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30/03/2018

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Surprising Outcome of the Peer Review of the Draft Technical Reports of National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

On March 26 – 28, 2018, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) conducted an intense peer review of draft technical reports of the results of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) study of exposure of rodents to radiofrequency radiation. The public review process was attended by members of the public and was broadcast live from the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Scientists responsible for the studies made presentations to a panel of external experts on the methodologies used in the studies and the evaluation of the results and answered questions. 

 
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27/03/2018

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Snow + Sun = Fun: 2018 Z43 Ski Day

A record number of participants enjoyed outstanding snow conditions atop Klosters-Madrisa for Z43 Ski Day 2018 on Thursday, 22 March.

 

 
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02/03/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof. em. Juan Mosig

Prof. em. Juan Mosig of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, March 1. He was a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series with a talk on "Graphene-Based Terahertz Antennas and Related Devices."

 
Update from IEC & IEEE Meeting
22/02/2018

Update from IEC & IEEE Meeting

IEC TC106 and IEEE ICES TC34 joined forces last week to initiate two new standards for human exposure to electromagnetic fields from 5G devices, as well as to complete revisions on two specific absorption rate (SAR) measurement standards (IEC 62209-1 and IEC 62209-2). Significant progress was made toward the completion of a third SAR measurement standard (IEC 62209-3). Prof. Niels Kuster, founding director of IT'IS, and Dr. Mark Douglas, IT'IS project leader for certification research, represented the IT'IS Foundation at the meeting, which was hosted by Motorola Solutions in Plantation, Florida.

The committees started work on experimental and numerical standards for 5G devices. Due to the already ongoing active development and deployment of 5G networks, the committee set an ambitious 2-year timeline to complete these standards. 5G networks are expected to enable high-bandwidth, short-range communication between devices, facilitating the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The devices typically operate at frequencies from 10 ‒ 100 GHz, where human exposure is limited by incident power density, for which procedures in the close near-field have not yet been established. The current state of the art and best practices were presented by various members throughout the first two days. Niels Kuster presented the latest research from the IT’IS Foundation regarding two main focus areas: defining biologically relevant exposure limits, and developing accurate measurement equipment and numerical assessment techniques. The presentations were based on results recently submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Later in the week, the committees completed work on a unified standard on SAR measurements of wireless devices, combining two standards for devices used at the side of the head (IEC 62209-1) and worn on the body (IEC 62209-2). An amendment to IEC 62209-2 was also completed. These two documents are now being submitted to the IEC central office, where they are being prepared for voting on by the National Committees. Publication is expected later this year.

Significant progress was also made on the drafting of a new standard for SAR measurement based on vector-measurement-based systems (IEC 62209-3), scheduled to be completed in April 2018. The committee further reached agreement on key issues regarding validation source calibration and the inclusion of scanning systems, the detailed description of which will be completed in the next weeks.


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Participants at the IECTC106 meeting in Plantation, FL

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09/02/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Dr. Eilif Muller

Dr. Eilif Muller of the EPFL's Blue Brain Project visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, February 8 as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. The title of his talk was "The HBP Brain Simulation Platform - Motivation, Architecture, Applications." Dr. Muller's extremely interesting presentation was well attended and stimulated many questions and much discussion.

 
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05/02/2018

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NTP Press Conference: Draft Technical Reports of the National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) announced the release of two draft technical reports of the results of studies of the health effects of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation in rodents. The NTP held a telephone press conference on Friday, February 2, 2018 to summarize the findings in the reports and answer questions. At a peer review of the draft reports, scheduled for March 26 – 28, 2018, Niels Kuster and Myles Capstick of IT'IS will provide background information on the design and rationale of the exposure regime.

 
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31/01/2018

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Fake vs. Real – The Zurich43 Retreat 2018 at Pilatus Kulm

Zurich43's annual retreat, this year with the theme "Fake vs. Real", was held 29 – 30 January 2018 at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm. The two days were packed with presentations and discussions to dissect high-quality science, products, and services.

 
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24/01/2018

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Game On! Z43’s Annual Party, 2018 “The Next Level” Edition

The annual Zurich 43 party, this year with the gamer theme “The Next Level”, was held at Halle 622 in Zurich-Oerlikon on Friday 19 January 2018.

 

 
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17/01/2018

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Faculty and Masters Students from the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Visit Zurich43

Prof. Sven Hirsch of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) visited Zurich43 with students in the Life Sciences - Applied Computational Life Sciences (ACLS) Master's Program on the afternoon of Monday, January 15, 2018 for a tour and an introduction to IT'IS research activities.