Interview with Tanja Zimmermann and Martin Ackermann

The CO2-binding society as a goal

Mar 4, 2024 | Tanja Zimmermann and Martin Ackermann want to provide answers to the current climate crisis with new initiatives and ambitious goals. In this interview, Eawag Director Ackermann and Empa Director Zimmermann explain why this is primarily a water crisi...
Artificial intelligence

AI: once a mere tool – soon a partner on equal footing?

Feb 29, 2024 | Artificial intelligence – AI – is not just all over the media, but is also making its way into our work environments, from industrial manufacturing to research. But how can we best exploit potential synergies of man and machine, and what must we cons...
Biodegradable materials

Packaged in beer

Feb 27, 2024 | Empa researchers have extracted nanocellulose from a waste product of beer brewing and processed it into an aerogel. The high-quality biodegradable material could be used in food packaging.


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