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Latest ETH Zurich Stories

2014-04-14 14:11:21

The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce behavioral disorders that are passed down from one generation to the next.

Mitochondrial Ribosome Deciphered
2014-01-24 13:37:28

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich have deciphered the structure of part of the ribosome found in mitochondria, the power plants of the cell.

Peaceful Bumblebee Invades South America
2013-12-09 10:12:21

Buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, invading South America

New Material Gets Into Shape
2013-04-16 14:24:08

Inspired by plant components that respond to external stimuli, material scientists from ETH Zurich have devised a new method for producing composite materials from a variety of materials that adopt a pre-programmed shape autonomously.

Fingerprinting A Person's Breath
2013-04-04 11:15:39

Doctors routinely use blood or urine samples to test for signs of illness or disease and a new study from a group of Swiss researchers indicates that a person’s breath could soon be added to that list.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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