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​Organic food worse for the climate

​Organic food worse for the climate

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 08:45 GMT

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journal Nature.

Artificial joint restores wrist-like movements to forearm amputees

Artificial joint restores wrist-like movements to forearm amputees

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 07:00 GMT

A new artificial joint restores important wrist-like movements to forearm amputees, something which could dramatically improve their quality of life. A group of researchers led by Max Ortiz Catalan, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have published their research in the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering.

Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 07:00 GMT

Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical process. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

How to melt gold at room temperature

How to melt gold at room temperature

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 07:00 GMT

When the tension rises, unexpected things can happen – not least when it comes to gold atoms. Researchers from, among others, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now managed, for the first time, to make the surface of a gold object melt at room temperature.

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To eat organically does not need to mean a worse choice for the climate

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"Organic food has several advantages compared with food produced by conventional methods. For example, it is better for farm animal welfa...

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Farmland size is crucial to climate impact

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"The importance of the size of farmed area has not really been taken into account before. This is a major oversight, as our study shows t...

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Carbon footprint for wheat and peas produced in Sweden

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The climate impact from Swedish wheat and peas produced organically, compared with conventional farming methods. Based on statistics from...

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Organic food has bigger carbon footprint than conventional food

Organic food has bigger c...

The crops per hectare are significantly lower in organic farming, which, according to the study, leads to much greater indirect carbon di...

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Photographer / Source Illustration: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology
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A video showing the artificial wrist joint in action.

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Vibration tests in Karlskoga, Sweden

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The receiver is subjected to tough vibration tests at Bofors Test Centre in Karlskoga. Video (10 sec) available. Credit: Leif Helldner/Ch...

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The textile generates electricity when the fibers are deformed

The textile generates ele...

When the textile is stretched or exposed to pressure, the deformation of the piezoelectric fibres (pink) causes a reorganisation of the c...

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Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

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Anja Lund demonstrates the technology with a piece of the electric textile in the shoulder strap of a bag (the lighter-coloured part). Wh...

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Earlier research results connected to the press release "Large areas of the Brazilian rainforest at risk of losing protection".

Quantum Flagship – press dossier

Quantum Flagship – press dossier

Documents   •   Oct 29, 2018 11:00 GMT

Released on Oct 29 2018, at 12.00PM (CET).

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Quantum Technology

Quantum Technology

Documents   •   Nov 15, 2017 07:40 GMT

Fact sheet about the quantum revolution, central quantum phenomena and quantum technology.

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