A ropeway to boost Biel’s urban development Digital twins spur the metaverse to new heights Your browser does not support the video tag. Identifying technology risks in time AI with EQ Your browser does not support the video tag. Are you serious? Learning by gaming Algorithms conquer the stage Your browser does not support the video tag. Biosphere II: Earth in miniature Your browser does not support the video tag. "If there were only good, there would be no good." “There is no one-size-fits-all formula for the city of the future.” Tricky parts. Or how to explore the limits of the possible Revolution in the berry patch Robots revolutionize neurosurgery The unrecognized pioneer Self-optimizers or a benefit to society? In the realm of the digital supermodels Popular New technology makes home hydrogen fueling stations feasible A new development by the EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne is providing fresh impetus for the idea of the hydrogen car. The goal behind the technology is to enable small hydrogen fueling stations in private households and thus facilitate the establishment of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel network. Biosphere II: Earth in miniature Exploring the world of tomorrow - in the world's craziest laboratory: 30 years ago, the artificial ecosystem "Biosphere II" in the Arizona desert achieved cult status through spectacular experiments. Today, scientists are rediscovering planet Earth in miniature. A ropeway to boost Biel’s urban development In the mid-20th century, Biel bore the title “city of the future”. However, since the decline of the watchmaking industry, the city has lost much of its glamour and now regularly makes negative headlines. Two citizens of Biel want to change this. Their vision: An urban ropeway to trigger the transformation to a green, social, and smart city. So that by 2030, Biel can once again live up to its former title. Using deep learning to create a digital sheet music stand Researcher Lukas Tuggener and app developer Florian Seibold intend to revolutionize the world of professional music. They are digitizing sheet music using a completely new deep learning method: Deep Watershed Detection. An alpine battleship as a modern data bunker? There are thousands of military fortifications throughout Switzerland. They used to be a crucial part of the national defense infrastructure, but today they have been repurposed as cheese warehouses, museums, data bunkers – and many are no longer in use at all. But why? On a search for answers in the Furggels fortification, the largest “mountain battleship” in eastern Switzerland. Tricky parts. Or how to explore the limits of the possible The precision mechanic Martin Fischer skillfully navigates between the worlds of metalworking and art. His passion: designing and manufacturing elegant pendulum clocks, for which he requires high-precision parts. These are cut by the Swiss job shop Al-Cut using a Bystronic laser cutting machine. A visit to the curious metal workshop of a creative mind. "If there were only good, there would be no good." Cannes Lions - the creative festival par excellence, is live again. Advertising icon Frank Bodin talks in an interview about personal encounters in Cannes, the courage to change and the quality of communication. Latest A ropeway to boost Biel’s urban development In the mid-20th century, Biel bore the title “city of the future”. However, since the decline of the watchmaking industry, the city has lost much of its glamour and now regularly makes negative headlines. Two citizens of Biel want to change this. Their vision: An urban ropeway to trigger the transformation to a green, social, and smart city. So that by 2030, Biel can once again live up to its former title. November 9th, 2022 Digital twins spur the metaverse to new heights The virtual parallel world is in gold-rush fever. The race for the right position in the metaverse has begun. With its digital twins, the Swiss startup Nomoko is already ahead of the competition, at least in one area. November 4th, 2022 Identifying technology risks in time Every new technology potentially also entails problematic side effects. The technology assessor Armin Grunwald helps identify risks in good time. In this interview, he talks about the consequences of emotionally competent AI. And he explains which new technology will have the greatest impact on our lives. September 28th, 2022 AI with EQ They are constantly becoming more sophisticated: Robots that recognize or simulate human emotions. What are they used for, and how do these systems work? A peek inside two research labs. September 28th, 2022 Are you serious? Learning by gaming Gaming with a serious purpose: Serious games support medical therapies, make it easier for children to learn, or encourage young people to explore art. September 2nd, 2022 Algorithms conquer the stage He is bringing artificial intelligence to the theater stage: Ilja Mirsky. And, in the opinion of this young digital artist who reveres analog theater, it is okay if the technology fails during a live performance. August 11th, 2022 Quote of the day „ We need a combination of all technologies. Neither can the battery cover every form of mobility, nor does it make sense to use fuel cells or synthetic fuels to multiply the energy requirements of small vehicles. Short News Paper-thin solar cell turns any surface into a power source MIT engineers have developed ultra-light fabric solar cells that can quickly and easily turn any surface into a power source. Surfaces that kill viruses Empa researchers have tracked viruses as they pass through face masks and compared their failure on the filter layers of different types of masks. The new method should now accelerate the development of surfaces that can kill viruses. Materials as hard as snail teeth Researchers want to harness the unusual wear resistance of limpet teeth for new types of materials. With gold against steamed-up glasses Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a coating for eyeglasses that heats up lenses with sunlight. The invention is intended to prevent them from fogging up. Video games: Good for the brain? Video games may have a positive impact on the development of children's cognitive skills, contrary to popular belief. The world's largest digital camera US researchers are working on the world's largest digital camera. It could record a golf ball from a distance of 24 kilometres - but it will be used in an observatory. Intelligent system helps pilots land quietly Aircraft noise, especially during the landing approach of passenger jets, is a major burden on people and the environment. An international project with the participation of Empa enables pilots to land as quietly and with as little CO2 as possible. Metaverse glove from the 3D printer Researchers are working on the next generation of a VR glove that makes virtual worlds tangible in the Metaverse. The glove is to be customised to the user and can be produced largely automatically - using the 3D printing process. An AI that learns spontaneously by asking people questions AI is still only as good as the data it has been trained on. It doesn't know what it doesn't know. Researchers have now developed an AI that learns by asking people questions. Building like bees Swarms of bees as models for drones in construction: Empa has tested drones that work in teams under human control to 3D print materials for building or repairing structures. Highlight Digital twins spur the metaverse to new heights The virtual parallel world is in gold-rush fever. The race for the right position in the metaverse has begun. With its digital twins, the Swiss startup Nomoko is already ahead of the competition, at least in one area.