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Creating the world’s fastest rotating object

Fighter jet aircrafts need to be fast. It therefore appears intuitive to make their turbines spin at the highest rotation rates possible. Following this approach, one will encounter an unpleasant surprise. At rotation rates around 1000 revolutions per second, the turbine blades start to disintegrate,... click to read more

  • Rene Reimann | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Photonics Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Views 6176
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 21, 2019
Our bones: strength, flexibility and…fractals!

Each of us has a skeleton – that is ordinary. However, the bone of which a skeleton is made is anything but ordinary. From an engineering perspective bone provides an incredibly versatile support structure that performs remarkably well in a circus contortionist, a sumo wrestler,... click to read more

  • Roland Kröger | Professor at Department of Physics, University of York, York, UK
  • Natalie Reznikov | Research Fellow at Imperial College, London, UK
Views 9821
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Nov 16, 2018
Making “hoppy” beer without hops

Afterwork? It is time go for a beer and to relax! Beer is one of the most liked and consumed alcoholic beverages around the world. Over the past two decades, consumers have shown an increasing preference for beers that contain a "hoppy" flavour. But how is... click to read more

  • Akira Ohkubo | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 6595
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 30, 2018
How to print a brain - the initial steps

To understand the biological processes that take part within living organisms, and also as an alternative method to animal experimentation, researchers are trying to develop new models that mimic real tissues and organs, and that behave as the real ones. This field of research, tissue... click to read more

  • Nieves Cubo | PhD student at Faculty of Pharmacy, University Complutense of Madrid, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Views 4837
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 8, 2016
A new code for a new life

Life on our planet is based on DNA. DNA is a big molecule present in all organisms, and it contains the instructions to build each of life's components. It is the biological way to store and spread information. It is the universal language of life... click to read more

  • Jordan Costafrolaz | PhD student at Microbiology Unit, Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 5486
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 26, 2016