Empa researcher becomes co-editor of NanoImpact

New journal for nanosafety

Jul 21, 2016 | Empa researcher Bernd Nowack is one of the editors-in-chief of the trade journal NanoImpact, which was launched in May, the first journal to focus solely on nanosafety research. It aims to cover and bring together the entire spectrum of this multidis...
Empa researchers develop new flame retardants

Toxicological cross-check

Jul 17, 2016 | Flame retardants are invisible assistants in car seats, gasket sealants, furniture and even in aeroplanes. However, their ingredients are not always harmless. Empa researchers developed three innovative flame retardants and tested them for toxicity; ...
Swiss Administration: role model for energy efficiency

E-scooters, drones, innovative escalators

Jul 1, 2016 | On 29 June the Swiss Federal Office of Energy hosted an information event at Empa presenting the annual report 2015 of the role model function of the Federal Administration for energy efficiency (“Energie-Vorbild Bund”). Numerous journalists were giv...

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