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neuroscience EPFL launches interactive 3D atlas of mouse brain

Researchers from the Blue Brain Project have unveiled their ‘Cell Atlas’, a 3D, interactive, constantly-evolving simulation of a mouse brain.

This content was published on November 28, 2018 9:42 PM
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Technology in our lives

Energy innovation Why our cities aren’t as smart as they could be

Are low-consumption, high-efficiency ‘green’ technologies enough to create the kind of sustainable cities we’d like to live in?

New technologies Nobel Prize winning chemist voices AI concerns

Jacques Dubochet, the Swiss winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, has called for greater control over new technologies such as artificial ...

This content was published on May 14, 2018 4:27 PM
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Air Mail Swiss post office expands hospital drone delivery system

The Swiss Post is expanding its drone delivery system, transporting laboratory samples between two hospitals in Zurich.

This content was published on December 4, 2018 5:20 PM

Internet of Things Swiss nanosatellite launched into orbit

A nanosatellite developed by Swiss start-up Astrocast was launched into space Monday at a SpaceX rocket launch in California.

This content was published on December 4, 2018 3:38 PM

drone frontier Diamonds show promise in extending drone flight times

Lausanne-based LakeDiamond has developed a laser beam system using diamonds that could dramatically extend the flying time of drones.

This content was published on November 7, 2018 5:00 PM

Roche and Novartis R&D spending hits global record but shrinks in Switzerland

Despite worldwide research and development expenditures reaching an all-time high of $782 billion, Swiss budgets have declined by 10%.

This content was published on October 31, 2018 4:19 PM
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Doing science

Podcast How social media is changing science

We look at how the internet is changing science funding – and revolutionising the way scientists interact with the public and each other.

Benoist science prize Conflict researcher wins ‘Swiss Nobel’ prize

Lars-Erik Cederman has won this year’s Benoist prize for his work showing how fairly distributed power and resources help reduce ethnic conflicts.

This content was published on September 3, 2018 3:09 PM

Switzerland-China comparison Why current air pollution limits only tackle half the problem

A comparison of air samples from Switzerland and China suggests that setting pollution restrictions based on particle size alone may not be enough.

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Waste not, want not Urban Mining: a second life for building material

Enrico Marchesi, innovation manager of the NEST building at Empa, explains the concept of Urban Mining and shows some examples.

Digging deep What does the snow layer tell us?

Snow physicist Charles Fierz and his colleague from the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos demonstrate the various tests and ...

Nuclear emergency Measuring radiation in the air and soil

Spiez Laboratory is a key part of the monitoring and emergency task force set up to deal with a major nuclear or radiological event in Switzerland.