Swift AI drone beats humans in drone race for the first time

Researchers from the University of Zurich and Intel have announced the creation of a unique autonomous unmanned system called Swift. It is powered by artificial intelligence and is capable of outperforming humans in FPV drone race.

Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Davos

The number of people who are talking about fossil fuels as a real concern has increased dramatically over the last 12 to 24 months. Awareness of these issue may be growing, but global emissions are continuing to rise.

Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

Swiss scientists have developed an ultra-light glove - weighing less than 8 grams per finger - that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback.

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use, suggests a recent Swiss study.

Artificial Bone Marrow Supports Blood Stem Cells

Scientists in Basel, Switzerland, have created an artificial tissue that mimics some of the biological properties of natural bone marrow niches and can support stem and progenitor cell replication over several days.

Boiling Live Lobsters Now Illegal in Switzerland

Swiss government officials signed a sweeping animal welfare bill that will take effect in March. The new legislation prohibits the practice of killing lobsters by boiling them alive.

Busy Robot Can Successfully Use an Elevator By Itself

Swiss robot ANYmal have been taught to do all kinds of helpful things all by itself, such as unplugging itself from a charge, climbing up slight ledges, and most recently, working an elevator.

First facility grabs CO₂ from the air and stores it underground

If deployed at scale, the technology behind this could make a big difference in charting a better climate future—capturing CO2 and locking it away underground before it can add to the growing greenhouse effect.

World's longest suspension bridge opens in Switzerland

A 494-meter-long, 85-meter-high pedestrian bridge was inaugurated on Saturday in southern Switzerland.

Giant robots and 3D printers are building a futuristic house in Switzerland

Researchers from Zurich University plan to use giant robots and 3D printers to build “the first house in the world to be designed, planned and built using predominantly digital processes.”

These ultra-stable, printable solar cells can last for more than 10,000 hours

A team of scientists has created a low cost, fully printable solar cell that has remained stable in real world conditions for over one year, moving these record breaking solar cells from the lab to the commercial world.

World’s first commercial carbon-sucking plant goes live in Zurich

A company has unveiled the world’s first Direct Air Capture (DAC) commercial plant on top of a waste recovery facility in Zurich, Switzerland.

Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy

The move to initiate the reform passed easily with a 58.2% vote, shutting down any talk of investment in nuclear energy.

Autonomous 'Internet of energy' micro-grids

The company has developed a scalable energy product that can create plug-and-power grids capable of storing and distributing electricity from a variety of inputs.