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Mensch und Roboter. Quelle: Emilie Ogez (CC / Flickr)
  • 30.05.2016

«Mensch nach Mass»?

Würde es Sie stören, wenn Ihr Nachbar sich Kontaktlinsen mit eingebauter Zoomfunktion kauft? Würden Sie zustimmen, schädliche Gene aus dem Erbgut Ihres noch ungeborenen Kindes zu entfernen? Wie stellen Sie sich unsere Welt in 100 Jahren vor?
After the disaster, four square kilometers of pine forest directly downwind of the reactor turned reddish-brown and died, earning the name of the "Red Forest" (source: Flickr, Timm Suess)
  • 24.05.2016

Chernobyl: 30 anni

L’incidente avvenne a seguito di un test sull’alimentazione elettrica dell’impianto. La successiva emissione di sostanze radioattive provocò la contaminazione di ampie parti d’Europa. Le relative conseguenze per le persone e per l’ambiente furono catastrofiche, in particolare in alcune zone dell’attuale Ucraina e della Bielorussia.
Un pommier atteint par le feu bactérien donne l’impression d’avoir brûlé (d’où le nom de la maladie) : les fleurs et les feuilles se fanent et prennent une couleur brunâtre à noire. Photo: Strickhof Winterthur.
  • 04.05.2016

Coltivazione sperimentale di meli OGM parzialmente autorizzata

Con decisione del 29 aprile 2016 l’Ufficio federale dell’ambiente (UFAM) ha parzialmente autorizzato il centro di competenza della Confederazione per la ricerca agronomica Agroscope di Reckenholz a coltivare a titolo sperimentale dei meli la cui resistenza al fuoco batterico è stata migliorata tramite una modifica genetica. In quanto richiedente, Agroscope deve rimuovere i fiori delle piante al fine di prevenire la dispersione dei pollini cisgenici. Inoltre, deve adottare misure paragonabili a quelle di emissioni sperimentali avvenute nel passato in Svizzera.

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Mensch und Roboter. Quelle: Emilie Ogez (CC / Flickr)
  • 30.05.2016
  • Foundation Science et Cité
  • Notizie

«Mensch nach Mass»?

Würde es Sie stören, wenn Ihr Nachbar sich Kontaktlinsen mit eingebauter Zoomfunktion kauft? Würden Sie zustimmen, schädliche Gene aus dem Erbgut Ihres noch ungeborenen Kindes zu entfernen? Wie stellen Sie sich unsere Welt in 100 Jahren vor?
Wildbiene auf einer Blüte (Sonja Gerber)
  • 30.05.2016
  • SCNAT
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Pollinators are in decline

The first report of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was published in February 2016. The IPBES member Markus Fischer of the University of Bern talks to us about its main topic, pollination.
  • 30.05.2016
  • Notizie

New Database on environmental research groups in Switzerland

The Federal office for the Environment (FOEN) has created a new Database with many information
Pfeiler zwischen der Tunnelröhre (links) und einem baulogistischen Verbindungsstollen (rechts),(Quelle Ingenieurgemeinschaft Gotthard Basistunnel Süd, 04.03.2002)
  • 30.05.2016
  • Accademie svizzere delle scienze
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Notizie

Gotthard: Into the high-risk zone

On 1 June 2016, the Gotthard Base Tunnel opened after just under 20 years of building work. Peter Guntli was involved in the construction of what is the world’s longest railway tunnel, working as chief geologist of the Sedrun section. He looks back on the project for us.
Philippe Moreillon / Maria Schönbächler
  • 27.05.2016
  • SCNAT
  • Comunicato stampa

Election de Maria Schönbächler et Philippe Moreillon au Comité

La géologue Maria Schönbächler de l’EPF Zurich et Philippe Moreillon, vice-directeur de l’Université de Lausanne, ont été élus vendredi à Berne par les délégués de l’Académie des sciences naturelles (SCNAT) au sein de son Comité. Philippe Moreillon commencera son mandat le 1er juillet 2016 et Maria Schönbächler le 1er janvier 2017.
New developments in engineering plant metabolic pathways
  • 27.05.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

New developments in engineering plant metabolic pathways

A review of the current state-of-the-art in plant engineering. The publication presents how:
- Plant metabolic pathways can be reconstituted in heterologous hosts.
- Metabolism in crop plants can be engineered to improve the production of biofuels.
- Crops can be engineered to express metabolic pathways that improve human health.
Genetically modifiedplants: questions and answers
  • 27.05.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

Genetically modified plants: questions and answers

What are genetically modified (GM) plants? Is genetic modification safe? Where are GM crops grown and eaten? These and 15 more questions answered in a new document published by the british Royal Society.
Genetischer Code
  • 26.05.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

Retour sur la biologie de synthèse

Sarah Dirren de la RTS vous propose un dossier sur la biologie de synthèse ou comment créer du vivant à partir d’éléments présents dans la nature. L’idée de la biologie de synthèse est de concevoir et de construire de nouveaux systèmes ou de nouvelles fonctions biologiques plus performants que ceux existant dans la nature.
Microsculpture
  • 26.05.2016
  • Notizie

Extreme Insect Imaging

Many natural history collections are currently digitizing their most important specimens to enhance their visibility and usefulness. The results of these endeavours are usually made publicly available in national and international information portals such as those of the «Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune» (CSCF) or the «Global Biodiversity Information Facility» (GBIF).
lago penisola acqua nube
  • 26.05.2016
  • UFAM
  • Amt für Wasser und Abfall, Kanton Bern
  • Notizie

Abaissement préventif du niveau des lacs du pied du Jura

L’OFEV et les cantons riverains ont décidé aujourd’hui d’abaisser préventivement le niveau des lacs du pied du Jura. L’objectif est d’augmenter le potentiel de rétention de ces derniers en vue des précipitations abondantes annoncées pour la fin de cette semaine et le début de la semaine prochaine.
  • 24.05.2016
  • UFAM
  • Notizie

Biodiversità: il Consiglio federale approva i fondi per le misure urgenti 2017-2020

Detti fondi saranno utilizzati nei prossimi quattro anni per misure urgenti di risanamento e di valorizzazione di biotopi d’importanza nazionale e per la biodiversità nel bosco. Il Consiglio federale ha inoltre approvato la Strategia per le specie esotiche invasive che persegue l’obiettivo di ridurre in Svizzera i danni provocati da queste specie applicando misure di riconoscimento precoce, prevenzione e limitazione.
  • 24.05.2016
  • Piattaforma di Biologia
  • Notizie

A platform for the discovery of new macrolide antibiotics

Scientists present a novel approach for the discovery and manufacture of macorlide antibiotics. It has the potential to become a valuable tool in the arms race against resistant microbes.
Akash Arasu and Ari Sarfatis (Photo: Shem Johnson)
  • 24.05.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

Des jeunes scientifiques prennent position sur le potentiel et les risques de la biologie synthétique

Une nouvelle vidéo du Forum Recherche génétique donne en 7 minutes un aperçu du débat sur la biologie synthétique
After the disaster, four square kilometers of pine forest directly downwind of the reactor turned reddish-brown and died, earning the name of the "Red Forest" (source: Flickr, Timm Suess)
  • 24.05.2016
  • Notizie

Chernobyl: 30 anni

L’incidente avvenne a seguito di un test sull’alimentazione elettrica dell’impianto. La successiva emissione di sostanze radioattive provocò la contaminazione di ampie parti d’Europa. Le relative conseguenze per le persone e per l’ambiente furono catastrofiche, in particolare in alcune zone dell’attuale Ucraina e della Bielorussia.
the commodity sector
  • 23.05.2016
  • Accademie svizzere delle scienze
  • Comunicato stampa

Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries - Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps

Switzerland occupies an important position in the global trade of hard and soft commodities. Companies headquartered within its borders directly or indirectly shape commodity extraction practices around the world, some of which carry considerable negative environmental and social risks on the ground, particularly in fragile contexts. Minimizing these risks and maximizing shared economic gains could enable mutually beneficial development and counteract persistent social and political inequality.
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