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ETH - Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Overview: Science Life
Savvy Savants Slice Salami
Salami science is a publishing tactic. Dr Bornmann of ETH Zurich’s D-GESS, Professorship for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education’ backgrounds the phenomenon.
Skin cells work like “immunity professionals”
ETH Zurich biologists discover an important mechanism involved in the occurrence of sunburn. The cells of the epidermis bear the “blame” for this.
Managing risks
Modern societies are threatened by numerous risks. An international conference showed how nations and business enterprises should handle this situation.
Dance of the black holes
What happens inside galaxies when they collide with one another? A new study shows that the black holes in the centres of the galaxies come close together unexpectedly quickly.
Chromosome caretaker
ETH Zurich researchers discover a new protein that plays an important role in controlling cell division.
Games people (should) play
Games are not simply a matter of passing ‘Go’ and collecting 200 dollars. Steffen P. Walz, a game design researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the ETH Zurich’s chair for Computer Aided Architetural Design (CAAD), sees them as a reflection of life itself.
Sulphur content is the decisive factor
ETH Zurich researchers have shown that Mars must have a core of liquid metal in its interior. The way this will solidify over geological periods of time depends on its sulphur content.
The nanoworld’s Trojan horses
ETH Zurich researchers have proved that nanoparticles containing heavy metals in cells promote the oxidation of substances. That’s why they are pleading for caution in the use of chemically reactive nanoparticles.
Nanoswitch made of molecules
Certain molecules self-organise to form supramolecular structures that may act as nano-sized switches. The future of data storage?
More uncomfortable facts
Coral bleaching could become more frequent. The rapid pace of climate change is to blame. ETH Zurich researcher Andreas Fischlin on the Fourth Climate Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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