Newsletter August 2021
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
 
VIEW IN BROWSER
 
 
SCIENA Header
ETH Domain News
19.08.21
 
 
 
 As global warming increases, even more regions will be affected by extreme events such as wildfires, and they will occur more frequently and be more intense. (Image: Adobe Stock)
Climate change is happening here and now
Climate researcher Sonia Seneviratne contributed to the latest assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). As she highlights here, the new report clearly demonstrates that we can’t afford to lose any more time when it comes to climate change.

Read more...
 
 
 
 The EXCLAIM research initiative is developing new, global climate models that integrate regional weather models in high resolution, directly simulating storms, thunderstorms and hurricanes. (Thematic photo: Wikipedia/ NOAA)
New, high-resolution models merge weather and climate
Torrential rain and flooding have dominated the weather over the past few weeks. To forecast these weather events with greater accuracy and gain a better understanding of them against the backdrop of global climate change, ETH Zurich and partners, including Empa, are developing a new generation of high-resolution weather and climate models.

Read more...
 
 Christian Bauer, scientist in the Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis at PSI. (Photo: Paul Scherrer Institute/Mahir Dzambegovic)
Effectively removing CO2 from the atmosphere
Researchers at the PSI and ETH Zurich have investigated the extent to which direct capture of CO2 from the ambient air can help to effectively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The result: With careful planning, for example with regard to location and provision of the necessary energy, CO2 can be removed in a climate-effective manner.

Read more...
 
 
 
 
Twitter
 
 
 
 © Kamilo Melo, BIOROB-EPFL
Swimming robot gives fresh insight into locomotion and neuroscience
Thanks to their swimming robot modeled after a lamprey, EPFL scientists may have discovered why some vertebrates are able to retain their locomotor capabilities after a spinal cord lesion. The finding could also help improve the performance of swimming robots used for search and rescue missions and for environmental monitoring.

Read more...
 
 
 
Podcast
 
 
 
Martin Ackermann and Tanja Stadler (Image: ETH Zürich)
Science and Politics – Interview with Tanja Stadler and Martin Ackermann
26 m 57 s
 
 
 
About Sciena
 
 
Unsubscribe About Sciena Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2021 ETH-Rat, Bern / Zurich                 
Follow us