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Physics / Materials Science - 04.07.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 28.06.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Event - 28.06.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 21.06.2018
"move" through to the next round
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.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 18.06.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 14.06.2018
Startup from Basel Qnami wins Venture Kick finals
Startup from Basel Qnami wins Venture Kick finals
The young startup of the University of Basel, Qnami, is the winner of the Venture Kick prize worth 130'000 Swiss Francs.

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 11.06.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 18.05.2018
A day as a young scientist
Physics isn't everyone's favourite subject. At the iLab of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, students experience the material in a different way: with experiments instead of memorising formulas.

Physics / Materials Science - 17.05.2018
Investigation into violation of research integrity is concluded
Last summer a breach of integrity in scientific research was reported to the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. PSI appointed a committee to look into the allegations. The investigative committee concluded that the rules of good scientific practice, as implemented in PSI guidelines, were violated. The management of the Paul Scherrer Institute takes this incident very seriously.

Physics / Materials Science - Environment - 07.05.2018
Sun protection without blinds
Sun protection without blinds
Summer. Blue sky. Sunshine. But you don't notice much of it in the office or in your home, because the blinds block the view so that the heat stays outside.

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 03.05.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.04.2018

Physics / Materials Science - 18.04.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 17.04.2018
Hydrogen as a pedalling aid
Hydrogen as a pedalling aid
An e-bike fueled with hydrogen instead of electricity? No, this is not a utopia, but reality: industrial gas specialist Linde has developed a hydrogen pedelec equipped with a compact fuel cell instead of the usual battery. Florian Freund was inspired by the invention for his Matura thesis: He developed a prototype with which the hydrogen e-bike can be refuelled safely at the H 2 filling station on the Empa mobility demonstrator move.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 17.04.2018
Novartis presents first-of-its-kind evidence at AAN reinforcing robust and consistent efficacy of AimovigTM* (erenumab) for migraine patients with multiple treatment failures
Novartis presents first-of-its-kind evidence at AAN reinforcing robust and consistent efficacy of AimovigTM* (erenumab) for migraine patients with multiple treatment failures The LIBERTY trial studie

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 10.04.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Mathematics - 10.04.2018
A major success at the European level
Ten professors from ETH Zurich - two of them female, and eight male - have secured prestigious ERC Advanced Grants.

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 09.04.2018
The fight for clean emissions continues
The fight for clean emissions continues
It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 27.02.2018
Lausanne-Villigen return
Nowhere in the world have so many ocular tumours been irradiated with protons as at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI.

Physics / Materials Science - 22.02.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Business / Economics - 22.02.2018
Empa presents
Empa presents "gas station of the
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 Swiss Oil Industry Association (Erdöl-Vereinigung) at the Geneva Motor Show.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 15.02.2018
Profitable for both sides
The young company Swiss Hydrogen is located in Fribourg. Here work is under way on competitive high-performance fuel cells that could be used in environmentally friendly vehicles or deployed as stationary power generators.

Physics / Materials Science - Art and Design - 15.02.2018
Sinfonia ai funghi
Sinfonia ai funghi
Do violins made of wood that had been treated with fungi sound the same as a fine, antique instrument? Acoustics experts at Empa are currently studying the body and soul of instruments made of "mycowood". Precision structure-borne sound measurements and psycho-acoustic tests with volunteers should reveal whether a fungal treatment can really improve an instrument.

Physics / Materials Science - 29.01.2018
A ski jacket that actively gets rid of
To keep the body warm and dry during winter sports, high-performance clothing is a must. The demands on these textiles are high, as a person sweats up to one liter per hour on his upper body alone when skiing.

Physics / Materials Science - 23.01.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 22.01.2018
Optical Nanoscope Allows Imaging of Quantum Dots
Optical Nanoscope Allows Imaging of Quantum Dots
Physicists have developed a technique based on optical microscopy that can be used to create images of atoms on the nanoscale.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 22.01.2018
Novartis reports erenumab met all primary and secondary endpoints in unique Phase IIIb study in episodic migraine patients who have failed multiple prior preventive treatments
Novartis reports erenumab met all primary and secondary endpoints in unique Phase IIIb study in episodic migraine patients who have failed multiple prior preventive treatments LIBERTY is the first mi

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 18.01.2018
Looking beyond the horizon
Looking beyond the horizon
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 and nano-devices display quantum mechanical effects because they are so minuscule.

Physics / Materials Science - 17.01.2018
Sweat torso to become international
Sweat torso to become international
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. If a firefighter enters a burning building in full gear, the heat of the fire must not harm him. Appropriate protective clothing protects the wearer from burns, but at the same time it must enable him/her to compensate for the high ambient temperatures by sweating.

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 08.01.2018
The salt water battery
The salt water battery
Water could form the basis for future particularly inexpensive rechargeable batteries. Empa researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution. This takes us one step closer to using the technology commercially. In the quest to find safe, low-cost batteries for the future, eventually we have to ask ourselves a question: Why not simply use water as an electrolyte? Water is inexpensive, available everywhere, non-flammable and can conduct ions.

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.12.2017

Physics / Materials Science - Environment - 21.12.2017
Clear-cut ideas
Clear-cut ideas
Tanja Zimmermann joined Empa's Board of Directors in September. She runs the new Functional Materials department - another step up in a successful career that began in Empa's Wood lab. Thanks to her inquisitiveness, creativity and an eye for the impossible, Zimmermann helped lift a previously little-known research field onto the international stage "Creativity is a basic requirement in research." Tanja Zimmermann is speaking from experience.

Physics / Materials Science - Environment - 18.12.2017

Physics / Materials Science - 18.12.2017

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 17.12.2017
Hydrogen as a pedalling aid
Hydrogen as a pedalling aid
An e-bike fueled with hydrogen instead of electricity? No, this is not a utopia, but reality: industrial gas specialist Linde has developed a hydrogen pedelec equipped with a compact fuel cell instead of the usual battery. Florian Freund was inspired by the invention for his Matura thesis: He developed a prototype with which the hydrogen e-bike can be refuelled safely at the H 2 filling station on the Empa mobility demonstrator move.

Physics / Materials Science - 13.12.2017
Reading ancient sealed documents
Scientists see inside a sealed testament from the State Archives of Venice using EPFL technology - without breaking the wax seal­­ - and reveal the last wishes of a Venetian lady from the year 1351. EPFL physicists reveal the last wishes of a Venetian woman from the year 1351 contained in a wax-sealed document, without breaking the seal.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 12.12.2017
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Ultraprecise simulation of a computer storage technology known as CBRAM reveals its optimal geometry: an insulator roughly ten atoms thick sandwiched between two electrodes. CBRAM (conductive bridging random access memory) could play a fundamental role in memory in the future by storing data in a non-volatile (i.e., near-permanent) way.

Physics / Materials Science - Environment - 11.12.2017

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 09.12.2017
The fight for clean emissions continues
The fight for clean emissions continues
It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters.

Physics / Materials Science - 08.12.2017

Physics / Materials Science - Event - 06.12.2017

Physics / Materials Science - 04.12.2017

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 04.12.2017
Five ETH projects funded
Five ETH Zurich researchers receive one of the coveted ERC Con-solidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 30.11.2017

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 29.11.2017
A transistor of graphene nanoribbons
A transistor of graphene nanoribbons
Transistors based on carbon nanostructures: what sounds like a futuristic dream could be reality in just a few years' time.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 29.11.2017
Novartis announces Phase III STRIVE data published in NEJM demonstrating significant and sustained efficacy of erenumab in migraine prevention
Novartis announces Phase III STRIVE data published in NEJM demonstrating significant and sustained efficacy of erenumab in migraine prevention Patients with episodic migraine taking erenumab reported

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 23.11.2017
Batteries with better performance and
Batteries with better performance and
Researchers from Empa and the University of Geneva have developed a prototype of a novel solid sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy. Phones, laptops, electric cars - batteries are everywhere. And to meet the expectations of today's consumers, these batteries are increasin­gly lighter, more powerful and designed to last longer.

Physics / Materials Science - 22.11.2017

Administration - Physics / Materials Science - 22.11.2017
Driving into danger with the blue lights flashing
The PSI radiation protection service is responsible for missions not only at the Institute, but throughout the canton of Aargau.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 14.11.2017
Alloys from the laser printer
Alloys from the laser printer
In the future, new designer alloys for aerospace applications can be manufactured using the 3-D laser melting process (Additive Manufacturing).
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