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New combustion process

Record efficiency for a gas engine

Jun 20, 2019 | At the end of May, the final meeting of the "Horizon 2020" project "GasOn" with the EU Commission took place in Brussels. The aim of this EU project was the further development of gas engines for cars and vans. Around 20 partners participated, includ...
Portrait Gustav Nyström

The wood magician

Jun 18, 2019 | The new head of Empa's Cellulose & Wood Materials lab, Gustav Nyström, has taken everyone by surprise by setting unconventional goals. However, paper batteries and nanocellulose sensors have one main objective: to help solve fundamental, socially rel...
SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Swissloop banking on “Claude Nicollier”

Jun 13, 2019 | In July, Swissloop, an association of students from ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities, will once again be competing against teams from all over the world at the Hyperloop Pod Competition in Los Angeles. At Empa, the students presented their new...

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