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...
May 31, 2018 | Research station at Jungfraujoch certified
The research station at Jungfraujoch is at the top of Europe – and not only because of its unique location. Within the framework of the European research infrastructure «Integrated Carbon Observation System» (ICOS), the...
May 24, 2018 | Successful cooperation with the Université de Haute-Alsace
If you want to design a fluffy sweater or a sleek shirt, you have to predict the properties of textile surfaces. Empa researchers have developed a new type of sensor to ensure that such information can be reproduced. In...
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...
May 30, 2018 | «ONE TWO WE»-Programm an der Empa
Das Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm ONE TWO WE von SV Schweiz und des WWF Schweiz ermöglicht es, genussvoll und dennoch nachhaltig zu essen. Die Empa ist seit November 2013 Partner des Programms und hat auch im vergangenen Jahr...
May 22, 2018 | Manfred Partl wird Präsident des VSS-Wissenschaftsrats
Am 26. April wählten die rund 200 Mitglieder des Schweizerischen Verbands der Strassen- und Verkehrsfachleute (VSS) anlässlich ihrer jährlichen Vollversammlung den Empa-Forscher Manfred Partl zum Präsidenten des...
May 17, 2018 | Empa Spin-off develops new analyzer
Atmospheric pollutants put a strain on the environment and harbor health hazards for humans. The Empa spin-off MIRO Analytical Technologies developed a technology to simultaneously analyze nine greenhouse gases and...
May 16, 2018 | The Master of Aerogels
Research should set things in motion. This is the motto of Matthias Koebel, Head of Empa’s Building Energy Materials and Components lab. The chemist has ambitious goals and successfully combines an inquisitive spirit...
May 8, 2018 | Understanding steam burns
Even if the wound looks superficially harmless, steam burns must be cooled persistently. Empa researchers have now been able to show for the first time how hot steam achieves its vicious effect: It penetrates the upper...
May 7, 2018 | Window glass with special properties
Summer. Blue sky. Sunshine. But you don't notice much of it in the office or in your home, because the blinds block the view so that the heat stays outside. This scenario could soon be a thing of the past: EPFL...
May 2, 2018 | Cover story in "Rapid Comm in Mass Spectrometry"
The average sea temperature is an essential parameter of the global climate – but it is very difficult to measure. At least until now, because an international team of researchers including Empa scientists have now...
May 3, 2018 | Empa’s Annual Report 2017 now online
We hope to lead you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term "applied research" is defined at Empa.
Apr 30, 2018 | New materials for sustainable, low-cost batteries
The energy transition depends on technologies that allow the inexpensive temporary storage of electricity from renewable sources. A promising new candidate is aluminium batteries, which are made from cheap and abundant...
Apr 26, 2018 | ProSUM project
Last year Empa’s inorganic analytics lab was granted the status of “Reference Laboratory” within the scope of the ProSUM project, funded by the EU. Fine-grained samples of shredder waste from scrapped cars, e-waste or...
Apr 20, 2018 | Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences and Empa design a first of its kind
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in a quarry in Péry in the Bernese Jura from 20 April. Together with industry partners, the Bern University of Applied Sciences...
Apr 23, 2018 | University of Freiburg appoints Empa researcher
Antonia Neels, head of the Centre for X-ray Analytics at Empa, has been appointed titular professor by the University of Freiburg. She gives lectures in the Materials master module on applied crystallography in Freiburg....
Apr 18, 2018 | ArtSci Exhibition at ETH Zurich
How can the magic of scientific discoveries in the lab be conveyed to a broad audience? The exhibition “ArtSci2018” at ETH Zurich from 22 April to 6 May will focus on the beauty and relevance of research results. Two...
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