Newsletter October 2021
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28.10.21
 
 
 
 Digital Day at EPFL: girls aged 13 to 15 programme smartphone applications during a workshop. (Foto: Murielle Gerber / EPFL)
More girls in STEM disciplines – But how?
The Federal Council has instructed the ETH Domain to increase the proportion of women in the natural and technical sciences. But how is that to be done?

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 The MFO-Park in the Oerlikon district of Zurich shows how vegetation can be used to shape and cool green spaces for people and nature. (Photo: Eawag, Max Maurer)
Water plays a key role in reducing urban heat
Heatwaves and heavy local rainfalls will increase with climate change, pushing traditional urban drainage systems to their limits. These problems can be addressed using the blue-green infrastructure approach. With careful planning, solutions of this kind can also additionally increase biodiversity and improve the quality of urban life.

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The fickleness of fame
It’s an age-old question – who lives on in a society’s collective memory after they die? New EPFL research has tracked the mentions of thousands of public figures in the year following their deaths, helping to reveal who is remembered, and who is not, after they are gone.

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Net zero needs a plan
It will take more than a long-term target for 2050 to achieve climate neutrality, says Reto Knutti, professor at ETH Zurich. Policymakers must take a consistent approach towards net zero, and define a reduction path with specific measures and interim targets.

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The Dyatlov pass mystery
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How can we make our housing less heteronormative?
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