Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for USD 68.7 billion

By guest author Matthew Humphries. Alongside writing for PCMag, Matthew is a video game designer and co-wrote the book Make Your Own Pixel Art (available at all good book shops). Before joining PCMag, he spent 14 years writing and editing for Geek.com, and before that, nearly founded a social network while Mark Zuckerberg was still … More Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for USD 68.7 billion

Designing for High Performance and Style – “On” Running Shoes

By guest author Megan Davies, Hague Development and Promotion Section, Hague Registry, WIPO The Swiss sports company “On” was founded in 2010 by a trio of friends, amongst them an Ironman champion. It very quickly grew from a startup in Zurich, to worldwide recognition, with fans including Roger Federer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and triathlon, … More Designing for High Performance and Style – “On” Running Shoes

Swiss President Cassis to meet President Steinmeier, Chancellor Scholz and Foreign Minister Baerbock in Berlin

President Ignazio Cassis is travelling to Berlin this week, where he will be received by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, 20 January. Also on the agenda that day are first meetings with the new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, and the new foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock. The three meetings will pay tribute to the close bilateral … More Swiss President Cassis to meet President Steinmeier, Chancellor Scholz and Foreign Minister Baerbock in Berlin

U.S. Chairman Blumenauer unveils New Legislation to Fix Import Loophole, Level Playing Field, and Boost Oversight

NCTO Would like to share the following press release from Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, on new legislation he introduced today to “stop non-market economies and goods from exploiting the de minimis threshold that allows imports valued under $800 to come into the United States without paying … More U.S. Chairman Blumenauer unveils New Legislation to Fix Import Loophole, Level Playing Field, and Boost Oversight

Swiss Agroscope strengthens System Research and researches more with Practice

Agroscope’s new Work Programme for 2022 to 2025 takes up the many and varied challenges of the agriculture and food sector. To develop solutions for a productive and sustainable farming sector, Agroscope is increasingly guided by the principles of agroecology, whose aim is to structure agriculture in a more ecologically, economically and socially sustainable manner. … More Swiss Agroscope strengthens System Research and researches more with Practice

Swiss Empa: Using quantum physics to generate electricity – Mini electricity generator from quantum dots

Mickael L. Perrin wants to build tiny power plants from graphene nanoribbons that generate electricity from heat. His ambitious project won him one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants from the EU and one of the 32 Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). He will take up an assistant professorship at … More Swiss Empa: Using quantum physics to generate electricity – Mini electricity generator from quantum dots