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 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.
Empa researchers have used a 3D printer to produce metal parts that are divided into surfaces with different properties. Among other things, they hope to apply this technology to improve the efficiency of electric motors.
Delta robots are typically used for packaging – for example candies. Now one of these robots has made it onto the International Space Station in the form of a high-tech joystick: The system, developed at the EPF Lausanne, is designed to help remote-control exploration robots.
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.
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich have enhanced QLED display technology to increase its energy efficiency. Using an ingenious design, they succeeded in reducing scattering losses. So far, however, this does not work for all colors.