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New PIN Verification Bypass Flaw Affects Visa Contactless Payments

Even as Visa issued a warning about a new JavaScript web skimmer known as Baka, cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new flaw in the company's EMV enabled cards that enable cybercriminals to obtain funds and defraud cardholders as well as merchants illicitly. The research, published by a group of academics from the ETH Zurich, is a PIN bypass attack that allows the adversaries to [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, EMV, Baka, Eth Zurich, Ravie Lakshmanan

A difficult year for forests, fields and meadows

The warm, dry summer of 2018 has left clear traces in various ecosystems. ETH Zurich researchers have found that if the climate continues to warm up, higher altitudes can also expect negative consequences in the future.
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Surprise on Mars

NASA's InSight mission provides data from the surface of Mars. Its seismometer, equipped with electronics built at ETH Zurich, not only records marsquakes, but unexpectedly reacts to solar eclipses as well. When the Martian moon, Phobos moves directly in front of the sun, the instrument tips slightly to one side. This miniscule effect could aid researchers in determining the planet's interior.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Martian, Eth Zurich, Phobos

How bacteria adhere to fiber in the gut

Researchers have revealed a new molecular mechanism by which bacteria adhere to cellulose fibers in the human gut. Thanks to two different binding modes, they can withstand the shear forces in the body. Scientists of the University of Basel and ETH Zurich published their results in the journal "Nature Communications".
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RNA-based therapeutic approach holds promise as potential cure for hereditary diseases

ETH Zurich scientists have developed an RNA molecule that can be used in bone marrow cells to correct genetic errors that affect protein production.
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RNA as a future cure for hereditary diseases

ETH Zurich scientists have developed an RNA molecule that can be used in bone marrow cells to correct genetic errors that affect protein production. Patients suffering from a rare hereditary disease that causes a painful hypersensitivity to sunlight could benefit in future.
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2D materials for ultrascaled field-effect transistors

Since the discovery of graphene, two-dimensional materials have been the focus of materials research. Among other things, they could be used to build tiny, high-performance transistors. Researchers at ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne have now simulated and evaluated one hundred possible materials for this purpose and discovered 13 promising candidates.
Tags: Science, Lausanne, Eth Zurich, EPF

New 3D model reveals Venus’ volcanoes are actually still active

The volcanoes of Venus are still active today, with at least 37 areas showing recent activity, a new 3D model reveals. This simulation from the University of Maryland and the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich shows the surface of Venus as being geologically alive. These Venusian volcanoes form in clusters, potentially revealing details of activity taking place beneath the surface of our neighboring world. “This is the first time we are able to point to specific structures and say ‘Look, this...
Tags: Startups, Space, World, University Of Maryland, Venus, Eth Zurich, Institute of Geophysics, Syndication

A new path for electron optics in solid-state systems

In combined theoretical and experimental work, physicists at ETH Zurich introduce and demonstrate a novel mechanism for electron optics in two-dimensional solid-state systems. The discovery opens up a route to engineering quantum-optical phenomena in a variety of materials and devices.
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Scientists Have Created Rainbow Hologram Chocolate Without Any Extra Ingredients

Your average convenience store is a marketing warzone as snack makers compete to make their candy bars stand out amongst the competition. Skipping fancy wrappers or weird flavor combinations, researchers from ETH Zurich have found a way to make truly unique chocolate with a hologram-like color-changing finish that…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Research, Chocolate, Holograms, Eth Zurich

Disney's Developed Movie-Quality Face-Swapping Technology That Promises to Change Filmmaking

In a few short years, neural-network-powered automated face swaps have gone from being mildly convincing to eerily believable. But through new research from Disney, neural face-swapping is poised to become a legitimate and high-quality tool for visual effects studios working on Hollywood blockbusters.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Disney, Research, Visual Effects, Disney Research, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Eth Zurich, Deepfakes

Disney Research neural face swapping technique can provide photorealistic, high resolution video

A new paper published by Disney Research in partnership with ETH Zurich describes a fully automated, neural network-based method for swapping faces in photos and videos – the first such method that results in high-resolution, megapixel resolution final results according to the researchers. That could make it suited for use in film and TV, where high resolution results are key to ensuring that the final product is good enough to reliably convince viewers as to their reality. The researchers speci...
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Wavy surfaces for better light control

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a method for the production of wavy surfaces with nanometre precision. In the future this method could be used, for instance, to make optical components for data transmission on the internet even more efficient and compact.
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The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers

Several technical advances have been achieved recently in the pursuit of powerful quantum computers. Now, Computer scientists from ETH Zurich have made an important breakthrough in the field of programming languages: their quantum language is the first of its kind that is as elegant, simple and safe as classical computer languages.
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We got an exclusive look the pitch deck that SuperAnnotate used to raise $3 million to help AI 'see' objects

Image-annotating startup SuperAnnotate has raised $3 million in seed funding from Point Nine Capital and other backers. Image annotation is a key part of helping artificial intelligence algorithms "see" and recognize objects. "The problem is that for all computer vision companies you need to organize millions of pieces of data to label them," Tigran Petrosyan, SuperAnnotate cofounder and CEO and cofounder, told Business Insider. You can see SuperAnnotate's funding pitch deck below. Click here ...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Stockholm, Point Nine Capital, Business Insider, Bay Area, Eth Zurich, Runa Capital, KTH, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, SuperAnnotate, Tigran, Vahan Petrosyan, Grand View Research Data, Petrosyan

Adding noise for completely secure communication

How can we protect communications against 'eavesdropping' if we don't trust the devices used in the process? This is one of the main questions in quantum cryptography research. Researchers at the University of Basel and ETH Zurich have succeeded in laying the theoretical groundwork for a communication protocol that guarantees one hundred percent privacy.
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First global map of rockfalls on the Moon

A research team from ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen counted over 136,000 rockfalls on the moon caused by asteroid impacts. Even billions of years old landscapes are still changing.
Tags: Science, Eth Zurich, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen

Watch This Two-Armed Robot Carve Like a Renaissance Master

Tabletop gamers often use hot wire cutters to turn chunks of foam into elaborate miniature landscapes, but this pair of robot arms turns hot wire carving into an intricate art form. By coordinating their movements, they can recreate even the most complex curves of a 3D model by bending and warping a flexible metal rod…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Robotics, Robot, Eth Zurich

Switzerland launched the world's first app based on Google and Apple's contact-tracing tech

Switzerland is the first country to launch a contact-tracing app using the specialized contact-tracing tech released by Google and Apple. The app is only in its pilot phase at the moment, and Swiss authorities plan to roll it out more widely in June. Google and Apple released their "exposure notification" API earlier this month, and said 22 health authorities around the world have asked permission to use it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The first app using Google and Ap...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, France, Trends, Bbc, Switzerland, Api, Eth Zurich, Srdjan Čapkun, Čapkun, Google Apple API

Mathematics can save lives at sea

An international research collaboration led by ETH Zurich and MIT has developed a mathematical method that can speed up search and rescue operations at sea. The new algorithm accurately predicts locations to which objects and people floating in water will drift.
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Lufthansa teams with Swiss researchers to boost SAF production from sunlight

In Germany, representatives of the Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) with its spin-offs Clime-works and Synhelion have signed a joint Letter of Intent for a possible cooperation. This should help to accelerate the market launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). The researchers and engineers at ETH Zurich have developed innovative processes that make it possible to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and, together with water and with the help of concentr...
Tags: Germany, Research, Lufthansa, Eth Zurich, Lufthansa Group, Letter of Intent, Swiss

Going against the trend

Global warming has affected the entire planet's surface, except for one particular area of the ocean, which has bucked the trend. A research team comprising scientists from ETH Zurich and Princeton University has unravelled the causes of this conundrum.
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A new biosensor to quickly and reliably detect novel coronavirus

Jing Wang and his team at Empa and ETH Zurich usually work on measuring, analyzing and reducing airborne pollutants such as aerosols and artificially produced nanoparticles.
Tags: Health, Eth Zurich, Empa, Jing Wang

X-ray vision through the water window

Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed the first high-repetition-rate laser source that produces coherent soft x-rays spanning the entire 'water window'. That technological breakthrough should enable a broad range of studies in the biological, chemical and material sciences as well as in physics.
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New measurements reveal evidence of elusive particles in a newly-discovered superconductor

Now a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, led by physicist Vidya Madhavan, in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the University of Maryland, Boston College, and ETH Zurich, have used high-resolution microscopy tools to peer at the inner-workings of an unusual type of superconductor, uranium ditelluride (UTe2). Their measurements reveal strong evidence that this material may be a natural home to an exotic quasiparticle that's bee...
Tags: Science, Eth Zurich, University Of Illinois, Vidya Madhavan

A twist connecting magnetism and electronic-band topology

Materials that combine topological electronic properties and quantum magnetism are of high current interest, for the quantum many-body physics that can unfold in them and for possible applications in electronic components. For one such material, physicists at ETH Zurich have now established the microscopic mechanism linking magnetism and electronic-band topology.
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Printing complex cellulose-based objects

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have set a new world record: they 3D printed complex objects with higher cellulose content than that of any other additively manufactured cellulose-based parts. To achieve this, they used a clever trick.
Tags: Science, Eth Zurich, Materials Science and Technology Empa

Photons and electrons one on one

The dynamics of electrons changes ever so slightly on each interaction with a photon. Physicists at ETH Zurich have now measured such interplay in its arguably purest form -- by recording the attosecond-scale time delays associated with one-photon transitions in an unbound electron.
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Circulatory failure is predictable

Researchers at ETH Zurich and Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, have developed a method for predicting circulatory failure in patients in inten-sive care units -- enabling clinicians to intervene at an early stage. Their approach uses machine learning methods to evaluate an extensive body of patient data.
Tags: Science, Eth Zurich, Inselspital Bern University Hospital

Longest microwave quantum link

Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated a five-metre-long microwave quantum link, the longest of its kind date. It can be used both for future quantum computer networks and for experiments in basic quantum physics research.
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