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Sommercamp an der Empa in Dübendorf

Luft und Regen, Chemie in der Küche etc.

Jul 24, 2017 | Bereits zum 14. Mal fand letzte Woche das beliebte Ferienprogramm für die Kinder der Empa-Mitarbeitenden statt. Während ihre Eltern bei der Arbeit waren, erleben knapp zwei Dutzend Mädchen und Buben im Primarschulalter die Gesetze der Physik und Chem...
Cities suffer from higher temperatures during heat waves

“Heat islands” in the city

Jul 21, 2017 | June 2017 broke quite a few weather records in Switzerland. Above all the month was extraordinarily hot, the second hottest June on records, peaking in a heat wave between 19 and 23 June. Cities heat up even more than the surrounding regions, an effe...
Producing hydrogen from solar energy

New catalyst for future energy storage

Jul 18, 2017 | In order to allow solar and wind energy to make a greater contribution to our future energy supply, it must be possible to store this energy efficiently, for instance in the form of hydrogen. This is done by means of the electrical cleavage of water ...

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