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How a spin-off of ETH Zurich and EMPA strikes new chords in string instruments, why this helps the tropical forests and what connects the funding of spin-off companies to bathtubs.

One training programme — two experiences How a European Training Network equips PhD candidates with the skills needed for their professional future, why plant scientists will never run out of work and why it is crucial for Switzerland to have access

How a career development tool helps postdocs to figure out their career prospects and how a planning tool facilitates the organisation of young researchers‘ projects. An interview with Sibylle Hodel and Alexandra Zingg about the two novel online tools TDS

About the smartness of cells, the challenge of copying them and the crucial impact of an ERC Grant on the career of a scientist. – An interview with Petra Dittrich, Professor for Bioanalytics at ETH Zurich.

How the Japanologist Raji C. Steineck and his interdisciplinary team explore concepts of time in medieval Japan in a novel way and what we learn by this ERC project about our own perception of time.

How a clinical trial with a novel antibody brings new hope to people with a spinal cord injury and why Armin Curt has been dedicated to this extraordinary project for years. – An interview with Armin Curt, Professor of

How young researchers of ETH Zurich make the Internet work better for everyone. A journey with Mirja Kühlewind and Brian Trammell.

Computational science – expanding the range of thinking. – What connects Aristotle to modern computing, why the digital age soon comes to an end and what will follow next. A visit to Petros Koumoutsakos.

An interview with Silja Häusermann, Professor of Political Science at the University of Zurich

Reducing cyber risks, improving information security – Why expanding connectivity endangers our daily lives, what Srdjan Capkun likes most about information security and how he can protect us from cyber risks.