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Sardines take us to the sources of biodiversity in the Amazon River

The Amazon River harbors the largest biodiversity of freshwater fish in the world. What is the origin of this abundance of species? Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have integrated a range of potential factors...Show More Summary

Comet-like planet has an extraordinary orbit too

An international team of researchers led by scientists from the University of Geneva has discovered that an already odd exoplanet is following an extraordinary elliptical orbit. The post Comet-like planet has an extraordinary orbit too appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

Batteries with better performance and improved safety

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Researchers from Empa and the University of Geneva have developed a prototype of a novel solid sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy.

Virtual Reality System for Navigating Huge Brain Datasets

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researchers at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering and the University of Geneva have developed a virtual reality system for navigating through and manipulating huge volumes of brain-related data. Information obtained from brain studies can balloon into gigantic quantities that is difficult to visualize and analyze. The person piloting the system wears a now […]

Quantum Physicists Detect Entanglement of 16 Million Atoms --"A First!"

"We haven't altered the laws of physics," says Mikael Afzelius, a member of the applied physics group at the University of Geneva. "What has changed is how we handle the flow of data." Quantum theory predicts that a vast number...        

Conference - Radiocarbon dating and protection of cultural heritage - C14 Meeting

4 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Organised by: ETH Zurich and University of Geneva, with a support of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Commission for UNESCO, Bern Organizing committee: Dr. Irka Hajdas, Prof. Hans Arno Synal, Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics ETHZ Prof. Show More Summary

Tubules to stop cell growth

TORC1 is an enzyme complex that controls the normal growth of cells. However, when it is too active, it can promote diseases such as cancer. A study led by biologists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and published in the journal Nature describes how sugar regulates the activity of TORC1 through a surprising mechanism. Show More Summary

Drought—a cause of riots

The scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. The University of Geneva (UNIGE), operating in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg (Germany)...Show More Summary

Bringing the shocking issue of witchcraft under the UN spotlight

(Lancaster University) A UN Witchcraft and Human Rights Expert Workshop will take place at UN headquarters in Geneva on September 21 and 22 with a multi-agency approach.

The return of the comet-like exoplanet

Astronomers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland and collaborators used the Hubble Space Telescope to study an exoplanet that had been observed losing its atmosphere, forming an enormous cloud of hydrogen and giving the planet the appearance of a giant comet. Show More Summary

ESO's La Silla Observatory will host new planet hunter

(Université de Genève) Developed and built by the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Montreal, NIRPS (Near Infra Red Planet Searcher) is an infrared spectrograph designed to detect Earth-like rocky planets around the coolest stars. The formal agreement to add NIRPS to the suite of instruments on ESO telescopes was signed on June 7, 2017.

People who are born blind may express emotions differently

8 months agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

A new study led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) examines whether people who are born blind express emotions differently than seeing people. It is said that 90% of human interaction is non-verbal, including how we...Show More Summary

First discovery of an exoplanet with SPHERE/VLT

An international team of astronomers, including members of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, discovered an exoplanet by direct imaging using SPHERE, an instrument designed and developed by a consortium of 12 European institutes on the Very Large Telescope ESO, based in Chile. Show More Summary

Switzerland in pole position in ESA's new mission

(Université de Genève) PLATO, the largest European exoplanet research mission, was adopted today by the European Space Agency at the ESA Scientific Programs Committee meeting. Switzerland, through the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and...Show More Summary

Survival of the fittest -- Biology's role in sustainable power generation

(Chinese Association of Automation) Scientists from the University of Geneva are using the rules of genetics to better understand how to incorporate wind and solar power into the current electrical grid to produce a renewable power system. The researchers published their study in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.

A self-sufficient home with solar panels installed only on its facade

EPFL, in association with the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, the Geneva School of Art and Design and the University of Fribourg, is taking part in the 2017 international Solar Decathlon competition. Students have...Show More Summary

Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer

(Université de Genève) Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer. These designer viruses alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumor. Show More Summary

CERN launches new accelerator to help boost data output

GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher have inaugurated their newest particle accelerator, a key step toward churning out greater amounts of data that could help explain many lingering mysteries of the universe...

Whoever Fills The Role, The New WHO Director-General Has A Rocky Road Ahead

Sonia Allan, Monash University At the 70th UN World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 22 to 31 2017, all 194 member countries will vote on the next director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the first time the vote...Show More Summary

Mineral resource exhaustion is just a myth: study

Recent articles have declared that deposits of raw mineral materials (copper, zinc, etc.) will be exhausted within a few decades. An international team including the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has shown that this is incorrect...Show More Summary

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