Press Releases

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.

May 02, 2014 10:00 BST Uppsala University It’s not only the biology of lakes that varies with the climate and other environmental factors, it’s also their chemistry. More knowledge about this is needed to understand the ecology of lakes and their role in the carbon cycle and the climate. A comprehensive study, led from Uppsala Univeristy, Sweden, is today published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

Apr 24, 2014 20:00 BST Uppsala University An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Stone-Age humans. A genomic analysis of 11 Stone-Age human remains from Scandinavia revealed that expanding Stone-age farmers assimilated local hunter-gatherers and that the hunter-gatherers were historically in lower numbers than the farmers.

The new Hamilton MassSTAR

Apr 22, 2014 11:00 BST Hamilton Robotics GB and Ireland First fully integrated CE-IVD sample preparation solution for LC-MS/MS diagnostics is launched. Chromsystems and Hamilton Robotics today announced the release of a complete CE-IVD marked solution that allows automated sample preparation for LC-MS/MS based clinical diagnostics.

Apr 04, 2014 08:01 BST Uppsala University In a new study a team of researchers lead from Uppsala University show how lactase persistence variants tell the story about the ancestry of the Khoe people in southern Africa. The team concludes that pastoralist practices were brought to southern Africa by a small group of migrants from eastern Africa. The study is now published in Current Biology.