Rescuing Swiss Heritage
Strickbau buildings in Appenzell appear to be on the verge of disappearance.
Niklaus Ledergerber: "Reviving Strickbau wood log houses"
A conservation effort in Appenzell, Switzerland, could lead to the revival of local heritage buildings made with the unique Strickbau construction technique
Whipping Swiss cottages into green shipshape
By making Strickbau wood log building more energy efficient, scientists are participating to their revival and use for modern living
Fibers as immune system boosters
A new EU-backed study aims at scientifically prove claims that fibres called polysaccharides help boost the immune system
The Artificial Finger
To touch something is to understand it – emotionally and cognitive. It´s one of our important six senses, which we use and need in our daily lives. But accidents or illnesses can disrupt us from our sense of touch
Nano Nose Smells Cancer
New methods relying on an electronic nose and optoacoustics to improve prostate cancer diagnosis techniques and avoid fatal treatment delays
A Window Through Time
Franz Freundorfer applies his knowledge to the development of energy-efficient windows for heritage buildings
Energy-efficient windows for historic buildings
An international team of European experts is looking to improve the energy efficiency of historic buildings.
The Secret of Eve´s Apple is Lifted
After three years of research the apple genome has been identified in an international effort. This knowledge will eventually lead to new varieties of apples which are healthier, tastier and faster growing, and which are resistant to fungal or bacterial pathogens by CORINNA ENGELHARDT (Sep. ...