Peter Rüegg studied Biology at ETH Zurich with focus on Ecology, Phytogeography and Biosystematics. After completing his studies he worked as freelance ecologist, amongst others, field-mapping breeding birds at the ornithological station Sempach. He started his journalistic career in 1997, first writing for local newspapers in Winterthur, later for Neue Luzerner Zeitung. Between 2002 bis 2005 he served as media relations responsible for Pro Natura, before joining Corporate Communications as scientific editor in August 2005. He is working on the Content team.
Using a new 3D printing technique, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed special ceramic structures for a solar reactor. Initial experimental testing show that these structures can boost the production yield of solar fuels.
A fuel cell under the skin that converts blood sugar from the body into electrical energy sounds like science fiction. Yet it works perfectly, as an ETH Zurich research team led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, has shown.
Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and EPFL are developing a 3D-printed insole with integrated sensors that allows the pressure of the sole to be measured in the shoe and thus during any activity. This helps athletes or patients to determine performance and therapy progress.
ETH Zurich researchers have developed an extraordinary protection against corrosion after a chance discovery. It glows in places where it is not damaged, repairs itself – and can be reused multiple times.
Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.
Canadian researchers have discovered that they can stick hydrogel plasters to the skin very effectively using ultrasound. Outi Supponen has now explained the underlying mechanism: imploding bubbles that form within the adhesive located between the plaster and the skin anchor the one on the other.