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Biotech violins

Sinfonia ai funghi

Feb 15, 2018 | Do violins made of wood that had been treated with fungi sound the same as a fine, antique instrument? Acoustics experts at Empa are currently studying the body and soul of instruments made of “mycowood”. Precision structure-borne sound measurements ...
Opening of NEST unit “Urban Mining & Recycling”

Building with waste and recycled material

Feb 8, 2018 | A residential module fully constructed from reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials: This is the premise for the newest unit in NEST, the modular research and innovation building run by Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. On 8 February 2018, the NES...
Innovative ice screws

Life insurance for mountaineers and ice climbers

Feb 1, 2018 | On the mountain, ice screws must be able to reliably hold the weight of a climber – even in free fall if need be. Investigations at Empa will show whether or not a newly developed screw will not slip out of the ice even under extreme loads.

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On the lookout for base materials for the next generation of electronics: energy saving transistors made of graphene nanoribbons; image sensors with maximum light sensivity, made of perovskite nanocrystals.

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