Cashew nut-based Swedish boat wins Italian sailing competition

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 14:33 BST

At the 1001 Velacup sailing competition in Palermo, Italy, the team from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, raced home to first place. The winning boat, Linnea, was built of balsa wood, flax and a cashew nut-based epoxy, and proved to be considerably faster than the other competitors, thanks in part to a daring design that fared well in the light winds.

Barriers and opportunities in renewable biofuels production

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2018 07:00 BST

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources. Firstly, lowering the cost of developing microbial cell factories, and secondly, establishing more efficient methods for hydrolysis of biomass to sugars for fermentation. Their study was recently published in the journal Nature Energy.

New innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2018 07:01 BST

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new testing device using bone conduction technology, that offers significant advantages over the current tests.

A new theory for phantom limb pain points the way to more effective treatment

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2018 07:01 BST

Dr Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, ‘phantom limb pain’. Published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, his hypothesis builds upon his previous work on a revolutionary treatment for the condition, that uses machine learning and augmented reality.

Wholegrains one of the most important food groups for preventing type 2 diabetes

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2018 07:00 BST

It doesn’t matter if it’s rye, oats, or wheat. As long as it’s wholegrain, it can prevent type 2 diabetes. This is the finding of a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the Danish Cancer Society Research Center. The comprehensive study is a strong confirmation of previous research findings on the importance of whole grains for prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Climate change denial strongly linked to right-wing nationalism

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 07:00 BST

With Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, as a hub, the world’s first global research network into climate change denial has now been established. Building on a new research publication showing the links between conservatism, xenophobia and climate change denial, the network will study how the growth of right-wing nationalism in Europe has contributed to an increase in climate change denial.

Fibre-optic transmission of 4000 km made possible by ultra-low-noise optical amplifiers

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:00 BST

​Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, have demonstrated a 4000 kilometre fibre-optical transmission link using ultra low-noise, phase-sensitive optical amplifiers. This is a reach improvement of almost six times what is possible when using conventional optical amplifiers. The results are published in Nature Communications.

Sweden invests 1 billion SEK in testbed for electromobility

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 09:31 BST

RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), and Chalmers University of Technology have now begun, with support from the Swedish government, the establishment of a Swedish testbed for electromobility. Overall, contributions from the government, and the industrial partners CEVT, Scania, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group, enable an investment of 1 billion Swedish krona for the testbed.

How smart technology gadgets can avoid speed limits

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 07:00 BST

​Speed limits apply not only to traffic. There are limitations on the control of light as well, in optical switches for internet traffic, for example. Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology now understand why it is not possible to increase the speed beyond a certain limit – and know the circumstances in which it is best to opt for a different route.

Graphene assembled film shows higher thermal conductivity than graphite film

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 11:05 BST

​Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a graphene assembled film that has over 60 percent higher thermal conductivity than graphite film – despite the fact that graphite simply consists of many layers of graphene. The graphene film shows great potential as a novel heat spreading material for form-factor driven electronics and other high power-driven systems.

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About Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers – for a sustainable future

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has seven priority areas of international significance – Building Futures, Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Life Science Engineering, Materials Science, Production, and Transport.
Graphene Flagship, an FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission, is coordinated by Chalmers. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees.


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