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Heart pump from a 3-D printer

ETH doctoral student Kai von Petersdorff-Campen has developed a method to create products containing magnets using 3-D printing. He used an artificial heart pump to demonstrate the operating principle – and won an international ...

dateOct 18, 2018 in Engineering
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Regulating gene transcription using light

Researchers led by Mustafa Khammash have developed a new method that uses blue light to control the transcription of DNA into RNA in single cells. The technology could also be used in tissue engineering and stem cell research.

dateOct 17, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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The origins of the High Plains landscape

Starting at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains in the Midwest United States, the dramatic landscape of the High Plains stretches across several U.S. states. Dropping just a few hundred meters over a length of more than ...

dateSep 26, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Searching for errors in the quantum world

The theory of quantum mechanics is well supported by experiments. Now, however, a thought experiment by ETH physicists yields unexpected contradictions. These findings raise some fundamental questions—and they're polarising ...

dateSep 19, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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Recognising tsunamis risks

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Bern are studying lakes in Switzerland to learn about tsunamis and their hazard, what triggers them, and how often they have occurred in the past.

dateSep 14, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Cassava with improved starch

Using the famous CRISPR-Cas9 gene scissors, plant biotechnologists at ETH Zurich have been able to improve cassava. The new variety has amylose-free or 'waxy' starch, which is preferred by industry.

dateSep 06, 2018 in Biotechnology
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