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Lofar’s record-sharp image gives astronomers a new view of galaxy M 82

Jan 29, 2015 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology ​An international team of astronomers led from Chalmers University of Technology has used the giant radio telescope Lofar to create the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths. Made by observing simultaneously from four countries, including Sweden, the image shows the glowing centre of the galaxy Messier 82 – and many bright remnants of supernova explosions.

Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply

Jan 27, 2015 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized carbon balls are added. This could result in enormous efficiency gains in the power grids of the future, which are needed to achieve a sustainable energy system.

Jan 26, 2015 09:59 GMT Uppsala University ​Climate researcher Doreen Stabinsky will be Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. She is to take up the position on February 1st and contribute to the establishment of an environment that will be unique, both in Sweden and internationally.

First analysis of Human Protein Atlas

Jan 23, 2015 09:39 GMT Chalmers University of Technology A better comprehension of proteins involved in diseases such as cancer and diabetes. These are some of the benefits of the first analysis of the Human Protein Atlas – a major research project for mapping all the human proteins.

Jan 22, 2015 10:00 GMT Uppsala University The most recent volcanic eruption on the Canary Islands produced spectacularly enigmatic white “floating rocks” that originated from the layers of oceanic sedimentary rock underneath the island. An international team of researchers, led from Uppsala University, use microscopic fossils found in the rocks to shed new light on the long-standing puzzle about the origin of the Canary Islands.

Innate behaviour determines how we steer our car

Jan 02, 2015 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have solved a 70 year old mystery in traffic research: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems in cars that can correct dangerous steering movements before they occur.

Dec 22, 2014 20:00 GMT Uppsala University Retroviruses are important pathogens, which have attacked vertebrate hosts for millions of years. Researchers from Uppsala University and Lund University now provide new knowledge about the long-term interactions of retroviruses and their hosts by analyzing endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), retroviruses whose genes have become part of the host organism’s genome.

Nov 17, 2014 16:00 GMT Uppsala University An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray laser. The images show projections of the carboxysome particle, a delicate and tiny cell compartment in photosynthetic bacteria.

Noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by quantum particles of heat

Nov 10, 2014 16:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology As part of an international collaboration, scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated how noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by self-heating at very low temperatures. The results will be published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials. The findings can be of importance for future discoveries in many areas of science such as quantum computers and radio astronomy.

Graphene Flagship welcomes first associated members

Oct 27, 2014 07:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology As part of its mission to strengthen Europe's graphene research and development community, the Graphene Flagship welcomes its first four associated members: Netzsch (Germany), NetComposites (UK), ABB and Imerys (Switzerland).