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Materials Science - 30.09.2022
The e-Sling electric aircraft takes off
The e-Sling electric aircraft takes off
Header The four-seater electric aircraft "e-Sling", which was developed by ETH students, has taken flight for the first time. The student project has taken two years and a lot of dedication. For two years, a team of around 20 ETH students worked tirelessly in a hangar in the Innovation Park in Dübendorf.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.09.2022
Wheelchair fencing and epilepsy medication: News from the College
Wheelchair fencing and epilepsy medication: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a system developed by students to detect rule-breaking in wheelchair fencing , to research into effect of anti-seizure medication on birth defects , here is some quick-read news from across the College. Monitoring wheelchair fencing Students from Imperial have attended the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Italy to test a pressure monitoring system that detects rule-breaking in the sport.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 30.09.2022
The European radio telescope NOEMA reaches full power
The European radio telescope NOEMA reaches full power
NOEMA, Europe's new major radio astronomy facility, is to be inaugurated on 30 September 2022. Capable of carrying out unprecedented observations, it is already a member of the international EHT collaboration, which produced the very first images of black holes.

Health - Psychology - 30.09.2022
Analysis: COVID: how ICUs in England were stretched to cope with the pandemic
Analysis: COVID: how ICUs in England were stretched to cope with the pandemic
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Kevin Fong (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) explores how COVID stretched the NHS's intensive care units to its limits.

Health - 30.09.2022
Inadequate social housing affecting children's health
Inadequate social housing affecting children’s health
An inadequate level of social housing across London is affecting children's physical and mental health, and could permanently hinder their development, according to the latest Marmot Review from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE).

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 30.09.2022
Opinion: Venus: the trouble with sending people there
Opinion: Venus: the trouble with sending people there
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains why sending humans to land on Earth's 'evil twin' Venus might not be such a good idea.

Health - Social Sciences - 30.09.2022
Experts urge government to keep focus on levelling-up health
Experts are calling on the government to continue focusing on -levelling-up- health, arguing that reducing the health gap is too important an agenda to abandon.

Innovation - Politics - 30.09.2022
From Throne Speech to Tech Speech ’Techrede’
The Technology Drivers launched Techrede 2022. The Technology Drivers are a group of ambitious, socially engaged students from the 4 Technical Universities in Delft, Eindhoven, Twente and Wageningen; an initiative of the 4TU.Federation.

Environment - Campus - 30.09.2022

Economics / Business - Health - 30.09.2022

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2022

Social Sciences - Campus - 30.09.2022
UIC announces newly created Global Asian Studies major
UIC announces newly created Global Asian Studies major
For the first time this fall, University of Illinois Chicago students can major in and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in global Asian studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Environment - Campus - 30.09.2022
First Humboldt-n School entitled 'Climate Change-Risks and Adaptation' held in Bonn
First Humboldt-n School entitled ’Climate Change-Risks and Adaptation’ held in Bonn
First Humboldtn School entitled "Climate Change-Risks and Adaptation" held in Bonn Sixteen universities from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have come together to form the Humboldtn sustainability initiative.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 30.09.2022
A sensory immersion in galaxies of data to explore the cosmos
A sensory immersion in galaxies of data to explore the cosmos
The new exhibition produced by EPFL Pavilions transforms the scientific inquiry of astrophysics into sensory and emotional experiences.

Linguistics / Literature - Economics / Business - 30.09.2022

Philosophy - 30.09.2022
Data ethics and what we should demand when entrusting personal information to a device 
Conscious digitisation also comes with greater awareness of data processing, as Marta Fadda, a Postdoc researcher and lecturer in the Biomedical Ethics course at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at

Health - Life Sciences - 30.09.2022
Traumatic brain injury ’remains a major global health problem’ say experts
A new report highlights the advances and challenges in prevention, clinical care, and research in traumatic brain injury, a leading cause of injury-related death and disability worldwide.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 29.09.2022

Environment - History / Archeology - 29.09.2022
Analysis: Heavy mercury contamination at Maya sites reveals a deep historic legacy
Analysis: Heavy mercury contamination at Maya sites reveals a deep historic legacy
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Simon Turner (UCL Geography) and his colleagues explore how the ancient Maya used the toxic element mercury, where they sourced it and its environmental legacy in Mesoamerica. Mercury is a toxic heavy metal. When leached into the natural environment, it accumulates and builds up through food chains, ultimately threatening human health and ecosystems.

Innovation - Computer Science - 29.09.2022
What future for humanity in a society governed by AI?
What future for humanity in a society governed by AI?
Five hot topics surrounding artificial intelligence in questions and answers Artificial intelligence is an important area of research at TU/e.

Social Sciences - 29.09.2022
Kindness is contagious and these videos can help kids catch the altruism bug
Kindness is contagious and these videos can help kids catch the altruism bug
Key Takeaways: UCLA researchers creatd a video playlist that aims to get kids to spread kindness. The videos are based on Bedari Kindness Institute research that shows kindness is contagious.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.09.2022
Satellites for Missions Far From Earth
Satellites for Missions Far From Earth
What tasks can nanosatellites perform around the moon or even further away from Earth? A new study at the University of Würzburg aims to clarify this.

Environment - Economics / Business - 29.09.2022
Private wildlife economies in South Africa are unstainable and lead to ’green apartheid’
In South Africa, wildlife economies based around tourism, real estate developments, game meat and more, have been hailed as great catalysts for employment and sustainable growth.

Environment - Physics - 29.09.2022
Electricity and heat on demand
If the transition to renewables is to succeed, we will need a viable means of storing surplus heat and electricity.

Environment - Social Sciences - 29.09.2022
Indigenous scientist Dustin King's new lab seeks natural 'carbon capture' solutions
Indigenous scientist Dustin King’s new lab seeks natural ’carbon capture’ solutions
Biochemist Dustin King is weaving an Indigenous worldview into western science through his role in leading a new laboratory at Simon Fraser University.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.09.2022
Simon Fraser University-led biobank aims to save west coast kelp forests
Scientists at Simon Fraser University are racing against the clock to save British Columbia's disappearing kelp forests for future generations.

Career - 29.09.2022
Workplace health study targets veterans
A University of Queensland study is investigating the issues around employee disclosure of medical conditions in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on military veterans.

Civil Engineering - Architecture - 29.09.2022
More soil, less concrete: changing mindsets in construction
More soil, less concrete: changing mindsets in construction
For his Master's project, architecture student Jeremy Morris assessed the life cycle of building materials in Vaud Canton.

Health - 29.09.2022
Schedule medical appointments for end of the week to increase attendance by over 10 per cent
Schedule medical appointments for end of the week to increase attendance by over 10 per cent
New research suggests patients don't like Mondays when it comes to appointments, with important implications for appointment scheduling Missed appointments are a long-standing challenge for the NHS, increasing costs and reducing already strained services.

Chemistry - Physics - 29.09.2022
Process converts polyethylene bags, plastics to polymer building blocks
Plastics made from polyethylene (white strands), such as the milk bottle shown in background, can now be broken down into smaller molecules - propylene - that are valuable for making another type of plastic, polypropylene. Click image for more detailed caption. (Graphic credit: Brandon Bloomer, UC Berkeley) Polyethylene plastics - in particular, the ubiquitous plastic bag that blights the landscape - are notoriously hard to recycle.

Social Sciences - 29.09.2022
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