Inauguration of the "Driving" adventure station

Environmental bike path stops at Empa

Sep 25, 2017 | On 4 October, two adventure stations will open at the campus of Empa and Eawag on Switzerland's second "Umweltveloweg" (environmental bike path). The interactive stations, each with a large-scale picture book, show in a child-friendly way how we can ...
New technology for synthetic fiber fabrics: lasering instead of sewing

Wave needle and thread goodbye – and welcome the laser!

Sep 21, 2017 | Over the last few years, Empa scientists have developed a novel process that fuses synthetic fiber fabrics – making the "seam" airtight and waterproof. In order to exploit the innovative technology commercially, Empa researchers Alexander Haag and Mi...
Sustainable mobility courtesy of solar power

World record solar cells for "move"

Sep 20, 2017 | Swiss start-up Flisom is ready for the global market: the company, a spin-off from ETH Zürich and Empa, has developed a unique roll-to-roll process for the cost-effective production of flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar modules. The first ...

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