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Materials Science - Chemistry - 03.12.2019
How John Goodenough sparked the wireless revolution
John B. Goodenough can still remember, word for word, what a University of Chicago professor told him when he arrived on campus following World War II: "I don't understand you veterans," said J

Materials Science - Chemistry - 03.12.2019
From UChicago to Nobel: How John Goodenough sparked the wireless revolution
John B. Goodenough can still remember, word for word, what a University of Chicago professor told him when he arrived on campus following World War II: "I don't understand you veterans," said J

Innovation - Materials Science - 21.11.2019

Academic Rankings - Materials Science - 20.11.2019

Materials Science - 19.11.2019
With artificial intelligence to a better wood product
With artificial intelligence to a better wood product
Empa scientist Mark Schubert and his team would like to use the many opportunities offered by machine learning for wood technology applications. Together with Swiss Wood Solutions, Schubert will present his latest project at the Swiss Innovation Forum on 21 November in Basel. Wood is a natural material that is lightweight and sustainable, with excellent physical properties, which make it an excellent choice for constructing a wide range of products with high quality requirements - for example for musical instruments and sports equipment.

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 30.10.2019
Opportunities help undergraduates embrace the ’learning curve’
Objects of study can take many forms: a slide of cells, a gallery of paintings, a stack of books from the library 20 volumes deep.

Materials Science - Transport - 30.10.2019
Bio-materials herald new chapter in Australian auto manufacturing
Bio-materials herald new chapter in Australian auto manufacturing
University of Queensland researchers are developing a new generation of sustainable composite materials designed specifically for electric vehicles.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.10.2019
New instrument at BESSY II commences user operation
A new instrument became available to the users of BESSY II on Oct. 28, 2019. The new beamline and apparatus for spinand angular-resolved photoemission in the Russian-German Laboratory at BESSY II have successfully completed their test phase.

Physics - Materials Science - 25.10.2019
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Empa recently founded the NMJ Association together with partner institutions from Japan, Canada, China, the USA and Germany.

Materials Science - 25.10.2019
Combatting combustible cladding hazards
University of Queensland engineering researchers have developed a database of building materials to help industry professionals assess the risk of combustible cladding and boost the safety of our homes and workplaces.

Materials Science - Health - 24.10.2019
Closer to the patient
Closer to the patient
The first national competence centre for translational medicine and entrepreneurship has opened in Bern. As a hub for research and innovation, "sitem-insel" is home to several start-ups, companies and scientists. These include an Empa research team whose projects aim to bring medical innovations from the laboratory directly to patients more quickly.

Materials Science - 23.10.2019
Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers
Understanding how the components of wood come together to make super strong structures is important for understanding both how plants mature, and for new materials design.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.10.2019

Chemistry - Materials Science - 14.10.2019
From the Walkman to the electric car
From the Walkman to the electric car
Three researchers share this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They are being honoured for their respective contributions in research that led to today's rechargeable lithium-ion batteries - and has made our smartphones and electric cars possible in their current form.

Business / Economics - Materials Science - 11.10.2019
Using industrial waste as insulation for buildings
Using industrial waste as insulation for buildings
ETH spinoff FenX transforms industrial waste into a porous foam suitable for building insulation. Unlike other sustainable materials used for the purpose, this type of insulation is non-flammable and inexpensive to produce.

Materials Science - 08.10.2019

Career - Materials Science - 07.10.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 25.09.2019
SwissCube still going strong 10 years on
The tiny Swiss satellite, launched in September 2009, is still working. The fact that it has lasted so long is a testament to the skills of the students who built it.

Materials Science - Electroengineering - 20.09.2019
Power-full Sound Waves
Trillions of sensors are in our future, and they will need energy. Batteries are routinely used to power tiny devices, but there are other options. Piezoelectricity, the technology that converts mechanical energy into electricity, is gaining attention these days because it can scavenge energy from movement or vibrations.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 19.09.2019
From clouds to craters
From clouds to craters
This beautiful view from ESA's Mars Express stretches from the bright, cloud-covered north pole of Mars to the contrasting hues of the northern hemisphere and the cratered terrain in the south. Mars Express has been orbiting Mars since 2003. The spacecraft has sent back myriad breathtaking images of our planetary neighbour in the past decade and a half, captured by the probe's on-board High Resolution Stereo Camera - and this image is no different.

Materials Science - Event - 18.09.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 18.09.2019
Comet's collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders
Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders
Scientists analysing the treasure trove of images taken by ESA's Rosetta mission have turned up more evidence for curious bouncing boulders and dramatic cliff collapses.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 18.09.2019

Materials Science - 10.09.2019
EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest
EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest
This weekend in Yverdon, the HydroContest EPFL Team took first place in the nautical competition with its lightweight boat, second place in endurance, and third place in speed with its heavyweight boat.

Health - Materials Science - 30.08.2019
Medicine for tomorrow
How can the latest findings from materials science be used in medical practice to develop innovative diagnostic and therapeutic concepts' Empa researchers, physicians from the Cantonal Hospital of St

Materials Science - Environment - 27.08.2019
Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert
UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester (foreground) in the Mojave Desert.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 26.08.2019
New coating brings lithium metal battery closer to reality
A Stanford-led research team invented a new coating that could finally make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long lasting, which could usher in the next generation of electric vehicles.

Health - Materials Science - 26.08.2019
3D printed salt template for bioresorbable bone implants
3D printed salt template for bioresorbable bone implants
With the help of a 3D printed salt template, ETH researchers have succeeded in producing magnesium scaffolds with structured porosity that are suitable for bioresorbable bone implants. For the treatment of complex bone fractures or even missing bone parts, surgeons typically deploy metal implants. In this context, an attractive alternative to the traditional materials like bioinert titanium are biodegradable magnesium and its alloys.

Materials Science - 26.08.2019
Using 3D printing to make prosthetics for Colombia war victims
Using 3D printing to make prosthetics for Colombia war victims
Summer series - Student projects. For her Master's project, Emylou Jaquier decided to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 26.08.2019

Physics - Materials Science - 23.08.2019
Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers
Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers
Surprising behavior could safeguard information stored in quantum bits Physicists studying the strange behavior of metal alloys called heavy fermions have made a surprising discovery that could be useful in safeguarding the information stored in quantum bits, or qubits, the basic units of encoded information in quantum computers.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 11.08.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 08.08.2019
Dark meets light on Mars
Dark meets light on Mars
ESA's Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and sand and dust in numerous chocolate and caramel hues.

Physics - Materials Science - 01.08.2019
New Emmy Noether group studies complex materials
New Emmy Noether group studies complex materials
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a new Emmy Noether junior research group at the Department of Physics at the University of Hamburg that aims to systematically analyse, summarise and improve various theories in solid state physics.

Computer Science / Telecom - Materials Science - 29.07.2019
Seeing moving objects around corners
By analyzing single particles of light, this camera system can reconstruct room-size scenes and moving objects that are hidden around a corner.

Materials Science - 17.07.2019

Physics - Materials Science - 15.07.2019
Two Los Alamos scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards
Two Los Alamos scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards
Award honors scientists and engineers for outstanding contributions to their fields The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 15, 2019-Abigail Hunter, of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Computational Physics Division, and Shea Mosby, of the Laboratory's Physics Division, have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Materials Science - Transport - 08.07.2019
Ready to recycle?
The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries' The association of Swiss car importers, "auto-schweiz", is striving for a recycling solution for the entire industry.

Environment - Materials Science - 08.07.2019
Ways into the future of energy
Ways into the future of energy
A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and limiting our demand in winter, or generating energy in the "sunny south" or "windy north" of the world and transporting it here.

Materials Science - Environment - 05.07.2019
How to make Switzerland CO2-free
Switzerland is about to undergo a comprehensive transformation of its energy system if it plans to drastically curb its CO2 emissions.
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