Empa - Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt

Technics & Industry
24. September 2019, 14:54
Research results, Research projects

Better work environment in road construction

- - Asphalt is a hot thing: it is normally mixed at 160°C, transported and then laid by the road builders at around 150°C. This is not only...  [mehr]

 
Technics & Industry
12. September 2019, 8:58
Research results, Research projects

„Flying fish“ robot can dive and fly

Robots that can transition from water to air are desirable in certain situations, but the launch requires a lot of power, which has been difficult...  [mehr]

 
Health
5. September 2019, 8:52
Research results, Research projects

Best treatment for herniated disc

- - Sudden back pain is often caused by a herniated disc. The intervertebral discs are a kind of buffer between the vertebrae and are heavily...  [mehr]

 
Health
27. August 2019, 10:29
Research results, Research projects

Why do bones fail?

Osteoporosis is a wide­spread disease. Every third woman and every fifth man are affected by bone loss with ad­vanc­ing age. A frequent...  [mehr]

 
Technics & Industry
19. August 2019, 12:49
Transfer of Science or Research, Research results

Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel

- - The valve train is the "respiratory organ" of combustion engines: it manages the aspiration of fresh air and the discharge of exhaust...  [mehr]

 
Health
15. August 2019, 11:18
Research results, Research projects

Scars: gone with the foam

- - A scar on the elbow that is strained with every movement, or a foot, on which a wound simply does not want to close – poorly healing...  [mehr]

 
Earth & Life
12. August 2019, 10:36
Transfer of Science or Research, Research projects

Ready to recycle?

Crunching, the serrated metal roller eats its way into the battery modules, crushes the plastic frames, slits the silver foils of the lithium...  [mehr]

 
Technics & Industry
8. August 2019, 11:37
Miscellaneous scientific news/publications, Research projects

Self healing robots that „feel pain“

Soon robots will not only be found in factories and laboratories, but will be assisting us in our immediate environment. They will help us in the...  [mehr]

 
Health
6. August 2019, 10:13
Transfer of Science or Research, Research projects

Deceptively real

For many patients with heart failure, an artificial heart pump is a lifesaver – but one that often causes side effects. There is a risk of blood...  [mehr]