What Your Dog Wants

Dogs are “really good at reading our emotions,” says one expert. But we’re not so good at reading theirs. By  guest author Melinda Wenner Moyer form the New York Times My family is one of the estimated 23 million American households that got a pandemic pet, and Ozzy, our new beloved German Shepherd-Afghan Hound-Chow Chow … More What Your Dog Wants

Princeton University’s president has recommended that the school’s board of trustees fire a tenured classics professor

By guest authors Douglas Belkin and Melissa Korn from the Wall Street Journal Princeton University’s president has recommended that the school’s board of trustees fire a tenured classics professor, concluding he didn’t cooperate fully in a sexual-misconduct investigation, according to a copy of his letter to the board’s chair reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. … More Princeton University’s president has recommended that the school’s board of trustees fire a tenured classics professor

Production in Switzerland’s secondary sector grew by 6.9 % in 1st quarter 2022

Secondary sector production rose by 6.9 % in 1st quarter 2022 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover rose by 9.9 %. This is shown by provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Production, orders and turnover statistics of the secondary sector in the 1st quarter 2022 In comparison with the … More Production in Switzerland’s secondary sector grew by 6.9 % in 1st quarter 2022

Swiss Empa Academic teaching – New professorships for Empa researchers

Three Empa researchers were appointed professors at ETH Zurich and EPFL today: Tanja Zimmermann, who will head Empa as its new CEO as of 1 June, Mickaël Perrin and Johann Michler. By guest author Norbert Raabe from Swiss Empa. From the beginning of June this year, Tanja Zimmermann, Mickaël Perrin and Johann Michler will pass … More Swiss Empa Academic teaching – New professorships for Empa researchers

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová on a State Visit to Switzerland

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, President Zuzana Čaputová became the first head of state of the Slovak Republic to pay a State Visit to Switzerland. The Swiss government, headed by President Ignazio Cassis, welcomed the Slovak president at the start of the visit on Bundesplatz in Bern. Besides bilateral relations, official talks focused in particular … More Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová on a State Visit to Switzerland

Swiss Empa: A hitchhiker’s guide through water and air – A drone for ultrafast transitions between air and water

A new robot is capable of switching from an underwater drone to an aerial vehicle in less than one second. The robot also features a suction disc inspired by the remora fish, which enables it to hitchhike on wet or dry moving objects to significantly reduce its power consumption. It is designed for biological and … More Swiss Empa: A hitchhiker’s guide through water and air – A drone for ultrafast transitions between air and water