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Eggs and chicken instead of beef reap major climate gains

Apr 01, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology Beef on our plates is one of the biggest climate villains, but that does not mean we have to adopt a vegan diet to reach climate goals. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology show that adopting a diet in which the protein derives from poultry is a smart and inexpensive way to reduce our impact on the climate.

Mar 27, 2015 09:49 GMT Uppsala University A new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University published in PLOS ONE shows that genes crucial for vision were multiplied in the early stages of vertebrate evolution and acquired distinct functions leading to the sophisticated mechanisms of vertebrate eyes.

Large gains with new chip design for medical devices

Mar 12, 2015 07:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel Desyre architecture. This would drastically reduce hospital costs and replacement rate of medical devices.

Large span among Chalmers’ new honorary doctors

Mar 06, 2015 09:24 GMT Chalmers University of Technology The success of the music service Spotify is based on technology development and entrepreneurship of highest class – achievements that are now rewarded as Chalmers appoints its 2015 honorary doctors. The selected group also comprises an outstanding computer scientist, a world leading nuclear scientist, and the man who provided millions of people with malaria medicine.

Eight out of every ten ships meet the northern European rules on sulphur

Mar 06, 2015 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Emissions of sulphur from shipping fell sharply when the tightened EU rules came into effect at the start of the year. This is shown by recent measurements by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, at the entrance to Gothenburg Harbour in Sweden. But not all shipping lines appear to be complying with new stricter emission requirements.

An old-looking galaxy in a young universe

Mar 02, 2015 16:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Astronomers have made the first detection of dust in one of the most distant galaxies ever observed. The discovery, published in Nature by an international team including Kirsten Knudsen at Chalmers University of Technology, is tantalising evidence that galaxies evolved rapidly after the Big Bang.

The Higgs particle can disintegrate into particles of dark matter, according to new model

Feb 26, 2015 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology The ‘Standard Model’ of particle physics successfully describes the smallest constituents of matter. But the model has its limitations – it does not explain the dark matter of the universe. Christoffer Petersson, a research scientist at Chalmers University of Technology, has found a solution. His theories are now being tested at the particle physics laboratory CERN.

Chalmers make historic investment in entrepreneurship

Feb 24, 2015 11:06 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Increased number of fast-growing companies and a new model for Swedish growth. That’s the objective when Chalmers University of Technology rebuilds the group and gathers strength to become the best university in the world at innovation and entrepreneurship. Chalmers are putting around EUR 50 million of their own funds into a new wholly owned subsidiary within Venture Creation.

Feb 24, 2015 08:47 GMT Uppsala University In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University show that the Moringa seeds can be used for separation of different materials. Separation processes are very important in mining industries and the new knowledge could contribute to reduce the needs for expensive synthetic chemicals.

Feb 11, 2015 18:00 GMT Uppsala University Darwin’s finches, inhabiting the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos island, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and adaptive evolution. A team of scientists from Uppsala University and Princeton University has now shed light on the evolutionary history of these birds and identified a gene that explains variation in beak shape within and among species.