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Source: NIMSTsukuba, Japan, Jan 28, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Japan's National Institute for Materials
For many years scientists and engineers have been trying to provide low-cost solar energy by developing a cheap solar cell that is both highly efficient and at the same time simple to build, enabling it to be mass produced.
Flame retardants are often extremely harmful to health.
First tops, then flops.
For 75 years Empa has been conducting research on all aspects relating to wood. Beginning with an investigation into the properties of various types of indigenous woods, today this has grown into a research area with many branches – from fundamental research on the structure of wood to chemically or biologically modified woods, novel wood fiber products and surface technologies.
True luxury has only one color – gold.
Nanotech is opening up new markets and offering novel solutions to numerous challenges in a very varied range of areas.
Researchers at Empa, in cooperation with textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-ZÃ¼rrer AG, have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing sound.
A typical city: row upon row of houses built almost on top of each other, with asphalted roads between them and with very few green areas to be found.
Working together with an international project team, Empaâ€™s acoustic specialists have developed a computer model which allows them to calculate noise levels along the entire Swiss rail network.
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