Jul 17, 2018 | Machine learning and society
AI is set to trigger a major transformation in society. As soon as algorithms influence our voting habits or design school curricula, it is up to politics to limit the damage. A new study on the opportunities and risks...
Feb 22, 2018 | Geneva Motor Show
What could a "gas station of the future" look like? What services does it offer? Which fuels can be refueled there and where do they come from? Possible answers to these questions can be found at the stand of the of...
Jul 12, 2018 | Step by step to the perfect and sustainable pavement
The one ideal asphalt for all conditions does not exist: Climatic conditions, traffic frequencies and loads place different demands on the pavement. Another challenge: preparing old asphalt so that it can be used for new...
Jul 3, 2018 | Particulate matter: some more concerning than others
Current legal limits for fine dust in the air are based on the mass and size of the particles. For health effects, however, not only the mass of dust is decisive, but also its chemical composition. Empa researchers have...
Jul 11, 2018 | Cooperation between Daetwyler and Empa Spin-off
CTsystems, a spin-off of Empa, and Daetwyler, the Swiss specialist for sealing solutions, partner up to market and industrialize polymer transducer technology. CTsystems has already presented the first prototype of...
Jul 4, 2018 | Dalhousie University appoints Empa researcher
Empa researcher Thijs Defraeye has been appointed adjunct professor at Dalhousie University in Canada within the Department of Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture. His new position and the associated collaboration...
Jun 28, 2018 | "Public Private Partnership" with H2 Energy Holding AG
Hydrogen is considered a promising alternative for a future without fossil fuels. In order to further develop fuel cells and prepare them for market entry, Empa is strengthening its cooperation with H2 Energy Holding AG...
Jun 28, 2018 | Honorary doctorate for Empa researcher Ayodhya Tiwari
Ayodhya Tiwari, head of the Empa laboratory «Thin Films and Photovoltaics», has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Belgian Hasselt University. The appointment follows his great success in the field of flexible...
Jun 21, 2018 | Successful conclusion to first project phase
Around two years ago, Empa opened “move”, the demonstrator for the mobility of the future, with a view to revealing various paths for mobility with renewable energy. After two years of practical tests, the first project...
Jun 19, 2018 | Research on smart windows
Sebastian Siol is looking for new materials with unusual properties that were so far not accessible in experiments. To do this, he connects partners who don't really fit together: One partner forces the other into a...
Jun 15, 2018 | Water tunnel opened at Empa
Heat waves are increasing worldwide - and that includes Switzerland. Cities in particular suffer as a result: the temperature difference between city and countryside can amount to several degrees. A new water tunnel at...
Jun 11, 2018 | Reliable nano-knowledge for innovative companies
A new contact point for start-ups, SMEs and industry pools the scientific and regulatory expertise in the field of nanotechnology available in Switzerland. contactpointnano.ch builds a bridge between research and...
Jun 9, 2018 | Recognition for "Solar Fitness & Wellness"
On 8 June 2018, the "Award for Marketing + Architecture" was presented for the sixth time at the KKL Lucerne. Winner in the category "Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Tourist Facilities, Wellness Facilities, Residences" is the...
May 31, 2018 | Research station at Jungfraujoch certified
The research station at Jungfraujoch is at the top of Europe – and not only because of its unique location. Within the framework of the European research infrastructure «Integrated Carbon Observation System» (ICOS), the...
May 24, 2018 | Successful cooperation with the Université de Haute-Alsace
If you want to design a fluffy sweater or a sleek shirt, you have to predict the properties of textile surfaces. Empa researchers have developed a new type of sensor to ensure that such information can be reproduced. In...
May 28, 2018 | FIFA World Cup 2018 coming up
The official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has received Empa's «stamp of approval» after numerous rigorous tests. Some goalkeepers had been critical of its flight characteristics, but the reason for this may...
May 30, 2018 | «ONE TWO WE»-Programm an der Empa
Das Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm ONE TWO WE von SV Schweiz und des WWF Schweiz ermöglicht es, genussvoll und dennoch nachhaltig zu essen. Die Empa ist seit November 2013 Partner des Programms und hat auch im vergangenen Jahr...
May 22, 2018 | Manfred Partl wird Präsident des VSS-Wissenschaftsrats
Am 26. April wählten die rund 200 Mitglieder des Schweizerischen Verbands der Strassen- und Verkehrsfachleute (VSS) anlässlich ihrer jährlichen Vollversammlung den Empa-Forscher Manfred Partl zum Präsidenten des...
May 17, 2018 | Empa Spin-off develops new analyzer
Atmospheric pollutants put a strain on the environment and harbor health hazards for humans. The Empa spin-off MIRO Analytical Technologies developed a technology to simultaneously analyze nine greenhouse gases and...
May 16, 2018 | The Master of Aerogels
Research should set things in motion. This is the motto of Matthias Koebel, Head of Empa’s Building Energy Materials and Components lab. The chemist has ambitious goals and successfully combines an inquisitive spirit...
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