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Using quantum physics to generate electricity

Mini electricity generator from quantum dots

Jan 18, 2022 | Mickael L. Perrin wants to build tiny power plants from graphene nanoribbons that generate electricity from heat. His ambitious project won him one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants from the EU and one of the 32 Eccellenza Professorial Fellowshi...
viboo, an Empa spin-off

Optimizing indoor temperatures – thanks to AI

Jan 11, 2022 | The Empa spin-off viboo has developed a self-learning algorithm for controlling the indoor climate. This enables predictive cooling or heating of buildings, thus saving around one third of energy. Following successful experiments at NEST, Empa's and ...
Food waste reduction

Ecological coating for Bananas

Jan 4, 2022 | Empa and Lidl Switzerland have jointly developed a cellulose protective coating for fruit and vegetables. The novel coating is made from so-called pomace – squeezed fruit and vegetable peels. The innovative project can reduce packaging and prevent fo...
 

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