ETH Global 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
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 the ETH spin-off "IRsweep". Using a spectrometer that utilises infra-red laser radiation, the startup wants to make environmental analysis from space more precise. Read more
Searching for the origin of freshwater in the ocean
On the third and final stage of the Antarctic circumnavigation, the expedition travels to remote islands and through a conveyor belt of icebergs before reaching Cape Town, its port of destination. Alex Haumann talks about his impressions, the changing water cycle, and its important role for Earth’s climate system. Read more
17.03.2017 | ETH Global
ETH Meets New York
May 15 - 16, 2017, New York City: ETH Zurich – The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology brings some of its top researchers to New York City to unravel the mysteries of science and technology in an exchange of ideas with our east coast counterparts in academia and industry. Read more
09.03.2017 | ETH Global
Alpbach Scholarship Programme – Become Part of Europe’s Festival of Ideas!
Are you under 30? Want to be part of Europe’s Festival of Ideas? Are you thrilled by the idea of immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas and new ways of thinking? Apply by 31 March for one of 700 scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach in summer 2017. Read more
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