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New peak for corona in wastewater: See the trend

19 January, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

In Gothenburg, concentrations of coronavirus in wastewater have risen further in a week. Now, for the first time, the University of Gothenburg scientists have released a trend chart for the whole pandemic. The research group headed by Heléne Norder, adjunct professor of microbiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, have chosen this week to make an […]

Lack of craft skills threatens industrial heritage

18 January, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Traces of our industrial heritage in iron and steel are found throughout Sweden, but many objects risk being lost without maintenance. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows how culturally important objects can be preserved and maintained in sustainable and historically relevant ways. Railway viaducts, columns, cast-iron monuments, sheeted roofs or beautiful wrought iron […]

Why did ocean productivity decline abruptly 4.6 million years ago?

18 January, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

By drilling deep down into sediments on the ocean floor researchers can travel back in time. A research team led from Uppsala University now presents new clues as to when and why a period often referred to as the ‘biogenic bloom’ came to an abrupt end. Changes in the shape of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun may have played a part in the dramatic change.

Crowdfunders – who are they and why do they donate?

13 January, 2022 - Jönköping University

Want a successful crowdfunding campaign? Make sure you know who your backers are and what motivates them. This is the advice from Nadia Arshad, PhD at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University. In her new thesis, she discovered that backers often get engaged in campaigns to support the entrepreneurs, especially those from their own region. Equally, they are far more tolerant of product delays and defects than ordinary shoppers.  

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