ETH Zurich

New African cassava resists devastating viruses

Plant scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new African cassava preferred by consumers and farmers that is resistant to the two major virus diseases in Africa. Now they want to test the resistant cassava in Africa.

Sep 26, 2012
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First mammalian 'cell phone'

(Phys.org)—Researchers from ETH Zurich have quite literally created a "cell phone": they have reprogrammed mammalian cells in such a way that they can "phone" each other via chemical signals.

Sep 17, 2012
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Efficient catalysis on chiral surfaces

(Phys.org)—Practice is when everything works but nobody knows why. This light-hearted saying can equally be applied to chemical processes. "The process of so-called heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis is ...

Aug 24, 2012
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A detector you can wear

Swiss scientists from ETH Zurich have developed the first elastic detector for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The detector in the form of an elastic bandage moulds itself to the shape of the patient's ...

Aug 23, 2012
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Profiteers of climate change in the Arctic

Climate change has made it easier to gain access to the Arctic for the extraction of fossil fuels. It is also opening up shipping routes that were once mostly covered by ice. As an analysis by ETH Zurich’s ...

Jul 18, 2012
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Extra-terrestrial life remains terrestrial

(Phys.org) -- A study by ETH Zurich researchers demonstrates that the “arsenic bacterium” postulated as a spectacular new life form by NASA in 2010 cannot do without phosphorus. This demonstrates the continuing validity of a central d ...

Jul 11, 2012
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Anchoring points determine fate of stem cells

(Phys.org) -- Researchers were positive: a substrate’s softness influences the behaviour of stem cells in culture. Now other researchers have made a new discovery: the number of anchoring points to which ...

Jun 20, 2012
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New printing method for nanostructures

(Phys.org) -- Swiss researchers have developed an economic, fast and reproducible method for printing tiny structures with a simple printing method. Now they are planning a spin-off.

Jun 20, 2012
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