Aug 9, 2018 | Breakthrough in nanoresearch
Empa researchers, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and other partners, have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or – in the...
Aug 15, 2018 | Development of artificial tissues
For the replacement of animal testing with alternatives in medical research, complex microtissues need to be cultivated. Researchers from Empa have developed a special polymer scaffold for threedimensional cell cultures....
Aug 14, 2018 | Neue interdisziplinäre Bildungsinitiative
Nach über einem Jahr intensiver Vorbereitung hat der Verein Startfeld gestern Abend Smartfeld mit einem feierlichen Festakt lanciert. Die Initianten dieser interdisziplinären Bildungsinitiative – darunter die Empa - ...
Jul 12, 2018 | Step by step to the perfect and sustainable pavement
The one ideal asphalt for all conditions does not exist: Climatic conditions, traffic frequencies and loads place different demands on the pavement. Another challenge: preparing old asphalt so that it can be used for new...
Jul 23, 2018 | Artificial intelligence in materials science
Mark Schubert modifies wood properties with the aid of the enzyme laccase. However, the search for suitable ingredients is complex – a bit like trying to find the key to an unknown lock. Instead of long, expensive series...
Jul 27, 2018 | Empa Sommercamp 2018
Während des Sommercamps der Empa engagierten sich Nachwuchs-Ingenieurinnen und künftige Materialforscher bei der Konstruktion von Brücken und Druckluft-Autos. Während die Eltern im heissen Juli in den Labors forschten,...
Jul 27, 2018 | Digital fabrication in NEST
Researchers at ETH Zurich have fabricated an 80 m2 lightweight concrete slab at the DFAB House, making it the world’s first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork. The DFAB House will...
Feb 22, 2018 | Geneva Motor Show
What could a "gas station of the future" look like? What services does it offer? Which fuels can be refueled there and where do they come from? Possible answers to these questions can be found at the stand of the of...
Mar 22, 2018 | Digital prefabricated timber modules for "DFAB HOUSE"
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real-world project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled in the...
Jul 17, 2018 | Machine learning and society
AI is set to trigger a major transformation in society. As soon as algorithms influence our voting habits or design school curricula, it is up to politics to limit the damage. A new study on the opportunities and risks...
Jul 3, 2018 | Particulate matter: some more concerning than others
Current legal limits for fine dust in the air are based on the mass and size of the particles. For health effects, however, not only the mass of dust is decisive, but also its chemical composition. Empa researchers have...
Jul 11, 2018 | Cooperation between Daetwyler and Empa Spin-off
CTsystems, a spin-off of Empa, and Daetwyler, the Swiss specialist for sealing solutions, partner up to market and industrialize polymer transducer technology. CTsystems has already presented the first prototype of...
Jul 4, 2018 | Dalhousie University appoints Empa researcher
Empa researcher Thijs Defraeye has been appointed adjunct professor at Dalhousie University in Canada within the Department of Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture. His new position and the associated collaboration...
Jun 28, 2018 | "Public Private Partnership" with H2 Energy Holding AG
Hydrogen is considered a promising alternative for a future without fossil fuels. In order to further develop fuel cells and prepare them for market entry, Empa is strengthening its cooperation with H2 Energy Holding AG...
Jun 28, 2018 | Honorary doctorate for Empa researcher Ayodhya Tiwari
Ayodhya Tiwari, head of the Empa laboratory «Thin Films and Photovoltaics», has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Belgian Hasselt University. The appointment follows his great success in the field of flexible...
Jun 21, 2018 | Successful conclusion to first project phase
Around two years ago, Empa opened “move”, the demonstrator for the mobility of the future, with a view to revealing various paths for mobility with renewable energy. After two years of practical tests, the first project...
Jun 19, 2018 | Research on smart windows
Sebastian Siol is looking for new materials with unusual properties that were so far not accessible in experiments. To do this, he connects partners who don't really fit together: One partner forces the other into a...
Jun 15, 2018 | Water tunnel opened at Empa
Heat waves are increasing worldwide - and that includes Switzerland. Cities in particular suffer as a result: the temperature difference between city and countryside can amount to several degrees. A new water tunnel at...
Jun 11, 2018 | Reliable nano-knowledge for innovative companies
A new contact point for start-ups, SMEs and industry pools the scientific and regulatory expertise in the field of nanotechnology available in Switzerland. contactpointnano.ch builds a bridge between research and...
Jun 9, 2018 | Recognition for "Solar Fitness & Wellness"
On 8 June 2018, the "Award for Marketing + Architecture" was presented for the sixth time at the KKL Lucerne. Winner in the category "Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Tourist Facilities, Wellness Facilities, Residences" is the...
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