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Adjusting production processes in real time

Industry 4.0 requires comprehensive data collection in order to control highly automated process sequences in complex production environments. One example is the cultivation of living cells. But digitalizing and networking ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Engineering
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In defence of pathogenic proteins

Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, can also be beneficial—at least for yeast cells, as biochemists at ETH Zurich have discovered. The researchers found a ...

dateJan 08, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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How do robots 'see' the world?

The world has gone mad for robots with articles talking almost every day about the coming of the robot revolution. But is all the hype, excitement and sometimes fear justified? Is the robot revolution really coming?

dateDec 22, 2015 in Robotics
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A multitool for cells

Cells have an infallible sense of smell that tells them which direction to grow in to move closer to the source of a scent. ETH researchers have now learned how this sense of smell works.

dateDec 21, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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