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Media - Innovation / Technology - 13.06.2019
Trading STEM for storytelling
Stanford scientist and graduating doctoral student Irena Fischer-Hwang made a new discovery during her studies at Stanford: a passion for data-driven news.

Innovation / Technology - Career - 13.06.2019

Transport - Innovation / Technology - 13.06.2019
Cardiff camera sees through sides of trucks
A heat-sensing camera developed by astrophysicists at Cardiff University is being used to spot people and animals in the back of moving trucks and lorries. The technology, which is being brought to market by Sequestim Ltd, works by using extremely accurate sensors - originally designed to map distant stars - to detect minute changes in radiation and heat.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 13.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Materials Science - 12.06.2019

Event - Innovation / Technology - 12.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - 11.06.2019
Building bridges
Building bridges
In its first two years, the BRIDGE funding programme has financed 81 projects at the interface of basic science and science-based innovation.

Innovation / Technology - 11.06.2019

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 10.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 07.06.2019

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 07.06.2019
NEST receives Building Award 2019
NEST receives Building Award 2019
For 13 years, the "bilding" foundation has been committed to promoting the next generation of engineers in the construction industry, which also includes the Building Award for remarkable and innovative engineering achievements in construction.

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 06.06.2019

Administration - Innovation / Technology - 06.06.2019
Strategies to secure American elections
Stanford scholars outline a detailed strategy for how to protect the integrity of American elections - including recommendations such as requiring a paper trail of every vote cast and publishing information about a campaign's connections with foreign nationals. Scholars from Stanford University put forward a comprehensive strategy for what needs to be done to protect the integrity and independence of U.S. elections, with a keen focus on the upcoming presidential campaign in 2020.

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 05.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2019
Dozens of satellites joining Vega's ride-share to space
Dozens of satellites joining Vega’s ride-share to space
More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe's Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to the innovative modular "Lego-style" dispenser resting on its upper stage.

Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2019
Twitter buys AI startup founded by Imperial academic to tackle fake news
A startup founded by an Imperial academic has been bought by Twitter to address the spread of fake news across the social network.

Event - Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Career - 04.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Administration - 03.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 31.05.2019
Flashes on the Moon
Flashes on the Moon
05/31/2019 On the moon flashes and other enigmatic light phenomena can be observed again and again. With a new telescope, a professor at the University of Würzburg wants to get to the bottom of these phenomena.

Innovation / Technology - 31.05.2019
Desalinating water in a greener and more economical way
Desalinating water in a greener and more economical way
Researchers at EPFL have developed a machine that turns seawater into drinking water in a more environmentally friendly and economical way than existing systems.

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 31.05.2019
Big genomics data milked to feed the future
Big genomics data milked to feed the future
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Queensland researchers are assisting smallholder milk producers in India with AI-based breeding technology.

Innovation / Technology - Health - 31.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 28.05.2019
UC receives patent for use of CRISPR-Cas9 to tune gene expression
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today issued a patent to the University of California (UC), the University of Vienna and French biologist Emmanuelle Charpentier that covers methods of modulating DNA transcription using the CRISPR-Cas9 system.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 28.05.2019
UCLA licenses technology to combat hair loss to company founded by faculty members
UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in hair follicles that are responsible for hair growth.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 27.05.2019
ReMaP - Key to the energy systems of the future
Our energy system is changing: The permanent availability of energy in the right place at the right time is becoming more demanding. At the same time, digitalization offers us new tools for better controlling energy flows. A new joint energy research platform of ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and Empa - ReMaP - aims at contributing to a better understanding of interconnected future energy systems.

Innovation / Technology - 24.05.2019
Micro-Cameras and Space Exploration to join Pioneer-IODA project
Micro-Cameras and Space Exploration to join Pioneer-IODA project
24 May 2019 Space cameras to monitor the deployment of satellites and check the health of spacecraft will be developed under the Pioneer-IODA project by Micro-Cameras and Space Exploration based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Innovation / Technology - Career - 24.05.2019
Digital technologies are key to tackling the regional prosperity gap, say academics
Digital technologies are helping independent businesses be more productive during what is a challenging economic period, research shows.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 24.05.2019
Stanford leaders present plan for implementing the university’s long-range vision
At the annual Academic Council meeting, the president, provost and other leaders outlined three overarching themes and 10 specific programmatic activities to guide Stanford in the next decade and beyond.

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 23.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - 23.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Physics - 22.05.2019

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 22.05.2019

Administration - Innovation / Technology - 22.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Music - 21.05.2019

Event - Innovation / Technology - 19.05.2019

Administration - Innovation / Technology - 17.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 17.05.2019
Timor-Leste aims to become world's first plastics-neutral country
Timor-Leste aims to become world’s first plastics-neutral country
University spin-out company Licella will use catalytic technology developed by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer as part of global consortium to donate plastics recycling plant to the people of Timor-Leste.

Innovation / Technology - 16.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 16.05.2019

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 16.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - 16.05.2019
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