Full-text search Fulltext search 21 Resultate Robots revolutionize neurosurgery Robots were intended to advance surgery to the next level. Instead, they fell into disrepute as a result of medical errors and high costs. To date, brain surgery is the field where the technology can best play to its strengths. The robotic assistants increase the precision and efficiency of delicate procedures. 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. First microsurgery with robot Pioneering micro-surgery: At the University Hospital in Zurich, a patient was given the finest connections between lymph vessels and veins - by robot. 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. Smallest stent in the world from a 4D printer Thanks to a new process known as “indirect 4D printing”, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) have succeeded in producing a tiny vascular prosthesis (stent). It is around 40 times smaller than was previously possible. Such mini stents could one day be used in fetuses. Are electrically driven ships viable? Maritime transport accounts for a significant portion of global CO₂ emissions. Commissioned by a shipping company, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) investigated how this could be changed. They see considerable potential in electric propulsion systems and in hydrogen and ammonia-based fuels. ETH researchers produce fuel from sunlight and air Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) have achieved a world première: They have developed a technology that produces carbon-neutral fuels using only sunlight and air. The solar refinery is already operating under real-life conditions. Crash-proof drone Researchers in Zurich have developed a drone that does not crash – even if one of its rotors fails. 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. 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.