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Innovation - Career - 09.06.2021
Innovation projects can reinvent the UN
Innovation projects can reinvent the UN
A study conducted by researchers suggests innovative projects carried out within UN entities can drive institutional change and foster a culture of entrepreneurship in the entire organization. Researchers at the University of Geneva demonstrate that innovative projects spearheaded by United Nations (UN) country offices are remodeling the institution and expanding its role.

Innovation - Materials Science - 28.05.2021

Innovation - 27.05.2021
What will the future of UAV cellular communications be?
A study by Giovanni Geraci and Ángel Lozano, members of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, together with researchers from the universities of New York, North Carolina State (USA), Luxembourg, and Paris- Saclay, and Huawei Technologies. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also commonly known as drones, are self-piloting or remotely controlled apparatuses.

Computer Science - Innovation - 12.05.2021
Precise touch screens thanks to AI
Fewer typing errors when touching a smartphone keyboard: ETH Computer scientists have developed a new AI solution that enables touchscreens to sense with eight times higher resolution than current devices. Thanks to AI, their solution can infer much more precisely where fingers touch the screen. We are probably all familiar with this: if you want to quickly type a message on your smartphone, you sometimes hit the wrong letters on the small keyboard - or on other input buttons in an app.

Innovation - 11.05.2021
Involving staff makes companies innovate
In order to innovate successfully, companies are best off involving their staff in that process. An HR policy that focuses on staff involvement will therefore benefit innovation too.

Innovation - Health - 10.05.2021
3D printing lays the foundation for a new range of diagnostic tests
3D printing lays the foundation for a new range of diagnostic tests
Researchers at KU Leuven have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing. With the new printing technique, advanced diagnostic tests can be produced that are quick, cheap, and easy to use. Researchers at KU Leuven have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing.

Innovation - 04.05.2021
VUB launches amai! platform to tackle social challenges
Project brings citizens and experts together to develop AI solutions for climate, health, mobility and work Tuesday, May 4, 2021 — The imec-SMIT-VUB Knowledge Centre for Data & Society has launched the artificial intelligence project amai! The goal of the platform, developed with Scivil, the Flemish Knowledge Centre for Citizen Science, is to have experts and citizens develop AI solutions together for important social challenges.

Innovation - Health - 04.05.2021
Insights from colour-blind octopus help fight human sight loss
Insights from colour-blind octopus help fight human sight loss
The basis for this breakthrough was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology and describes new technology developed by lead researcher, Professor Shelby Temple, to measure how well octopuswhich are colour-blind - could detect polarized light, an aspect of light that humans can't readily see.

Physics - Innovation - 23.04.2021
Energy-saving gas turbines from the 3D printer
Energy-saving gas turbines from the 3D printer
Neutrons "see" internal stress in components from additive manufacturing 3D printing has opened up a completely new range of possibilities. One example is the production of novel turbine buckets. However, the 3D printing process often induces internal stress in the components which can in the worst case lead to cracks.

Innovation - Chemistry - 22.04.2021
The Future Looks Bright for Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
The Future Looks Bright for Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
A new environmental and technological analysis suggests that a revolutionary eco-friendly plastic is almost ready to hit the shelves Plastics are a part of nearly every product we use on a daily basis. The average person in the U.S. generates about 100 kg of plastic waste per year, most of which goes straight to a landfill.

Innovation - 13.04.2021
3D-printed Material to Replace Ivory
3D-printed Material to Replace Ivory
With an elephant-friendly alternative to ivory, developed by TU Wien and Cubicure, old artefacts can be restored with high precision. For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1989. To restore ivory parts of old art objects, one must therefore resort to substitute materials - such as bones, shells or plastic.

Computer Science - Innovation - 06.04.2021
Topological data analysis can help predict stock-market crashes
Topological data analysis can help predict stock-market crashes
Scientists, together with local startup L2F, have developed a robust model that can predict when a systemic shift is about to occur, based on methods from a branch of mathematics called topological data analysis. Topological data analysis (TDA) involves extracting information from clouds of data points and using the information to classify data, recognize patterns or predict trends, for example.

Innovation - Environment - 31.03.2021
Earlier evidence of human rituals and innovation found in ancient rocks
The discovery of unexpected artefacts in Africa's Kalahari Basin has challenged conventional knowledge about the beginnings of human culture and innovation. A Queensland-led research team found crystals and ostrich shell fragments at Ga-Mohana Hill North Rockshelter - one of only a few well-preserved archaeological sites in the interior of southern Africa.

Environment - Innovation - 18.03.2021
Climate change ravages coralligenous architects in the Mediterranean
Climate change ravages coralligenous architects in the Mediterranean
Recerca Marine heatwaves are dramatically affecting the marine ecosystems of the world and the Mediterranean is no exception. In the Mediterranean, these extreme climate episodes and its resulting massive mortality of species are getting more and more intense and frequent. To date, most of the studies analysed the effects of these perturbations on specific species and populations, although researchers still do not know how this affects the functioning of the involved ecosystems.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 02.03.2021
Energy switching decisions could widen social inequalities
Energy switching decisions could widen social inequalities
New energy tariffs designed for a low carbon future could leave people on bad deals even worse off, research has found. The Leeds-led study found new types of contracts could benefit all types of customer, with opportunities to sell excess energy from solar panels or incentives for using energy at off-peak times.

Innovation - Pedagogy - 26.02.2021
A Kazakh experiment in handwriting
A Kazakh experiment in handwriting
New EPFL research on whether handwriting skills transfer when a child writes in two different alphabetic scripts may pave the way for cross-lingual digital tools for the detection of handwriting difficulties. Despite the increasing digitization of education and the use of use of tablets and laptops in schools, handwriting has maintained its central position in learning as the basis of many core educational activities such as taking notes, composing stories and self-expression.

Computer Science - Innovation - 25.02.2021
Statistical methods, data science and artificial intelligence: the FSO and UniNE intensify their cooperation
Competence centre for data science Statistical methods, data science and artificial intelligence: the FSO and UniNE intensify their cooperation 25.02.2021 - The University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) and the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) are reinforcing their cooperation in the field of data science and statistical methods.

Innovation - 11.02.2021
Smartphone App to Change Your Personality
Smartphone App to Change Your Personality
How quickly can personality traits be modified? An international research team led by the University of Zurich has shown that daily use of a smartphone app can lead to desired personality changes within three months. And three months after the daily interventions, the changes are still noticeable. Personality traits such as conscientiousness or sociability are patterns of experience and behavior that can change throughout our lives.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 10.02.2021
From the lab to the start-up - with a lot of psychology
From the lab to the start-up - with a lot of psychology
Studies identify psychological factors in start-ups launched by researchers Successful start-ups emerging from the world of academic research are a rarity in Germany. A research project has now conducted the first-ever investigation into the psychological factors impacting the processes when scientists launch companies.

Computer Science - Innovation - 10.02.2021
Virtual reality helping to treat fear of heights
Virtual reality helping to treat fear of heights
Researchers from the University of Basel have developed a virtual reality app for smartphones to reduce fear of heights. Now, they have conducted a clinical trial to study its efficacy. Trial participants who spent a total of four hours training with the app at home showed an improvement in their ability to handle real height situations.
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