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  • Smart ropes

    Smart ropes

    A new coating for ropes can save lives: Ropes with this coating change color when they have been exposed to excessive heat and might break.
    April 19, 2021
  • An invisible layer of door security

    An invisible layer of door security

    Bad news for burglars: Researchers have developed a special membrane that can be used to create invisible keypads. People who know that it’s there can use it to enter their building access code.
    April 12, 2021
  • Miniature lung

    Miniature lung

    Breakthrough in pulmonary research: An artificial mini-lung is set to open up new insights into diseases.
    April 12, 2021
  • Apple car on the horizon?

    Apple car on the horizon?

    In 2020, the tech giant Apple massively ramped up its testing of self-driving cars. Does this mean the company has plans to start manufacturing its own cars?
    April 05, 2021
  • The soundtrack of your life

    The soundtrack of your life

    Endel uses artificial intelligence to create personalized music. The soundscape app promises to improve concentration or facilitate relaxation, depending on what the user requires. The app even claims to alleviate sleeping problems. A self-experiment.
    March 31, 2021
  • App against fear

    App against fear

    There is a new app that uses 360-degree images shot by drones to help people overcome their fear of heights.
    March 29, 2021

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  • Smart ropes

    A new coating for ropes can save lives: Ropes with this coating change color when they have been exposed to excessive heat and might break.
    Smart ropes
  • An invisible layer of door security

    Bad news for burglars: Researchers have developed a special membrane that can be used to create invisible keypads. People who know that it’s there can use it to enter their building access code.
    An invisible layer of door security
  • Miniature lung

    Breakthrough in pulmonary research: An artificial mini-lung is set to open up new insights into diseases.
    Miniature lung
  • Apple car on the horizon?

    In 2020, the tech giant Apple massively ramped up its testing of self-driving cars. Does this mean the company has plans to start manufacturing its own cars?
    Apple car on the horizon?
  • App against fear

    There is a new app that uses 360-degree images shot by drones to help people overcome their fear of heights.
    App against fear
  • Crash-proof drone

    Researchers in Zurich have developed a drone that does not crash – even if one of its rotors fails.
    Crash-proof drone
  • University of Zurich teaches drones tricks

    Thanks to a navigation algorithm, drones are learning to autonomously perform acrobatic maneuvers. Using simulations, the autonomous aircraft are trained to become faster, more agile, and more efficient.
    University of Zurich teaches drones tricks
  • Researchers at the University of Zurich develop extremely agile drones

    Researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH) have developed a system that enables flying robots to be very agile. A new type of camera allows autonomous drones to respond much faster than if they were controlled by a human pilot.
    Researchers at the University of Zurich develop extremely agile drones
  • ETH mathematicians facilitate rescue at sea

    Researchers have developed a method of calculation that speeds up the search for people in distress at sea. Their new algorithm can be used to predict where objects or people are likely to drift to on the sea surface.
    ETH mathematicians facilitate rescue at sea
  • Fiber optic cables reveal the inner workings of glaciers

    Fiber optic cables offer seismologists new possibilities to investigate the interior of glaciers. One day, this method may even make it possible to predict glacial collapse.
    Fiber optic cables reveal the inner workings of glaciers

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