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  • Machines learn faster in quantum systems

    Machines learn faster in quantum systems

    For AI systems, learning in “superposition” pays off. It allows them to simultaneously pursue multiple paths and thus learn faster.
    May 10, 2021
  • Putting a face to the voice in the head

    Putting a face to the voice in the head

    Voices that insult, harass, control: These are just some of the things patients with auditory hallucinations have to deal with. An innovative virtual reality therapy can help them gain greater control over the voices. The therapy was inspired by computer game technologies.
    May 06, 2021
  • An opportunity for sustainable urban development

    An opportunity for sustainable urban development

    Viennese complexity researchers have found a method to predict the growth of cities. This could facilitate much more efficient urban development and help conserve resources.
    May 03, 2021
  • Surviving on Mars – thanks to cyanobacteria

    Surviving on Mars – thanks to cyanobacteria

    Cyanobacteria may be able to thrive even in the inhospitable conditions on Mars. They are excellent oxygen producers and could enable astronauts to survive self-sufficiently on future missions.
    April 26, 2021
  • 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
  • Study: Reducing the carbon footprint of houses and cars also saves money

    It is possible to reduce the carbon footprint attributable to driving and housing while saving money at the same time. This has been determined by researchers from the “Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies” (BEST) competence center in Wieselburg, Austria.
  • 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.
  • Researchers investigate environmental risks of nanomedicines

    Nanomaterials are opening up new possibilities in medicine. But what if such nanomaterials escape into the environment? Empa researchers are currently assessing potential risks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ETH builds ultrafast chip of the future

    Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) have discovered what the computer industry has been looking for since 20 years: A method of combining light and electronics on an ultrafast chip. Their plasmonic chip is more powerful, smaller, and cheaper to produce than any previous technology.

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  • Machines learn faster in quantum systems

    For AI systems, learning in “superposition” pays off. It allows them to simultaneously pursue multiple paths and thus learn faster.
    Machines learn faster in quantum systems
  • An opportunity for sustainable urban development

    Viennese complexity researchers have found a method to predict the growth of cities. This could facilitate much more efficient urban development and help conserve resources.
    An opportunity for sustainable urban development
  • Surviving on Mars – thanks to cyanobacteria

    Cyanobacteria may be able to thrive even in the inhospitable conditions on Mars. They are excellent oxygen producers and could enable astronauts to survive self-sufficiently on future missions.
    Surviving on Mars – thanks to cyanobacteria
  • 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

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