Former radio transmitter site

Measuring air quality at Beromünster

Oct 26, 2016 | A new measurement station for air pollution monitoring has been opened in Beromünster, Canton Lucerne, the first since 1990. The measurement station, operated by Empa and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment is located on the site of the form...
Nanostructures against antibiotic resistance

Peptides vs. superbugs

Oct 17, 2016 | Several peptides have an antibacterial effect but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succee...
Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel Prize: Empa involved in research work

Oct 6, 2016 | Empa is delighted to acknowledge the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Bernard L. Feringa, Fraser Stoddart and Jean-Pierre Sauvage – as it made a major contribution in 2011 to a research project carried out by Bernard L. Feringa. 

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NEST is a living lab aimed at accelerating the innovation process in the building and energy sector. More than 90 partners from research, industry and the public sector will be joining forces at NEST to develop sustainable technologies, materials and systems, and test them under real conditions. The latest issue of EmpaQuarterly is focused entirely on that prestigious project.



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