- We often hear that technology is advancing so fast that society cannot keep up. But in reality, social change is intimately linked to technology changes, and that expectations of what technology can bring changes in intensity.
Acid-loving bacteria thrive in sour, acidic places and can help to dissolve metal. Therefore they are often used for industrial metal extraction. In her doctoral thesis ”Growth and Survival of Acidithiobacilli in Acidic, Metal Rich Environments” Stefanie Mangold, Umeå University, has explored basic mechanisms of these very special bacteria.
Stieg Larsson’s novel character Lisbeth Salander stands out. Rapes play an important role in what formed her person and her actions. A new book with essays by literature, film, and language researchers from Sweden, the UK, Canada, and the US have been gathered under the title Rape in Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' Trilogy and Beyond: Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction.
According to a study published in the journal Nature Genetics, variants in 56 regions of the genome have been discovered to influence the Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of individuals. Fourteen of these variants were also found to increase the risk of bone fracture. Three researchers at Umeå University are involved in this study.
Due to their unique properties single walled carbon nanotubes have been suggested as a promising material for electronics, optics and in other fields of materials science. When scientists from Umeå University and Aalto University tried to perform a reaction between hydrogen gas and fullerene molecules encapsulated in nanotubes something very unlikely suddenly appeared possible.
Rodrigo García Gonzales, student at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, receives first prize in the European student competition in sustainable architecture, Gau:di. The winning concept is a market hall made of empty plastic bottles and paper. It will be constructed in full scale and presented at the opening of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy on August 28.
Blogs are more than a tool to publish on the web, they are also a way to build and maintain communities between people who share interests online. A new dissertation from Umeå University analyzes how weblog communities are formed and differ from one another.