Full-text search Fulltext search 66 Resultate The Digital Artisan Esther Hunziker creates digital art. In doing so, she fabricates parallel universes. But this has nothing to do with the fantasy genre. Ever-increasing space debris Earth’s orbit is riddled with disused satellites and debris – a danger to the infrastructure in space. Now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned a Swiss start-up to prepare a waste disposal mission. New design could make Internet from space even more efficient Earth’s orbit will soon be teeming with new satellites. Companies such as Amazon and Space X want to use them to connect even the remotest corners of the globe to the Internet. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich recently unveiled how this Internet from space could be optimized even further. Flying wind power plants to generate energy at great heights At high altitudes the wind is much stronger. Empa researchers want to harness the energy slumbering in the wind with the aid of kites. The technology would be particularly suitable for generating electricity in remote areas. Smart sanitary napkin monitors premature birth risk in pregnant women Researchers at the University Hospital and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) have developed an “intelligent” sanitary napkin to monitor the risk of premature birth. The aim is to avoid long hospital stays. Intelligent bra to detect breast cancer Researchers from Switzerland and France have started to develop a brassiere that detects breast cancer at an early stage. Such a smart bra would be considerably cheaper than a mammography, a fact that would benefit women in impoverished countries in particular. Space travel: Moon and Jupiter in focus While Mars was the focus of space activities in 2021, many missions to the Moon will start this year. In addition, ESA is setting off for Jupiter. And NASA wants to divert an asteroid. Physicists are on the trail of a “sensation“ The particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva will start up again at the end of March 2022. It is more powerful than ever before. Can physicists now prove a previously unknown force of nature? Autonomous driving: Trucks catching up Just a year ago, start-ups working on robotaxis were raising eight times as much money as companies interested in self-driving trucks. In the meantime, the gap has narrowed dramatically. New algorithms help with anesthesia Anesthetic drugs affect the brain. But to tell if a patient will remain unconscious during surgery, most anesthesiologists rely on heart rate, breathing rate and movement. Algorithms could improve this process.