Mar 20, 2018 | ETH Zurich awards Katharina Maniura title of Professor
ETH Zurich awarded Katharina Maniura, Head of Empa's lab "Biointerfaces", the title of Professor on 8 March 2018. Maniura and her team at Empa's St. Gallen site are investigating natural interfaces between biological...
Mar 6, 2018 | Stromengpässe im Winter
Mit kalten Fingern hat der Winter an Europas Uhren gedreht. Auch in der Schweiz zeigen Geräte, die ihre Zeitsignale vom Stromnetz erhalten, derzeit nicht die korrekte Zeit an. Etwa um sechs Minuten gehen Backofenuhr und...
Mar 2, 2018 | Information pavilion as a meeting place
The information pavilion at the Zurich Innovation Park will be opened tonight. After many years of preparatory work at the planning and political level, a first element of the park on the Dübendorf airfield site is now...
Feb 1, 2018 | Innovative ice screws
On the mountain, ice screws must be able to reliably hold the weight of a climber – even in free fall if need be. Investigations at Empa will show whether or not a newly developed screw will not slip out of the ice even...
Jan 18, 2018 | Michel Calame: boundaries under scrutiny
Michel Calame is Head of Empa's Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces lab. The name says it all: the physicist aims to conduct research at the interface between physics and biology, where damp systems meet dry electronics...
Jan 17, 2018 | Standardized sweating at Empa
Empa's sweat torso now meets the ISO standard. How protective clothing affects the human body can be investigated in future with Empa's torso in a standardized way.
Jan 15, 2018 | Aerobrick: A brick with a world record
Better thermal insulation means lower heating costs – but this should not be at the expense of exciting architecture. A new type of brick filled with aerogel could make thin and highly insulating walls possible in the...
Jan 11, 2018 | Lead halide quantum dots
A type of quantum dot that has been intensively studied in recent years can reproduce light in every colour and is very bright. An international research team including scientists from Empa has now discovered why this is...
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