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Michel Calame: boundaries under scrutiny

Looking beyond the horizon

Jan 18, 2018 | 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...
Standardized sweating at Empa

Sweat torso to become international standard

Jan 17, 2018 | 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.
Aerobrick: A brick with a world record

Insulating with microscopic bubbles

Jan 15, 2018 | 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 future – without any additional ...

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