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The mystery of the flexible shell

Why the shell of a marine animal is soft in water but hard in air.

Where will the electricity come from in 2050?

Net-zero goal for CO2 emissions is technically achievable.

Exploring the practical benefits of exotic materials

Niels Schröter receives an award from the Swiss Physical Society (SPG).

SLS: The new crane comes from above

The Swiss Light Source SLS is getting a second hall crane. But how can the 42-metre-long, 40-tonne monster get into the building? The only way is from above.

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The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is a research institute for natural and engineering sciences, conducting cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and the environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for the major challenges facing society, science and the economy.

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