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Open-source microprocessor

In future, it will be easier and cheaper for developers at universities and SMEs to build wearable microelectronic devices and chips for the internet of things, thanks to the PULPino open-source processor, which has been ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Engineering
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Microagents with revolutionary potential

Micro and nanorobots that attack tumors with maximum precision using drugs: this is what the fight against cancer may look like in the future. A group of ETH researchers led by Salvador Pané are laying the foundations with ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Quality control for genetic sequencing

Researchers in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Basel have developed a new method that allows them to record the vast range of antibodies in an individual, genetically in one fell swoop. ...

dateMar 11, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Atomic vibrations in nanomaterials

All materials are made up of atoms, which vibrate. These vibrations, or 'phonons', are responsible, for example, for how electric charge and heat is transported in materials. Vibrations of metals, semiconductors, and insulators ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Game apps for creative kids

Augmented creativity can encourage children towards a new-found sense of creativity, cooperation and interaction with their environment. ETH Zurich's Game Technology Center will present its latest apps in the field at the ...

dateMar 08, 2016 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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'Swiss army knife' molecule

Scientists at ETH Zurich and an ETH spin-off have developed a novel polymer for coating materials, in order to prevent biofilms from forming on their surfaces. Thanks to the technological platform developed, it is now possible ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Materials Science
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Switching light with a silver atom

Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications, have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter

In November 2015, Brazil experienced an unparalleled environmental disaster. When two dams broke at an iron ore mine, a poisonous cocktail of heavy metals was sent pouring into the Rio Doce, reaching the Atlantic some days ...

dateJan 25, 2016 in Nanophysics
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