Identifying technology risks in time AI with EQ Your browser does not support the video tag. Are you serious? Learning by gaming Algorithms conquer the stage Your browser does not support the video tag. Biosphere II: Earth in miniature Your browser does not support the video tag. "If there were only good, there would be no good." “There is no one-size-fits-all formula for the city of the future.” Tricky parts. Or how to explore the limits of the possible Revolution in the berry patch Robots revolutionize neurosurgery The unrecognized pioneer Self-optimizers or a benefit to society? In the realm of the digital supermodels Popular New technology makes home hydrogen fueling stations feasible A new development by the EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne is providing fresh impetus for the idea of the hydrogen car. The goal behind the technology is to enable small hydrogen fueling stations in private households and thus facilitate the establishment of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel network. Biosphere II: Earth in miniature Exploring the world of tomorrow - in the world's craziest laboratory: 30 years ago, the artificial ecosystem "Biosphere II" in the Arizona desert achieved cult status through spectacular experiments. Today, scientists are rediscovering planet Earth in miniature. Using deep learning to create a digital sheet music stand Researcher Lukas Tuggener and app developer Florian Seibold intend to revolutionize the world of professional music. They are digitizing sheet music using a completely new deep learning method: Deep Watershed Detection. "If there were only good, there would be no good." Cannes Lions - the creative festival par excellence, is live again. Advertising icon Frank Bodin talks in an interview about personal encounters in Cannes, the courage to change and the quality of communication. Tricky parts. Or how to explore the limits of the possible The precision mechanic Martin Fischer skillfully navigates between the worlds of metalworking and art. His passion: designing and manufacturing elegant pendulum clocks, for which he requires high-precision parts. These are cut by the Swiss job shop Al-Cut using a Bystronic laser cutting machine. A visit to the curious metal workshop of a creative mind. An alpine battleship as a modern data bunker? There are thousands of military fortifications throughout Switzerland. They used to be a crucial part of the national defense infrastructure, but today they have been repurposed as cheese warehouses, museums, data bunkers – and many are no longer in use at all. But why? On a search for answers in the Furggels fortification, the largest “mountain battleship” in eastern Switzerland. “There is no one-size-fits-all formula for the city of the future.” More and more people are flocking to cities, and urban planners are facing major challenges. Are cities growing upwards or outwards? Do they have to be completely rethought? In this interview, Sacha Menz, ETH professor and co-founder of the Future Cities Lab Global Program, explains what the city of the future could look like and why cultural factors will play an important role. Latest Identifying technology risks in time Every new technology potentially also entails problematic side effects. The technology assessor Armin Grunwald helps identify risks in good time. In this interview, he talks about the consequences of emotionally competent AI. And he explains which new technology will have the greatest impact on our lives. September 28th, 2022 AI with EQ They are constantly becoming more sophisticated: Robots that recognize or simulate human emotions. What are they used for, and how do these systems work? A peek inside two research labs. September 28th, 2022 Are you serious? Learning by gaming Gaming with a serious purpose: Serious games support medical therapies, make it easier for children to learn, or encourage young people to explore art. September 2nd, 2022 Algorithms conquer the stage He is bringing artificial intelligence to the theater stage: Ilja Mirsky. And, in the opinion of this young digital artist who reveres analog theater, it is okay if the technology fails during a live performance. August 11th, 2022 Biosphere II: Earth in miniature Exploring the world of tomorrow - in the world's craziest laboratory: 30 years ago, the artificial ecosystem "Biosphere II" in the Arizona desert achieved cult status through spectacular experiments. Today, scientists are rediscovering planet Earth in miniature. July 15th, 2022 "If there were only good, there would be no good." Cannes Lions - the creative festival par excellence, is live again. Advertising icon Frank Bodin talks in an interview about personal encounters in Cannes, the courage to change and the quality of communication. May 20th, 2022 Quote of the day „ We need a combination of all technologies. Neither can the battery cover every form of mobility, nor does it make sense to use fuel cells or synthetic fuels to multiply the energy requirements of small vehicles. Short News AI helps with early diagnosis of diabetes Geneva researchers have discovered a molecule that indicates diabetes even before the first symptoms appear. To identify it, they used machine learning methods to analyse thousands of molecules. For the climate: cycling like the Danes Danes cycle about 1.6 kilometres every day. If everyone cycled that much, 414 tonnes of carbon dioxide could be saved every year. That is equivalent to the UK's annual CO2 emissions. Medical students learn on hologram patients Holograms as a substitute for real patients are to provide medical students in the UK with a better education. The programme, which will initially be used at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, is the first of its kind in the world. Empty battery? Put it in the compost bin. The number of devices transmitting data, for example in transport logistics, will increase sharply in the future. But the amount of batteries needed for this would have an enormous impact on the environment. A compostable mini-capacitor could solve the problem. Superworms can digest plastic thanks to gut microbes The larvae of a species of beetle native to Central and South America can apparently survive with plastic as their only food source. The larvae's appetite for Styrofoam could be the key to mass plastic recycling. Efficient CO2 storage method discovered in a bacterium The climate crisis makes the search for ways to store CO2 ever more urgent. Researchers have now broken down an enzyme in a bacterium that makes it possible to bind CO2 efficiently. Electronic patient record: AI finds the relevant information Doctors often query the electronic patient record for information that helps them make treatment decisions. But searching for an answer to a single question can take several minutes. A machine learning model could help professionals find information more efficiently. World record for tandem solar cells A Swiss research team has succeeded in increasing the efficiency of perovskite silicon tandem solar cells to over 30 percent. This is a world record. Hand exoskeleton enables paralyzed people to grasp A spin-off from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) has developed an exoskeleton that enables people with paralyzed hands to grasp and release objects again. Tests in hospitals and rehabilitation centers have already been successful. Aerial water drone hitchhikes An international research team with Empa participation has developed a drone that can glide through water as well as fly through the air. To save energy, it attaches itself to other objects for a ride. Highlight AI with EQ They are constantly becoming more sophisticated: Robots that recognize or simulate human emotions. What are they used for, and how do these systems work? A peek inside two research labs.