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Waterproof fabrics without PFAS: the Swiss study

Water-repellent and ecological fabrics: finally PFAS-free



EMPA researchers have developed an environmentally friendly method for waterproofing textile fibers that does not use fluorocarbon compounds

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Smart bandage: the plant-based bandage from IIT

From IIT a "smart" and vegetal bandage to heal burns



Developed by a team from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, the gauze is made of natural materials capable of speeding up healing

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Biosafety and synchrotrons: in Campinas, near São Paulo, a NB4 level maximum biological containment laboratory will be connected to the light sources of a particle accelerator

In Brazil the first meeting in the world between biosafety and synchrotrons



In Campinas, a NB4 level maximum biological containment laboratory will be connected to the light sources of a particle accelerator

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Chemistry and tattoos: what's in the pigments?

What do tattoo inks really contain? I study



Colors for dermopigmentation under the lens of US scientists: over 80 percent contain substances not listed on the label...

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Sustainable polyamides, the study in Switzerland

Sustainable plastic obtained from agricultural waste is already a reality



Sustainable (and economical) polyamides starting from sugar extracted from biomass: there is already a spin-off ready to put them on the market

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Cellulose airgel for 3D printing

The miraculous cellulose-based airgel that is 3D printed



EMPA scientists have developed a vegetable biogelatin that can be modeled in three dimensions: here is an "impossible" material

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Synthetic methane, the key to decarbonization?

Pyrolysis of synthetic methane: when efficiency isn't everything...



Decarbonization of industry: the thermochemical separation of artificial gas to obtain hydrogen and solid carbon with negative emissions

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Construction: Roland Kühnel is the CEO of timpla GmbH

Roland Kühnel: “There are seven deadly sins of current construction”



For the CEO of timpla GmbH, which opened Germany's largest wood module factory, "we are slowly building to death..."

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MNP in Arctic ice: laboratory research

How micro and nanoplastics end up in the Arctic ice



Environmental scientist Alice Pradel grows ice cores in ETH laboratories to study the accumulation of MNPs in the North Pole seas

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Brazil: Brazil has been an associated member state of CERN since 13 March 2024

Brazil is also now an associated member state of CERN



On March 13, 2024, the large Latin American country formalized its contribution to the work of the European Organization for Nuclear Research

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Intelligent sensors against pressure skin lesions

Intelligent mattresses and sensors to protect the most delicate skin



Skin lesions: from Switzerland a special mattress for newborns and a system of smart textile detectors to avoid bedsores

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Tanja Zimmermann: interview with the Director of EMPA on the Swiss project “Mining the Atmosphere” in collaboration with EAWAG

Tanja Zimmermann: “We are trying to 'materialize' energy”



The Director of the Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology on the ticket with EAWAG in the “Mining the Atmosphere” project

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Smart bandage: the plant-based bandage from IIT

From IIT a "smart" and vegetal bandage to heal burns


Developed by a team from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, the gauze is made of natural materials capable of speeding up healing

Biosafety and synchrotrons: in Campinas, near São Paulo, a NB4 level maximum biological containment laboratory will be connected to the light sources of a particle accelerator

In Brazil the first meeting in the world between biosafety and synchrotrons


In Campinas, a NB4 level maximum biological containment laboratory will be connected to the light sources of a particle accelerator

Chemistry and tattoos: what's in the pigments?

What do tattoo inks really contain? I study


Colors for dermopigmentation under the lens of US scientists: over 80 percent contain substances not listed on the label...

Sustainable polyamides, the study in Switzerland

Sustainable plastic obtained from agricultural waste is already a reality


Sustainable (and economical) polyamides starting from sugar extracted from biomass: there is already a spin-off ready to put them on the market

Cellulose airgel for 3D printing

The miraculous cellulose-based airgel that is 3D printed


EMPA scientists have developed a vegetable biogelatin that can be modeled in three dimensions: here is an "impossible" material

Synthetic methane, the key to decarbonization?

Pyrolysis of synthetic methane: when efficiency isn't everything...


Decarbonization of industry: the thermochemical separation of artificial gas to obtain hydrogen and solid carbon with negative emissions

Construction: Roland Kühnel is the CEO of timpla GmbH

Roland Kühnel: “There are seven deadly sins of current construction”


For the CEO of timpla GmbH, which opened Germany's largest wood module factory, "we are slowly building to death..."

MNP in Arctic ice: laboratory research

How micro and nanoplastics end up in the Arctic ice


Environmental scientist Alice Pradel grows ice cores in ETH laboratories to study the accumulation of MNPs in the North Pole seas

Brazil: Brazil has been an associated member state of CERN since 13 March 2024

Brazil is also now an associated member state of CERN


On March 13, 2024, the large Latin American country formalized its contribution to the work of the European Organization for Nuclear Research

Intelligent sensors against pressure skin lesions

Intelligent mattresses and sensors to protect the most delicate skin


Skin lesions: from Switzerland a special mattress for newborns and a system of smart textile detectors to avoid bedsores

Tanja Zimmermann: interview with the Director of EMPA on the Swiss project “Mining the Atmosphere” in collaboration with EAWAG

Tanja Zimmermann: “We are trying to 'materialize' energy”


The Director of the Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology on the ticket with EAWAG in the “Mining the Atmosphere” project

Martin Ackermann: interview with the Director of EAWAG on the Swiss project “Mining the Atmosphere” in collaboration with EMPA

Martin Ackermann: “Climate adaptation? Protect yourself”


The Director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology on the help to EMPA in the “Mining the Atmosphere” project

CERN: in 2024 the seventieth birthday of the European laboratory for particle physics research in Geneva will be open to everyone and celebrated with more events and in many countries
CERN: in 2024 the seventieth birthday of the European laboratory for particle physics research in Geneva will be open to everyone and celebrated with more events and in many countries

A 2024 marked by seventy years of CERN and innovation


The birthday of the European laboratory for particle physics research will be open to everyone and celebrated with…


Philip Morris Italy: Gilberto Pichetto Fratin for “REC – Recycling for Circular Economy”
Philip Morris Italy: the press conference of “REC – Recycling for Circular Economy”

Philip Morris Italy and the circular economy of IQOS and Lil devices


Estimated recycling of up to 500 thousand tobacco heaters within the year, with a recovery of 80 percent of the materials…


Chemistry: WSS, the project of the century to solve the plastic problem
Circular economy and chemistry: the WSS challenge

It's the WSS project of the century: this is how chemistry becomes circular...


Investment of 100 million Swiss francs for the efficient recycling of plastic: the era of economics begins…


Cultured meat: not just meat, numerous startups, such as the German Bluu Seafood, aim to also produce cultured fish and seafood
Cultured meat: Mark Post, the “father” of cultured meat, reveals to the world the first hamburger produced through cellular agriculture

Cultured meat and the challenge of sustainable food innovation


Here's how to produce proteins without raising animals to feed a growing population and mitigate the effects of...


Young people in the supply chain: the future of Grana Padano
Young people in the supply chain: the future of Grana Padano

Thus a new generation of quality custodians advances


The young people of the Grana Padano supply chain: they are the heirs of a thousand-year history and the strength of a productive fabric...


Volvo: the Airlite paint for the 137 square meters of the Volvo mural is capable of generating an impact on the air equal to that of 5 trees
Volvo: the Volvo mural purifies the air equal to the emissions produced every day by 22 Euro 6 diesel cars and 29 Euro 6 petrol cars

In Milan an innovative Volvo mural to... purify the air


In the Portanuova district, a 137 square meter Christmas work used a special paint to neutralize…


Carbon Capture and Storage: An ETH pilot project seeks an answer to this question
Carbon Capture and Storage: the Swiss pilot project

Carbon Capture and Storage: how should we use CO2?


Carbon dioxide capture and storage: Swiss pilot project explores two possible solutions, one in...…


Olive: Ford footrest and trunk parts use an innovative manufacturing process
Olives: a Ford vehicle next to an olive tree: the future is in biocomposite materials

Sustainable car components from olive harvest waste


Ford's COMPOlive project aims to renew the interiors of electric vehicles with biocomposite materials from…


3D printed lightweight cement-free insulation
Sustainable construction thanks to 3D printing

Airlement: with 3D printing lightweight building materials from... waste


From the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich for sustainable construction, here are the insulating elements printed in three dimensions,…


Grana Padano: history and innovation
Grana Padano: history and innovation

Grana Padano, when innovation is at the service of tradition


Identity and millenary history embrace the future: from the boilers of medieval abbeys to a supply chain that aims to…


Italian Institute of Technology: the first edible battery in the world is Italian
Italian Institute of Technology: the first edible battery is born

The first rechargeable and… edible battery in the world


Scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology have created an innovative edible battery: it is among the…


Crustaceans: with the recovery of the former Mulini Passuello area, the San Giobbe Economic Campus was inaugurated in 2014, which brings together all the activities of the Economics area of ​​the Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Crustaceans: Claudia Crestini and Matteo Gigli in the laboratory with the researchers of their team at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice

An example of a circular economy from waste crustacean shells


Biomedicine, cosmetics, sustainable packaging and protection of writing materials thanks to chitin and chitosan…