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Health - Materials Science - 10.05.2019
Double dipping: Dual-action ’slippery’ catheter fights bacteria
A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and even someday, oil tankers.

Environment - Materials Science - 08.05.2019
Nottingham's Pint of Science tickets selling fast
Pint of Science is now a firm fixture in Nottingham's annual events calendar but get your tickets soon because some of this year's 'Pint of Science Festival' events are already sold out! Academics fro

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 06.05.2019
Comfortably to simulated Mars
Comfortably to simulated Mars
In cooperation with Empa, the Austrian Space Forum (ÖFW) is developing the "Serenity" space suit - a prototype for a Mars suit.

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 25.04.2019

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 22.04.2019
In search of flatworms’ regenerative powers
No one knows exactly how flatworms can rebuild their entire bodies from the tiniest sliver. Now, bioengineers and materials scientists are building new tools to study the worms' awesome regenerative powers.

Materials Science - 18.04.2019

Innovation - Materials Science - 17.04.2019
Top-notch research is the basis for a successful technology transfer
Top-notch research is the basis for a successful technology transfer
In such a highly competitive environment as scientific research, it is a good idea to ask yourself on a regular basis just how well you fare by international comparison. With this in mind, Empa conducted a peer review last October: eleven international experts from all of Empa's areas of activity scrutinized the institute's output in research and innovation and compared it with the rest of the world.

Materials Science - Computer Science - 15.04.2019
"If we don’t seize this opportunity, others surely will"
Empa CEO Gian-Luca Bona on the opportunities and risks of digitalization - and the question as to how a materials research institute needs to gear itself up for this future.

Materials Science - Environment - 15.04.2019
Win-win for home and grid
Solar systems on the roofs of residential buildings often produce energy precisely when the tenants can't actually use it. Stationary batteries enable this energy to be utilized in the evening, at night or on a rainy day. A research project at Empa is investigating whether the use of stationary batteries makes economic sense for the consumer while at the same time offering advantages for energy suppliers.

Materials Science - 15.04.2019
Cooling with the sun
Can you cool with waste heat? Sure. A Swiss research project involving Empa, which ended in November, demonstrated this in an impressive way.

Materials Science - 12.04.2019
Los Alamos waste shipment successfully completed at WIPP
Los Alamos waste shipment successfully completed at WIPP
The reopening of RANT and resumption of waste shipments to WIPP puts Los Alamos in a stronger position to fulfill its national security mission - Laboratory Director Thom Mason First shipment in five

Linguistics / Literature - Materials Science - 10.04.2019

Mechanical Engineering - Materials Science - 09.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 05.04.2019
ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing
ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing
5 April 2019 The module that will carry the ExoMars rover and surface science platform from Earth to Mars has arrived in Italy for final integration preparations.

Materials Science - Environment - 01.04.2019
New plasma technology creates 'smart' windows
New plasma technology creates ’smart’ windows
Windows that efficiently conserve energy by responding to light, heat and other environmental factors may soon become a reality thanks to a team of environmentally aware, plasma surface engineering experts at the University of Sydney.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 20.03.2019
Mercury bound
Mercury bound
Another European Space Agency (ESA) satellite was launched last October: BepiColombo who is heading for Mercury - with Empa technology on board.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.03.2019
Four disciplines united under a single roof
Four disciplines united under a single roof
In the new research building Centre for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) researchers investigate how nanomaterials with complex properties and functions are produced in nature in order to follow this proven design strategy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 14.03.2019
Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS returns spectacular images
Three years ago, on 14 March 2016, the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS started its journey to Mars with the "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter" spacecraft.

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 14.03.2019
Engineering Living 'Scaffolds' for Building Materials
Engineering Living ’Scaffolds’ for Building Materials
Berkeley Lab researchers take cues from nature to form living materials with unprecedented control and versatility When the inside of a mollusk shell shimmers in sunlight, the iridescence isn't produ

Materials Science - 12.03.2019
Testing space batteries to destruction for cleaner skies
Testing space batteries to destruction for cleaner skies
Engineers descended into bunkers to test space batteries to destruction - through overheating, overcharging, short circuits and even by shooting them with bullets. The three-year test campaign is helping assess the risk of abandoned satellites exploding in orbit due to catastrophic battery reactions.

Materials Science - Electroengineering - 11.03.2019
Material That Moves
As the music starts, the dancer's body is cool and dry. The dancer is clothed in a colorful costume, a form-fitting second skin.

Innovation - Materials Science - 11.03.2019
Turning buildings into energy producers
Turning buildings into energy producers
EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030.

Materials Science - Innovation - 08.03.2019

Innovation - Materials Science - 06.03.2019
A look into the future
What could the "gas station of the future" look like? What services does it offer? Which fuels can be filled up there and where do they come from? The Swiss Oil Industry Association (Erdöl-Vereinigun

Materials Science - Physics - 05.03.2019
New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
Tungsten blend resists fractures, could be valuable for magnetic fusion facilities This material showed outstanding radiation resistance when compared to pure nanocrystalline tungsten materials and other conventional alloys.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 22.02.2019
Solid state batteries for tomorrow's electric cars
Solid state batteries for tomorrow’s electric cars
As part of a strategic international cooperation program of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Empa in Dübendorf (CH) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg (D) launched a three

Materials Science - Innovation - 20.02.2019
Support through
Support through "BRIDGE Discovery"
Portable sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue should allow a patient to lie for an extended period of time: With this project, researchers from Empa and the University of Bern were successful in the current call for proposals for BRIDGE funding from the SNF and Innosuisse.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood
New additive provides fire protection for wood
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Materials Science - Innovation - 25.01.2019
CSC concludes pioneering VCSEL project
A consortium led by the Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) has concluded an Innovate UK-funded project to produce cheaper, faster devices that will drive tomorrow's sensing technologies.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 25.01.2019

Materials Science - Event - 24.01.2019

Materials Science - Innovation - 23.01.2019
Innovative materials design center receives $25 million grant
Big Brains Podcast What ripples in space-time tell us about the universe After spending the past five years solidifying Chicago as a hub for high-tech materials innovation, the second phase of the Chicago-based Center for Hierarchical Materials Design has been selected for funding. The National Institute of Standards and Technology granted the multi-institutional, Chicago-based center an additional $25 million over the next five years.

Health - Materials Science - 15.01.2019
Ears from the 3D-printer
Ears from the 3D-printer
Cellulose obtained from wood has amazing material properties. Empa researchers are now equipping the biodegradable material with additional functionalities to produce implants for cartilage diseases using 3D printing.

Physics - Materials Science - 19.12.2018
Magnetic Materials Put More Power into Small Motors
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering are studying soft magnetic materials to make hard changes to motors.

Materials Science - 15.12.2018
Cooling with the sun
Can you cool with waste heat? Sure. A Swiss research project involving Empa, which ended in November, demonstrated this in an impressive way.

Materials Science - Environment - 15.12.2018
Win-win for home and grid
Solar systems on the roofs of residential buildings often produce energy precisely when the tenants can't actually use it. Stationary batteries enable this energy to be utilized in the evening, at night or on a rainy day. A research project at Empa is investigating whether the use of stationary batteries makes economic sense for the consumer while at the same time offering advantages for energy suppliers.

Materials Science - Administration - 14.12.2018

Physics - Materials Science - 11.12.2018
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a ¤2 million Consolidator Grant to Dorota Koziej from the Department of Physics at Universität Hamburg.

Research Management - Materials Science - 11.12.2018

Environment - Materials Science - 08.12.2018
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 - 06.12.2018
SIGMA CELLS at CES
SIGMA CELLS at CES
GRENOBLE, France - Dec. 6, 2018 - The standard multi-cell battery has had a critical makeover: No longer will the battery fail if a cell fails.

Materials Science - Environment - 05.12.2018
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.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 03.12.2018

Materials Science - Event - 01.12.2018
Creativity: the beautiful sister of science
Creativity: the beautiful sister of science
The beauty of scientific results sometimes only reveals itself to a circle of experts. For the "ArtSci 2019" exhibition at ETH Zurich, however, researchers made the magic of the natural sciences comprehensible to a wider audience.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.11.2018
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