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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.

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.