A blood clot in the brain can cause an acute stroke. In this case, every minute counts. A team from Empa, the University Hospital in Geneva and the Hirslanden Clinic is developing a diagnostic procedure that can be used to start a tailored therapy in a timely manner.
Together with researchers from Ulm and Neuchâtel, Empa will soon be studying material samples on the ISS. The material in question are super-hard and corrosion-resistant alloys of palladium, nickel, copper and phosphorus - also known as "metallic glasses".
A newly data center in the NEST research building is not only used for data processing, but also helps to heat the building. The server system is part of the EU research project ECO-Qube, which is investigating the integration of data centers into building systems.