Monthly Archives: November 2013

Heinrich Rohrer Medal

– Heinrich Rohrer Medal to Honor Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Achievements – The Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ) initiated the Heinrich Rohrer Medal in order to celebrate the great achievements accomplished by one of the Nobel Laureates in 1986, Dr. … Continue reading

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Switzerland Investing in Life Sciences

– Switzerland Investing in Life Sciences – In a recent study KPMG compared six European countries which invest most in research in life sciences, namely the UK, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Germany has the most LS companies … Continue reading

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World Toilet Day – November 19

– World Toilet Day – November 19 – The United Nations (UN) introduced the World Toilet Day on 19 November to draw attention to the global sanitation challenge and to encourage people to improve the situation. Today, still 2.5 billion people face … Continue reading

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Solar Windows at EPFL

– Solar Windows at EPF Lausanne – The new convention center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is being equipped with an impressive glass facade composed of dye solar cells. The transparent, colored solar panels are … Continue reading

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Swiss Robots at iREX 2013

Swiss Robots at iREX 2013 The International Robot Exhibition (iREX) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo. This year’s exhibition promoted industrial robots, service robots and other related devices from November 6 to November 9. The … Continue reading

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Swiss Flying Robot on Collision Course Visiting Tokyo Robot Exposition

– Swiss Flying Robot on Collision Course Visiting Tokyo Robot Exposition – Gimball is a spherical flying robot of 34 cm in diameter and only 370 g of weight, which was developed in the laboratory of EPFL Professor Dario Floreano. … Continue reading

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JASSO Education Fair in Tokyo

– JASSO Education Fair in Tokyo Attracts Prospective Exchange Students – On October 26 the Science & Technology Office Tokyo participated in the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Study Abroad Fair with the Swiss Universities Booth to promote student-exchange and … Continue reading

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CTI and MEXT Sign Agreement in Switzerland

CTI and MEXT Sign Agreement on Bilateral Promotion of Science-Based Innovation A Japanese delegation led by Deputy Minister Kanji Fujiki of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) visited Switzerland for a meeting with the Commission for … Continue reading

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