How much does Switzerland consume?

87 million tons of material each year

Apr 15, 2021 | Empa researchers have analyzed the entire material and energy flows of the Swiss economy. Their final report now provides important data and comparisons. The team also looked into how the behavior of the Swiss population affects greenhouse gas emissi...
Sprint – A new NEST unit under construction

From dismantling to re-use as fast as possible

Apr 13, 2021 | At NEST, the research and innovation platform of Empa and Eawag, the new Sprint unit is currently under construction – an office unit built largely from recycled materials. Sprint aims to set new standards for circular construction. However, the offi...
Next generation of AI

Smart robots need intelligent materials

Apr 8, 2021 | Artificial intelligence (AI) is nowadays considered a fundamental asset for developing products and technologies across industries, giving companies who master it a competitive edge. What is still lacking, however, is a thorough discussion about the ...


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