Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hans Herren Honored with Right Livelihood Award 2013

– Hans Herren Honored with Right Livelihood Award 2013 – The Swiss agronomist and entomologist Dr. Hans R. Herren was honored with the Right Livelihood Award 2013, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. He received the award “for his … Continue reading

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Successful Epsilon Rocket Launch in Japan

Successful Epsilon Rocket Launch in Japan The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched, on September 14 at 2 PM, the first Epsilon rocket at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki, Kagoshima Prefecture. It successfully put a satellite into orbit about one hour … Continue reading

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Lino Guzzella Assigned as Future President of ETH Zurich

– Lino Guzzella to be President of ETH Zurich from 2015 – The Swiss Federal Council appointed Lino Guzzella as the future President of ETH Zurich. He will be taking over the position from Ralph Eichler who is retiring at … Continue reading

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Former ZHdK Student Wins “Best Experimental Game Award” at Tokyo Game Show 2013

Swiss ZHdK Alumni Wins “Best Experimental Game Award” at Tokyo Game Show 2013 The game Mirage, developed by Mario von Rickenbach, who graduated from the Zurich University of Art (ZHdK), won the “Best Experimental Game Award”, presented at the Sense … Continue reading

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Swiss Games at Tokyo Game Show 2013

Swiss Games at Tokyo Game Show 2013 Switzerland made its debut in the international area of the Tokyo Game Show, with a Swiss Games Pavilion, introducing a selection of high quality games with clear economic potential. The Tokyo Game Show … Continue reading

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State Secretary Mauro Dell’Ambrogio meets Minister Hakubun Shimomura

– State Secretary Mauro Dell’Ambrogio meets Minister Hakubun Shimomura – The Swiss State Secretary, Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio met Hakubun Shimomura, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT)  at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions organized by the World Economic Forum … Continue reading

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Highly Efficient Gas-Diesel Hybrid Engine Developed at ETHZ

– Highly Efficient Gas-Diesel Hybrid Engine Developed at ETH Zurich – Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an internal combustion engine that emits less than half the CO2 compared to a regular engine, without compromising its performance. The researchers at … Continue reading

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CleanSpace One Satellite Project from EPFL allies with S3

CleanSpace One Satellite Project from EPFL allies with S3 CleanSpace One is a satellite designed by EPFL’s engineers to clean up the bits of jettisoned rocket and satellite components orbiting Earth. Although collisions of space debris with functioning satellites are … Continue reading

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Gene Involved in Leukemia Suppression Identified

– Japanese Researchers Identified a Gene Involved in Leukemia Suppression – A team of researchers, including scientists from Hiroshima University, has identified a gene that is involved in the suppression of the onset of leukemia. Leukemia and other types of … Continue reading

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Switzerland Tops WEF Global Competitiveness Ranking

Switzerland Tops WEF Global Competitiveness Ranking 2012-2013 For the fifth year in a row, Switzerland leads the ranking of the annual global competitiveness index determined by the WEF, ahead of Singapore, Finland and Sweden. Six of the top ten countries … Continue reading

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