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Content: Volume 7, Issue 2

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Battling pollution by navigating particle traffic

Humanity is facing a water crisis. Industry requirements exceed our fresh water resources and water scarcity is on the horizon. Underground water is an essential source of freshwater, but it is very susceptible to contamination. As such we need to perfect processes we use to... click to read more

  • Aleksa Djorović | PhD Student at Department of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on May 10, 2021
How our brain temporally organizes our memories of past events

The ability of the brain to represent time is fundamental for human experience. When something remarkable happens to us, our brain records it as a video. When we remember it, we recall also the location and time sequence in which the event occurred, in addition... click to read more

  • Elena Delfino | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 7, 2021
‘Rivers in the sky’ carrying warm air destroy precious Antarctic sea ice

Looking at satellite images or Google Earth, you often find continent-long elongated clouds covering our planet, which may look like "rivers" running through the sky. These rivers are narrow belts of concentrated moisture in the atmosphere. Atmospheric rivers extend from the tropics (where water tends... click to read more

  • Diana Francis | Senior Scientist at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 6, 2021
A Nobel Prize technique in the fight against cancer

Genome editing is the ability to modify an organism's genetic information, stored in the DNA. In order to alter the genome, scientists were inspired by a system found in nature called CRISPR/Cas9. It is a primitive immune system found in bacteria that allows them to... click to read more

  • Sofia Spataro | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 5, 2021
Cheetah-inspired soft robots: how to make robots run fast?

Soft robots are made of rubber-like soft materials that mimic soft-bodied insects and animals such as caterpillar, snake, jellyfish, and octopus. Unlike conventional rigid robots, soft robots can continuously deform their soft body to navigate through confined spaces, thereby enabling safe and adaptive interactions with... click to read more

  • Jie Yin | Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Yichao Tang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 4, 2021