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...
Feb 8, 2018 | Opening of NEST unit “Urban Mining & Recycling”
A residential module fully constructed from reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials: This is the premise for the newest unit in NEST, the modular research and innovation building run by Empa and Eawag in...
Feb 15, 2018 | Biotech violins
Do violins made of wood that had been treated with fungi sound the same as a fine, antique instrument? Acoustics experts at Empa are currently studying the body and soul of instruments made of “mycowood”. Precision...
Nov 5, 2018 | Swiss Aerosol Award 2018 for Maria Muñoz
This year's Swiss Aerosol Award goes to Maria Muñoz. The Empa researcher investigated the emission behavior of so-called GDI engines (gasoline-direct injection). Her results are alarming: GDI vehicles emit up to 17 times...
Dec 11, 2018 | Two Empa scientists on "Highly Cited Researcher" list
Two Empa scientists are on this year's list of "Highly Cited Researchers". The publications of Bernd Nowack and Maksym Kovalenko are among the top-1% most highly cited papers worldwide.
Sep 6, 2018 | Carbon fiber plasters for bridges
Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures. A railway bridge in Switzerland and a road bridge in Australia have already...
May 28, 2018 | FIFA World Cup 2018 coming up
The official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has received Empa's «stamp of approval» after numerous rigorous tests. Some goalkeepers had been critical of its flight characteristics, but the reason for this may...
Nov 12, 2018 | Searching for traces in the atmosphere
35,000 tons of undeclared carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) are released into our atmosphere every year - although applications in which this substance is released into the environment have been officially banned by the...
Dec 18, 2018 | Federal Council elects Gian-Luca Bona to ETH Board
On 14 December 2018, the Federal Council elected Gian-Luca Bona to the ETH Board. The Empa Director will now represent the four research institutions PSI, WSL, Eawag and Empa on the ETH Board.
Jan 29, 2018 | Electro-osmotic textiles for athletes
To keep the body warm and dry during winter sports, high-performance clothing is a must. The demands on these textiles are high, as a person sweats up to one liter per hour on his upper body alone when skiing. A new...
Nov 1, 2018 | Novel protective mask for medical personnel
Laughter is the best medicine, says medical research. But how are patients supposed to feel like smiling if the faces of the nursing staff and even their beloved ones are covered with masks? Researchers from Empa and...
Dec 14, 2018 | ERC Consolidator Grant for Maksym Kovalenko
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Maksym Kovalenko an ERC Consolidator Grant 2018. His application convinced the jury to give him the opportunity to tackle an ambitious new research topic in the field of...
Dec 3, 2018 | New partnership with Imperial College London
The new "NEST Aerial Robotics Hub" of Empa and Imperial College London is all about autonomous, soft-material drones. The aim of the new cooperation is to integrate functional materials into robot technology. As...
Jan 8, 2018 | Inexpensive and stable
Water could form the basis for future particularly inexpensive rechargeable batteries. Empa researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution. This takes us one...
Nov 20, 2018 | Technology Briefing at Empa in Thun
Industry representatives met at Empa's Thun campus last week to get information on the latest high-tech trends in industrial coatings. The partnership with the Hightech Zentrum Aargau strengthens the transfer of...
Nov 16, 2018 | World premiere: the first HYDRO_BOT ski jacket
The Swiss sportswear manufacturer KJUS presented the world's first ski jacket with an integrated electronic user-controlled membrane on November 15. Thanks to the HYDRO_BOT technology developed together with Empa, the...
Nov 12, 2018 | Nationaler Zukunftstag 2018
Am Nationalen Zukunftstag 2018 begeisterten sich rund 100 Kinder für die Forschung an der Empa. Durch die spannenden Workshops in Dübendorf und St. Gallen sollte auch das Interesse an MINT-Fächern bei den Schülerinnen...
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