Press Releases

The sound of an atom has been captured

Sep 12, 2014 08:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light. The results are published by the journal Science.

New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits

Aug 28, 2014 19:00 BST Uppsala University The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now made a breakthrough by showing that many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for rabbit domestication. The study is published today in Science and gives answers to many genetic questions.

Aug 24, 2014 18:00 BST Uppsala University In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought.

AstaZero – the world's first full-scale test environment for future road safety – is being inaugurated today

Aug 21, 2014 07:06 BST Chalmers University of Technology The world's first full-scale test environment for future road safety is being inaugurated on 21 August. It will provide vehicle manufacturers, research institutes, universities and colleges from all over the world with unique opportunities to develop new solutions for increased road safety. The AstaZero facility, which has cost about SEK 500 million, is located outside Borås, Sweden.

Traffic noise is dangerous for your health – solutions exist for dense cities

Jul 01, 2014 09:55 BST Chalmers University of Technology Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem in the EU, according to WHO. After air pollution, noise is affecting health the most. But legislation regarding noise pollution is insufficient. A new report shows how negative health effects of noise can be reduced. Several means are easiest to apply in dense cities.

Huge New Influx of Graphene Flagship Partners

Jun 23, 2014 11:30 BST Chalmers University of Technology To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, the Graphene Flagship is proud to announce that today one of the largest-ever European research initiatives is doubling in size. 66 new partners are being invited to join the consortium following the results of a €9 million competitive call. The share of involved companies, mainly SMEs, is increasing.

Jun 19, 2014 19:00 BST Uppsala University Crows like to select mates that look alike. In a large-scale genomic study, published in Science today, a team of researchers led by Uppsala University found that this behaviour might be rooted in their genetic make-up, revealing a likely common evolutionary path that allows for separating populations into novel species.

New partners of the Graphene Flagship to be revealed on Monday

Jun 19, 2014 10:14 BST Chalmers University of Technology MEDIA INVITATION AND HEADS-UP: To coincide with start of Graphene Week 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden, new partners of the Graphene Flagship will be revealed on Monday, 23 June, at 12:30 CEST. One of the largest-ever European research initiatives will expand further as result of a 9 million euro competitive call.

New tide gauge uses GPS signals to measure sea level change

May 21, 2014 08:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations, the scientists have shown.

May 06, 2014 22:00 BST Uppsala University A study that has ‘weighed’ hundreds of dinosaurs suggests that shrinking their bodies may have helped the group that became birds to continually exploit new ecological niches throughout their evolution, and become hugely successful today.