Lasers and Lidar in the snow
Weather permitting, a group of researchers drive to the Dischma valley in Davos early in the morning, from April to June, often on a...  More 
“A strenuous but rewarding week”
Like a television show, the reporter in a white coat explained that many people are at risk of a vitamin D deficiency – even the...  More 
Wood for every occasion
Trees as high as 30 metres still stand up to the wind, even if their stems are relatively thin. Tanja Zimmermann has meticulously studied...  More 
“One should never overlook the unexpected”
Michael Grätzel celebrated his 71st birthday in May at the Universal Exhibition Expo 2015 in Milan, and was delighted at the...  More 
A machine unique in the world
“We have instruments that are unique in the world”, says Elvezio Morenzoni, director of the laboratory where the muons are used...  More 
The guarantee of clean drinking water
The Canton of Basel-Landschaft (BL, “Basel-Country”) is characterised by karst areas used for agriculture, urban settlements in...  More 
Inventing the Future
The Federal Government’s Energy Strategy 2050 plans to increase the production of solar electricity in future. But when the sun...  More 
When a field turns into a dangerous slide
24 July 2014: It has been raining for days and now the forecast is for heavy thunderstorms. For five hours it has been pouring down in...  More 
New Recipes for a super-material
Tiny pillars of colourful hexagons all pointing upwards, adorn the cover of the renowned British journal Nature, issued on 7 August 2014,...  More 
Expertise in accelerator technology helps cancer patients
The patient is led into the treatment room, and lies down on the treatment table. After ensuring that she is positioned and held in the...  More