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With artificial intelligence to a better wood product

Nov 19, 2019 | Empa scientist Mark Schubert and his team would like to use the many opportunities offered by machine learning for wood technology applications. Together with Swiss Wood Solutions, Schubert will present his latest project at the Swiss Innovation Foru...
Empa researchers calculate load with micro-rubber

Rubber in the environment

Nov 14, 2019 | The tread on the tyre is worn out, new tyres are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimetres of tyre tread "disappear" to? As micro-rubbers, they mainly end up in soil and water and, to a small extent, in the air. And ...
The bronze hand of Prêles/Bern

Finest handicraft

Nov 13, 2019 | In autumn 2017, the archaeological service of the Canton of Berne was amazed when two private individuals delivered a crusted lump of metal. The bronze hand of Prêles, decorated with a ribbon of gold, turned out to be the oldest bronze sculpture of a...

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