Newsletter August 2021
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How will machine learning change science?
For millennia scientists have manually combed through data in a bid to find meaningful patterns to solve complex problems. Now, many researchers believe that machine learning will fundamentally change the way science is done.

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Switzerland and the EU – where to now?
Following the termination of negotiations for a framework agreement, ETH Zurich researchers outline a three-stage plan for the further development of a constructive partnership between Switzerland and the European Union.

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Secret of Stradivarius violins revealed
As an international team of researchers discovered, the old Italian masters Stradivari and Guarneri relied on unexpected chemical additives in making violins.

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Small force, big effect: how the planets could influence the sun
A new theory supports the controversial hypothesis that the planets affect solar activity. It puts forward a mechanism by which the very small influence of the planets could exert its rhythm on such a large system as the Sun. If the theory is confirmed, it could possibly be used to predict solar activity more accurately. This would be of great interest, as large solar flares can cripple electronic infrastructure.

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The ambivalence of being a young Nobel laureate
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