Lino Guzzella to visit ETH Zurich on Friday. Berset seemed very impressed by what he saw at the Disney Research Zurich research laboratory. Read more 

23.02.2017 | News

Rare proteins collapse earlier

Some organisms are able to survive in hot springs, while others can only live at mild temperatures because their proteins aren’t able to withstand such extreme heat. ETH researchers investigated these differences and showed that often only a few key proteins determine the life and heat-induced death of a cell. Read more 

21.02.2017 | News

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change

As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased in many regions of the world. This was shown by a recent study which used data-mining to model the global distribution of selenium. Read more 

21.02.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Innovation cannot be taught; it must be learned

ETH President Lino Guzzella welcomed Alexander van der Bellen to the University on Friday, where the Austrian President was shown how ETH is encouraging innovation. Read more 

17.02.2017 | News | 2 Comments

Digital reconstruction of teeth

ETH Zurich researchers and Disney Research have produced a new algorithm that allows non-invasive reconstruction of the teeth and gums from digital photos. Read more 

15.02.2017 | News

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover. This applies in particular to trees with large fruit where the seeds are distributed by birds, as ETH scientists have shown in a rainforest in India. Read more 

14.02.2017 | News

Success by deception

Theoretical physicists from ETH Zurich deliberately misled intelligent machines, and thus refined the process of machine learning. They created a new method that allows computers to categorise data – even when humans have no idea what this categorisation might look like. Read more 

13.02.2017 | News

Tapping into underground urban heat islands

Cities are heat islands – not only above ground but below ground too, and therein lies the enormous potential to better harness this energy through geothermal heat exchangers. A group of researchers demonstrated this in a case study conducted in the city of Zurich. Read more 

10.02.2017 | News

Taming complexity

Quantum systems consisting of many particles are a major challenge for physicists, since their behaviour can be determined only with immense computational power. ETH physicists have now discovered an elegant way to simplify the problem. Read more 

08.02.2017 | News

Assessing assessments

How someone learns depends largely on how they are assessed. To help ETH retain its leading position in the education of young talent, about 100 educational decision makers from ETH Zurich attended a two-day retreat on the topic of assessment. Read more 

07.02.2017 | News

Tiny organisms with a massive impact

Although diatoms are incredibly small, they have a significant impact on the dispersal of nutrients and trace elements in global marine waters. This is the conclusion of a study recently published in the scientific journal “Nature Geoscience ”. Read more 

03.02.2017 | News

Can conflict be predicted?

Modern data science techniques can also be useful in conflict research. However, in an essay published in the journal Science, Lars-Erik Cederman, Professor of International Conflict Research at ETH Zurich, suggests that certain expectations regarding the predictability of armed conflict are unrealistic. ETH News caught up with him for a chat. Read more 

01.02.2017 | News | 2 Comments

Internationalisation – Essential to success

ETH Zurich is the most international university in the world. This recognition from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings emphasises the value and importance of international exchange for academia, the economy, and society. Read more 

01.02.2017 | News | 1 Comment

User feedback is essential, especially for complex technology

Environmentally friendly, low-carbon energy technologies are needed to achieve global climate targets. Tobias Schmidt’s research examines the interaction between public policy and carbon-reducing innovations in the energy sector. He will present his findings at the world’s largest science conference, the AAAS, in February. Read more 

31.01.2017 | News

Opening doors in Asia

Both science and Swiss businesses are benefiting from the ETH science hub in Singapore. The newly founded Switzerland Technology Impact Platform (STIP) is helping Swiss SMEs to gain a foothold in Asia. For Remo Burkhard, Managing Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre, STIP offers an opportunity to link research with practice, which is in everybody’s interests. Read more 

30.01.2017 | News

Temperature sensor for artificial skin

The capacity to detect temperature changes is an important function of the human skin. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a highly sensitive and, at the same time, flexible temperature sensor, which could soon be used in prosthetic limbs and robotic arms. Read more 

27.01.2017 | News

Home-made skis on the slopes

ETH Zurich held a ski workshop for undergraduate students for the first time. Over a six-week period, the participants built their own sustainable skis, from designing them on the computer to testing them out on the slopes. Read more 

26.01.2017 | News

“We need a decentralisation of the Internet”

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, has had a substantial impact on our lives. While his invention was a resounding success and the Internet has developed unexpectedly fast, he is anything but satisfied with today's situation. Read more 

23.01.2017 | News

Chronicle of a catastrophic landslide

Dramatic developments have been documented at the Aletsch glacier, where the ice has retreated at such a pace that an adjoining slope has also started to move rapidly. With the help of a unique dataset, researchers are able to demonstrate a direct connection between the ice loss of the Aletsch glacier and the slippage of the Moosfluh slope. Read more 

18.01.2017 | News

ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos: “Magic through Technology”

ETH Zurich is presenting its latest research findings in a public exhibition at the World Economic Forum 2017. ETH’s début WEF appearance was launched with a meeting with politicians, public authorities and businesspeople from the canton of Grisons. Read more 

17.01.2017 | News

Work in the year 2050

How will digitalisation, artificial intelligence and robotics change the world of work? This question was discussed by numerous experts from business and academia at the “Global Talent Summit” before an audience of more than 300 in the Audi Max room at ETH Zurich. Read more 

17.01.2017 | News

An ultrafast light source in a laboratory format

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Geneva have succeeded for the first time in using a laboratory X-ray source to demonstrate how two highly fluorinated molecules change within a few quadrillionths of a second, or femtoseconds. Read more 

12.01.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Putting chromosomes through the shredder

When a certain human enzyme is left uncontrolled, it breaks up chromosomes into tiny pieces. This is damaging to cells, but useful for killing tumours. ETH researchers have now come to understand the underlying mechanism. Read more 

10.01.2017 | News

In a simple way to great complexity

ETH microbiologists have succeeded in showing that nature produces one of the most complex known bioactive natural products in a staggeringly simple way. The molecule originates from bacteria living in sea sponges. In future, it may be possible to produce the agent very easily using biotechnology, making it an interesting avenue for cancer research. Read more 

06.01.2017 | News | 1 Comment

A highly paid award in the field of medicine

ETH structural biologist Nenad Ban is to be awarded one of Europe’s most highly paid prizes in the field of medicine: he is set to receive the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2017 for his description of the atomic structure of cellular protein production machinery. Read more 

05.01.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Nanotechnology enables new insights into chemical reactions

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have developed a novel method which may speed up the search for optimal catalytic processes. Read more 

04.01.2017 | News

Pigeon peas improve soil fertility

By planting pigeon peas alongside maize, African farmers can improve the soil and their own nutritional intake. This was the conclusion of a field trial in Malawi by Gina Garland, an ETH doctoral student. Read more 

02.01.2017 | News

Blackouts and other disasters

Timothy Prior and Florian Roth of the “risk and resilience” team at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) will be appearing as experts on SRF theme day on blackouts. The two researchers work in the field of disaster management, resilience, and risk and crisis communication. ETH News wanted to know about the state of readiness in Switzerland. Read more 

23.12.2016 | News | 2 Comments

A world record followed by a world premiere

A new world record for acceleration, a timber roof built by construction robots, and a unique competition for people with disabilities: in 2016, research and campus life at ETH Zurich were dominated by innovation and premieres. Read more 

22.12.2016 | News

Global warming disrupts fish stocks

The global catch of fish would largely benefit from achieving the 1.5°C global warming target. This is the conclusion of the study recently published by climate researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of British Columbia in the journal Science . Read more 

20.12.2016 | News

More discussions during classes

For students, the end of the autumn semester marks the beginning of an intensive period of lecture revision. New forms of teaching such as flipped classrooms promote independent student learning during the semester. In the Department of Biology, this teaching method is being particularly encouraged. Read more 

16.12.2016 | News

Battlefield of the sexes

How the differences between the sexes evolve depends not only on which parts of the genome are sex-specifically active. The question also arises concerning the sex in which such changes take place. ETH researchers demonstrate this using a closely related pair of plants. Read more 

15.12.2016 | News

Magnetic forces purify the blood

Every five seconds, someone in the world dies from blood poisoning. Hemotune, a young start-up founded by ETH researchers, is developing a revolutionary blood purification system to address this problem. Read more 

13.12.2016 | News | 2 Comments

The secret to good teaching

ETH Professor John Lygeros has won the CS Award for Best Teaching. The award winner is constantly developing innovative teaching concepts – and his students love it. Read more 

10.12.2016 | News

From chance to order

In Nymphenburg on Friday, the ETH probabilist Wendelin Werner was awarded the Heinz Gumin Prize, the highest-value mathematics prize in Germany. But what does this have to do with a journey, a public transport map, and human emotions? Read more 

09.12.2016 | News | 1 Comment

Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 

08.12.2016 | News | 1 Comment

New weapon against Diabetes

Researchers have used the simplest approach yet to produce artificial beta cells from human kidney cells. Like their natural model, the artificial cells act as both sugar sensors and insulin producers. Read more 

07.12.2016 | News

Miraculous proliferation

Bacteria able to shed their cell wall assume new, mostly spherical shapes. ETH researchers have shown that these cells, known as L-forms, are not only viable but that their reproductive mechanisms may even correspond to those of early life forms. Read more 

06.12.2016 | News

Brilliance in cutting-edge research

Switzerland’s credentials as a research location have been enhanced with a major new facility: the SwissFEL X-ray free-electron laser was put into operation at the PSI yesterday. ETH researchers are among those expecting to use the system to gain insights into hitherto hidden processes at the molecular and atomic level. Read more 

05.12.2016 | News

Flexibility increases water resistance

Butterfly wings are a prime example of how flexible and elastic materials can be extremely water-repellent. The relationship between elasticity and water resistance has now been described for the first time by researchers at ETH Zurich. The new finding could help to improve water-repellent textiles for use in tents or clothing. Read more 

02.12.2016 | News

High-precision magnetic field sensing

Scientists have developed a highly sensitive sensor to detect tiny changes in strong magnetic fields. The sensor may find widespread use in medicine and other areas. Read more 

01.12.2016 | News | 1 Comment

Swiss businesses are good process innovators

Switzerland’s economy is facing some tough challenges: technologies are developing rapidly, processes are being amalgamated both inside and outside production facilities, and business units are becoming increasingly interconnected. This means businesses need to constantly adapt. The issue has been taken up by researchers from the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation and from the KOF Swiss Economic Institute, both at ETH Zurich. Read more 

29.11.2016 | News

Gaming in the name of science

Quantum mechanics can be entertaining: anyone with a few minutes to spare for a video game on 30 November can do their bit to help solve a fundamental question of physics that was once argued over by Albert Einstein and Nils Bohr. ETH Professor Andreas Wallraff explains what the Big Bell Test is all about. Read more 

28.11.2016 | News

Networked colours

A team that includes ETH Zurich scientists is the first to use materials with a network-like structure to create a full spectrum of intense colours. The principle has long existed in nature: for example, in the colourful plumage of a particular species of bird in South America. Read more 

24.11.2016 | News

An award for ETH building technology

ETH researchers have received this year’s Swiss Technology Award for their technology “Mesh Mould”, winning the most important Swiss prize for innovation and technology transfer in the “Inventors” category. Read more 

23.11.2016 | News

Starch from yeast

Researchers at ETH Zurich have produced starch in yeast - the first time this has been achieved in a non-plant organism. The new model system now makes it easier for them to investigate how starch is formed and what role is played by the enzymes involved. In future, it may be possible to use yeast to trial specific modifications of starch. Read more 

22.11.2016 | News

Fifty years of the Archives of Contemporary History

What began as a student initiative has today become one of Switzerland's most distinguished archives. Time for a quick retrospective and a glimpse into the digital future. Read more 

18.11.2016 | News

Anchors aweigh and off to the Antarctic!

The research ship Akademik Treshnikov is due to set sail for Cape Town tomorrow, transporting researchers and equipment for a major Antarctic circumnavigation expedition. ETH Zurich is also on board. Read more 

14.11.2016 | News

At the frontier of quantum physics

The ETH Zurich Latsis Prize 2016 goes to ETH physics professor Jonathan Home. He studies the frontier between quantum and classical physics using individual charged atoms that he controls with high precision. Read more 

09.11.2016 | News

Robotic encounters

Visitors are flocking to Treffpunkt Science City. Around 3,600 captivated visitors attended the Sunday Special “Die Roboter sind los” (Robots on the loose) to see ETH Zurich's various robotics projects in action. The event gave guests a chance to not only learn and marvel at these innovative technologies, but also to do some experiments themselves. Read more 

07.11.2016 | News

Earth’s magnetic field under the ‘simulation magnifying glass’

Earth’s magnetic field has reversed direction hundreds of times in the course of our planet’s history. But the cause of those reversals remains unclear. 4 million CPU hours of simulations on the ‘Piz Daint’ supercomputer at CSCS offer fresh clues that point to a phenomenon called ‘dynamo waves’ playing a possible role. Read more 

06.11.2016 | News

A pioneer in advanced engine research

Rolf Reitz is a pioneer when it comes to internal combustion engines. The foundations he has laid have led to cleaner, more efficient engines. The Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin will be giving this year's Aurel Stodola lecture. Read more 

04.11.2016 | News

An opportunity for the university district and ETH Zurich

Zurich’s central university district continues to take shape. A joint press conference was held today by the canton and city of Zurich, University Hospital, the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich to provide information on the planning status. This follows the decision by the cantonal Committee for Planning and Construction (KPB) to transfer management of the structure plan to the broader Cantonal Parliament. What does the overall plan mean for ETH Zurich? Read more 

03.11.2016 | News

Congratulations to students who passed their first-year exams

Over the past two days, all students who passed their first-year exams have been rewarded with a hoodie. And just like last year, the Rector was on hand to present some hoodies in person. Read more 

03.11.2016 | News

Award for innovative cell culture technology

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new cell culture method, which may very well enable to forgo certain tests on animals in the future. The scientists were awarded an international prize for more humane treatment of laboratory animals. Read more 

01.11.2016 | News

Hot on the heels of quasiparticles

Electrons in a solid can team up to form so-called quasiparticles, which lead to new phenomena. Physicists at ETH in Zurich have now studied previously unidentified quasiparticles in a new class of atomically thin semiconductors. The researchers use their results to correct a prevailing misinterpretation. Read more 

31.10.2016 | News | 2 Comments

Cadmium, cocoa beans and chocolate

Cocoa from Latin America tends to show higher cadmium levels than cocoa from other growing areas. ETH researchers have been investigating the underlying cause in Honduras and Bolivia. Read more 

30.10.2016 | News

Ceramics 3D printed from foams

ETH researchers have used an additive manufacturing process to print an extremely porous ceramic component. Manufacturing a material of this kind with a 3D printer is a considerable achievement. Read more 

27.10.2016 | News

How planets like Jupiter form

Young giant planets are born from gas and dust. Researchers of ETH Zürich and the Universities of Zürich and Bern simulated different scenarios relying on the computing power of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to find out how they exactly form and evolve. Read more 

26.10.2016 | News

Welcome to the World 4.0!

Self-driving cars, talking robots and intelligent houses: the autumn edition of the Treffpunkt Science City series begins next Sunday and will focus on everyday life in the World 4.0. Read more 

25.10.2016 | News

Iron supplements in the fight against lead

Targeted iron supplements in biscuits can achieve a striking reduction in the level of lead in children’s blood in regions with high exposure to this toxic heavy metal. This has been demonstrated for the first time by an ETH-led research group in a study of schoolchildren in Morocco. Read more 

24.10.2016 | News

Researching phytoplankton in zero gravity

Swiss researchers have used a parabolic flight to investigate the effects of weightlessness on biological and physical processes. On board was an experiment from ETH Zurich designed to understand the influence of gravity on the migratory behaviour of aquatic microorganisms. Read more 

21.10.2016 | News

President of Slovakia visits ETH Zurich

On Friday, ETH President Lino Guzzella received the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska, and Swiss Federal President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the Hönggerberg campus. The Slovak president was accompanied by a science and business delegation. Read more 

20.10.2016 | News

First cyborg bacteria developed

ETH scientists have constructed bacteria in which growth can be controlled fully automatically by a computer. The interface between computer and bacteria is based on red and green light. The approach could help to optimise the biotechnological production of molecules. Read more 

19.10.2016 | News

“Collaboration has never been as close as it is today”

This week, the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano celebrates its 25th anniversary. Christoph Schär, ETH professor with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, was there from the very start. In the following interview, he describes how supercomputers have developed over this period. Read more 

 
 
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