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A new weapon in the fight against arthritis?

Treating arthritis with algae

Aug 22, 2017 | Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF are pursuing a new approach to treating arthritis. This is based on a polysaccharide, a long-chain sugar molecule, originating from brown algae. When chemically modified, thi...
New emission regulations for passenger vehicles from September 1, 2017

Cleaner diesel on the horizon

Aug 17, 2017 | On September 1, 2017, new emissions regulations for passenger vehicles will come into force in the EU and Switzerland. These will plug the gaps in the existing legislation and ensure that diesel vehicles in particular become considerably cleaner as r...
How to produce microlenses from dyes

Light switches from spray cans

Aug 14, 2017 | Researchers are on the lookout for rapid, reliable and affordable switches for the opto-electronics of the future. An Empa team now presents a potential solution: dye droplets measuring just a few sub-micrometers in diameter.

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