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  • New propulsion systems on the test bench

    Fossil fuels are a thing of the past, the future of mobility is sustainable. Which propulsion systems live up to this claim and also have what it takes to win through on the mass market? An overview.

    New propulsion systems on the test bench
  • The dilemma of self-driving cars

    What should one do in a deadlock situation, run over an elderly person or a young child? Such ethical dilemmas take center stage in the public debate relating to self-driving cars. However, there are other much more pressing questions.

    The dilemma of self-driving cars
  • Leaders should be enablers - Naratek presents them to you

    Leaders are the kind of people that enable others to succeed, but they also improve other people's lifes with their actions. Naratek puts those folks in the spotlight.

  • Online tool evaluates the ecological footprint of cars

    A new web tool called “Carculator” determines the ecological footprint of vehicles with different types of propulsion. According to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland, the calculations are intended to serve as a decision-making aid when purchasing a car.

    Online tool evaluates the ecological footprint of cars
  • When tech and art meet, Naratek pays close attention

    Problem solvers use creative ways to to achieve goals they had never dreamed of. That's because they do things differently and leave their comfort zone. Naratek speaks to those folks and analyzes what they do differently.

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  • Bettina Bhend

    I have always been interested in the natural sciences and technology. But since I am poor at math, I became a historian and journalist. I am fascinated by everything associated with being on the move: new mobility concepts, the logistics of the future, social acceleration processes, or digital nomads. And long train rides with a big stack of books.

     Bettina Bhend
  • “Autonomous driving will be a revolution”

    In the future, self-driving taxis will replace privately owned cars, says the traffic planning specialist Thomas Sauter-Servaes. Car sharing could reduce the number of vehicles and free up space, resulting in more green areas and cycle paths, better air quality, and far fewer accidents. In addition, there will be autonomous buses, which are already undergoing successful testing.

    “Autonomous driving will be a revolution”
  • Structure that creates stability

    The architect and structural engineer Francesco Ranaudo is researching how precast concrete ceiling slabs can be manufactured thinner, lighter, and in a more sustainable way. To achieve this, he is utilizing both 3D printing processes and techniques of master builders of old.

    Structure that creates stability
  • Tangible inventions in the world of tech, science and creative industries

    Invention is closely related to science, but at times it also happens to take place in a garage or other unexpected places. Naratek pays close attention to those sparks that make our planet a better place and helps us living a more sustainable life.

  • Flying wind power plants to generate energy at great heights

    At high altitudes the wind is much stronger. Empa researchers want to harness the energy slumbering in the wind with the aid of kites. The technology would be particularly suitable for generating electricity in remote areas.

    Flying wind power plants to generate energy at great heights
  • Rhythmical activity detected in lab-grown mini-brains

    In the laboratory, scientists have created miniature brains whose cells interact with each other and produce electrical activity. But just how much do the models have to do with the original?

    Rhythmical activity detected in lab-grown mini-brains
  • 3D-printed cellulose skin sensor could monitor blood values

    When one thinks of cellulose, the first things that come to mind are probably wood and paper. But in the form of nanocellulose, it is also a promising material for the medical field. Empa researchers are working on a 3D-printed skin sensor made of a jelly-like material that can monitor blood values.

    3D-printed cellulose skin sensor could monitor blood values
  • New type of electrode could help blind people

    With the aid of a new type of neuronal electrode, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) hope to stimulate the optic nerve. In the future, this could potentially assist blind people in their everyday life. The scientists have already achieved very promising results in animal experiments.

    New type of electrode could help blind people
  • Smallest stent in the world from a 4D printer

    Thanks to a new process known as “indirect 4D printing”, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) have succeeded in producing a tiny vascular prosthesis (stent). It is around 40 times smaller than was previously possible. Such mini stents could one day be used in fetuses.

    Smallest stent in the world from a 4D printer
  • The enchantress of numbers

    The first algorithm was devised a century before the invention of the computer. It was developed by Ada Lovelace. Born into British aristocracy, her visionary ideas foreshadowed the digital age.

    The enchantress of numbers
  • Here comes the mouse!

    The computer mouse was invented in the early 1960s. However, it did not begin its triumphal advance until two decades later. Hence its inventor, Douglas C. Engelbart, no longer had much to do with this success story. But a certain Steve Jobs did.

    Here comes the mouse!
  • The power resides in its skin

    Lamborghini filed their first (not yet published) patent application for a novel storage material for electrical energy. e-mobility hybrid engine lamborghini massachusetts institute of technology supercapacitor Share this article E-mail Facebook

    The power resides in its skin
  • An end to flight shame

    a vision of the future So how can flying be made cleaner? One solution would be zero-emission propulsion. But while e-mobility is already making great strides on the road, it still has a hard time taking to the air: Batteries are too heavy, the

    An end to flight shame
  • Climate scenarios made simple

    Climate change is too complex for most laypersons to really understand its effects. Researchers have now launched an interactive online platform that offers easily understandable insights into the most important scenarios and models.

    Climate scenarios made simple

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