EmpaNews 43 published

Focus: Researching the house of tomorrow

Dec 18, 2013 | RAINER KLOSE

Around half of the energy demand in Switzerland is generated by buildings and every year ten tons of construction materials per capita are being used up. If we want to import fewer fossil fuels and reduce raw material consumption, we simply have to develop and test novel buildings in practice. The Empa research platform NEST has been conceived to do just this.

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Also in the current issue:
- Hightech for soft skin: Swiss entepreneur manufactures Lingerie made of pure gold
- Hangover for the "cat": Bioethanol in gasoline damages catalytic converters
- Interim storage for green electricity: Excess power is converted into climate-neutral natural gas

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New: EmpaNews für Android Tablets
In December 2012 we launched EmpaNews for iPad. More than 500 readers installed our magazine in the newsstand of their iPad, watched our movie clips and studied our interactive graphics.
Now we extend our media reach: EmpaNews is available for Android Tablets* from now. You can find our app easily in the Play Store: just search for "empa".:
Even more convenient is our own "app-site": www.empa.ch/app
*does not run on smartphones





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Complete issue as PDF (1.8 MB)