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Ultra-long protein fibrils give clues on dementia risk

During the course of Alzheimer's disease, protein fibrils appear in the spinal fluid of affected individuals. Empa researchers, together with the Department of Neurology at the Cantonal Hospital in St. Gallen, have now visualized the wide spectrum...
9-May-2023 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Circuit boards from renewable raw materials

Can ecologically sustainable circuit boards for the electronics industry be produced from cellulose fibers? Empa researcher Thomas Geiger looked into this question. He is now part of a multinational EU project called "Hypelignum". Its goal:...
25-Apr-2023 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Translucent bricks

Glass bricks have long been popular in architecture for bringing more light into buildings. Until now, however, they have not been suitable for load-bearing walls and have not insulated well. An Empa team has now developed a translucent glass brick...
20-Apr-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Delicate, diligent, transient

Their task is to monitor the condition of ecosystems, for instance in the forest floor – and crumble to dust when their work is done: bio-gliders modeled on the Java cucumber, which sails its seeds dozens of meters through the air. Empa...
18-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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From Dübendorf to Jupiter

JUICE, the European spacecraft that is scheduled to launch later today, will explore Jupiter and its icy moons. Some of the components on board have been manufactured at Empa using a specially developed soldering process.
13-Apr-2023 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Emissions of banned ozone-destroying chemicals increasing

A new analysis has found rapidly increasing emissions between 2010 and 2020 of five ozone-depleting chemicals whose production for most uses had been banned under the Montreal Protocol.
4-Apr-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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When disorder helps solve our energy problems

Empa researcher Amy Knorpp wants to bring systematics into the young research field of high-entropy oxides. The latter are crystals whose specialty is not order, but disorder. By using these crystals, Amy Knorpp aims to develop new, more robust and...
28-Mar-2023 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Empa Entrepreneur Fellowships awarded

Two young Empa scientists each receive an Empa Entrepreneur Fellowship to develop innovative products based on their research. Abdessalem Aribia is developing environmentally friendly and safe batteries, while Subas Scheibler is working on...
23-Mar-2023 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wood-based catalyst to keep fruit fresh

If different types of vegetables and fruits are stored together, they influence each other in the ripening process. This is due to ethylene, which is emitted by some plant-based foodstuff and accelerates ripening. To prevent excessive food waste...
11-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT

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