Monthly Archives: May 2016

Swiss graphic designers’ typography lecture popular in Tokyo

Swiss graphic designers Mr. Chi-Long Trieu and Mr. Chi-Binh Trieu gave a lecture at the Print Gallery Tokyo on Sunday, May 29 on their works, production process, technology and typography. The graduates of the University of Art and Design  Lausanne (ECAL) are brothers … Continue reading

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Japanese Diet regulates the exchange of virtual currencies

Two years after the Mt. Gox scandal (the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, handling up to 70% of all bitcoin transactions, filed for bankruptcy after a large share of their bitcoin disappeared), the Japanese Diet has enacted a bill to regulate the … Continue reading

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NEST: the building of the future opens

On May 23, 2016, Swiss research took another great step into the future: the modular experimental building NEST was inaugurated in Dübendorf, near Zurich. It is located on the research campus of Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) and … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

2.6 Million CHF for young researchers in bio-inspired material sciences

The European Commission has granted 2.6 million Swiss Francs for a joint project of the University of Fribourg (CH), and its partners, the University of Freiburg (D) and the University of Cambridge (UK). The grant is part of the Marie … Continue reading

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Switzerland: World’s #1 in research

Measuring the outcome of scientific research and comparing it among different countries is a difficult task to accomplish. However, in order to do so, the number of publications and their impact in terms of citations is counted. One of the … Continue reading

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Sky Magic: Drone ballet in front of Mount Fuji

One of the most intriguing features of Japan is the harmony between the old and the new, tradition and modernity. MicroAd, one of the largest ad network businesses in Japan shows this in a beautiful performance: Sky Magic – Live … Continue reading

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CSEM and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor join forces

According to a press release, the Swiss Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM) and Japanese Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd (MIFS) have agreed on  a cooperation in the development of Deeply Depleted Channel (“DDC”) and near/sub-threshold technologies for the Internet of … Continue reading

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500 Startups Japan added to NEDO’s technology-based Startup Support Program

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has added seven more companies to their technology-based Startup Support Program. One of the companies to receive the “Certification of Venture Capital Firms to Partner in NEDO technology-based Startup Support Program” … Continue reading

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