ArtSci Exhibition at ETH Zurich

Art from the lab: the beauty of science

Apr 18, 2018 | 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 Empa researchers will also presen...
From high school graduate to Empa researcher

Hydrogen as a pedalling aid

Apr 17, 2018 | An e-bike fueled with hydrogen instead of electricity? No, this is not a utopia, but reality: industrial gas specialist Linde has developed a hydrogen pedelec equipped with a compact fuel cell instead of the usual battery. Florian Freund was inspired...
First european database for secondary raw materials

Europe as urban mine

Apr 12, 2018 | In January 2018 the first pan-European database for secondary raw materials, including many “critical” ones, went online. Ever since, we have known more about which raw material depots reside in cars, batteries and electronic devices sold, used and s...

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