Magnetic effects at the origin of life?

It's the spin that makes the difference

Feb 20, 2024 | Biomolecules such as amino acids and sugars occur in two mirror-image forms – in all living organisms, however, only one is ever found. Why this is the case is still unclear. Researchers at Empa and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have now found ...
Empa/ETH spin-off aims to increase energy efficiency

Electricity from waste heat thanks to new piston machine

Feb 15, 2024 | Industrial waste heat is an untapped goldmine: It is produced in large quantities, but is hardly used efficiently. A new type of machine developed by Empa scientists and their partners based on an innovative engine technology could change this – also...
Environmental impact with microplastics

Vehicle tires as a source of microplastics

Feb 13, 2024 | Tire wear of motor vehicles is responsible for a large proportion of microplastics in the environment. Researchers from Empa and the company wst21 have summarized the results of various studies in a recently published basic report in response to post...


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