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Excerpt from a typical computer-generated dark matter map used by the researchers to train the neural network. (Source: ETH Zurich)

AI probes dark matter in the Universe

A new approach to the problem of dark matter and dark energy in the universe.
The millimeter small black dot in the middle of the golden area is the alcohol sensor.

Measuring ethanol’s deadly twin, Methanol

A portable and affordable measuring device that can distinguish methanol from potable alcohol.
Multi-material additive manufacturing of patient-specific shaped heart valves. Elastomeric printing enables mechanical matching with the host biological tissue. (Photograph: Fergal Coulter / ETH Zurich)

3D printing customized silicon heart valves

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the South African company Strait Access Technologies are using 3D printing to produce customized silicon heart valves.
Three-dimensional model of the novel lipid mesophase: This cubic motif is repeated in the material. (Photo: Peter Rüegg / ETH Zurich)

Water that never freezes

Making ice cubes is a simple process: you take a plastic ice-cube tray like you'd find in most households, fill it with water and...
Caulobacter crescentus is a harmless bacterium living in fresh water throughout the world. (Electron microscope image: Science Photo Library / Martin Oeggerli)

First bacterial genome created entirely with a computer

All the genome sequences of organisms known throughout the world are stored in a database belonging to the National Center for Biotechnology Information in...
antibiotic from weed

A novel antibiotic from weeds

Nowadays, it has become a trend to develop drugs from natural products. Now, scientists at the ETH Zurich have brought a totally new approach. They...
For the first time, the quantum state of a superconducting qubit was transferred with a coaxial cable to another qubit. (Image: ETH Zurich /M. Pechal, T. Walter, P. Kurpiers)

Quantum transfer at the push of a button

Now it is possible to transfer quantum information at the push of a button and with high fidelity, between two quantum bits roughly a...
A follower interacts judiciously with the wake generated by two leading fish, which increases its swimming-efficiency substantially. (Image: CSElab/ETH Zurich)

Swimming in schools saves energy

In a new study, ETH researchers have developed a highly detailed simulation of the complex interplay between swimming fish and their flow environment. Using this...
Electricity is also needed when the sun is not shining and no wind is blowing. Low-cost batteries are one way of temporarily storing energy from renewable sources. (Visualisations: Shutterstock)

Scientists developed new materials for batteries

Scientists from ETH Zurich and Empa have developed promising new conductor materials that could bring about key advances in the development of aluminum batteries. First...