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09.01.2020

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Swiss Scientists Make Chocolate Shimmer in Different Colors

ETH researchers are making chocolates shimmer in rainbow colours without the addition of colourants. They have found a way to imprint a special structure on the surface of the chocolate to create a targeted colour effect.

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28.11.2019

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Cellulose Membrane Makes Pacemaker Implants Safer

A protective membrane for cardiac pacemakers developed at ETH Zurich has proved successful in animal trials in reducing the undesirable build-up of fibrotic tissue around the implant. The next step is to test the protective membrane in patients.

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08.11.2019

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Synthetic Phages Attack Broader Range of Bacterial Strains

ETH researchers are using synthetic biology to reprogram bacterial viruses — commonly known as bacteriophages — to expand their natural host range. This technology paves the way for the therapeutic use of standardized, synthetic bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections, the s...

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01.08.2019

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CO2 Recycling: A Catalyst for Sustainable Methanol Production

Scientists at ETH Zurich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. The technology is to pave the way for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

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10.05.2019

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When Sand Flows

Sand, coffee grounds and rice behave very differently than water or oil, but under certain conditions they will suddenly exhibit astonishing similarities. Scientists oft the ETH Zurich in collaboration with international colleagues have found a way to better understand the behavi...

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27.05.2016

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A new Catalyst Helps to Turn Natural Gas into Fuels or Chemicals

Swiss Scientists have discovered a new catalyst that helps to use natural gas as a key material for of fuels or complex chemicals. The new catalyst is extremely stable and results in fewer unwanted by-products, the developers say.

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25.09.2015

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Methanol – Promising Alternative to Crude Oil

Methanol could be the answer of the one big question of the petrochemistry: How to become more independent from crude oil? Again China is being a trailblazer. A lot of Chinese plants convert methanol to petrochemicals. Scientists at ETH Zurich have now deciphered the complex chem...

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26.06.2015

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A Sensitive Material: New Polymer Enables Revolutionary CO2–Sensors

A new material changes its conductivity depending on the concentration of CO2 in the environment. The researchers who developed it have utilized the material to produce a miniature, simply constructed sensor.

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27.02.2015

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New Gene Found Active in Starch Formation

Researchers at ETH Zurich have found a specific protein that significantly influences the formation of starch in plant cells. The findings may be useful in the food and packaging industries.

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