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BepiColombo: Two orbiters head to mercury

Known since antiquity, Mercury has not yet delivered all its secrets. The international mission BepiColombo, scheduled to launch in the coming days, will study the planet's surface and compare its magnetic field with that ...

dateOct 18, 2018 in Space Exploration
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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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Magnetic fields may be the key to black hole activity

Collimated jets provide astronomers with some of the most powerful evidence that a supermassive black hole lurks in the heart of most galaxies. Some of these black holes appear to be active, gobbling up material from their ...

dateOct 17, 2018 in Astronomy
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