New Omega Speedmaster with Empa ceramic bezel

Finally red!

Oct 27, 2016 | Empa researchers have pulled off a masterstroke of ceramics research: as of now, a dark-red ceramic bezel adorns a Swiss luxury watch – a world premiere and stunning example of top-flight materials science.
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...

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Switching off vibrations

Macroscopic crystal structures can absorb unwanted vibrations or filter noise – without any electronics or electricity whatsoever. They can be lighter and more solid than previous conventional insulating material and can even be tailored to their intended purpose. Is acoustics on the brink of a revolution?



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