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Strong political action needed to reduce the increasing share of dollar millionaires’ enormous environmental impact

25 January, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

The share of dollar millionaires in the world is steadily increasing and their emission patterns make it difficult, if not impossible, to meet the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to a new study by tourism professor Stefan Gössling, the dollar millionaires will, within just a few decades, be […]

Railway made Swedish villages and towns greener

25 January, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Construction of the main railway lines in Sweden included a large-scale garden project. Parks and kitchen gardens were built around the new stations, and long hedges were planted along the railways. A new dissertation from the University of Gothenburg describes how this came to be and explains why almost all of these cultivated areas are […]

New Swedish quantum computer to be made available to industry

23 January, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

A Swedish quantum computer is to become more widely available. A copy of the quantum computer at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden will be built using additional funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The new computer, accompanied by a quantum helpdesk, will allow Swedish companies and researchers to solve problems using quantum technology

Artificial nerve cells – almost like biological

13 January, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have created an artificial organic neuron that closely mimics the characteristics of biological nerve cells. This artificial neuron can stimulate natural nerves, making it a promising technology for various medical treatments in the future.

Using the power of symmetry for new quantum technologies

29 December, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

By taking advantage of nature’s own inherent symmetry, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have found a way to control and communicate with the dark state of atoms. This finding opens another door towards building quantum computing networks and quantum sensors to detect the elusive dark matter in the universe. “Nature likes symmetries […]

How fat takes over the lymph nodes as we age

21 December, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

A new study from researchers at Uppsala University presents novel findings on why human lymph nodes lose their function with age and the consequences for the effectiveness of our immune system. The article has been published in The Journal of Pathology.

Joining efforts in research on antibiotic resistance

16 December, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Research on antibiotic resistance will broaden significantly when the Center for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe) in Gothenburg expands. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the most serious global health threats. Over a million people die annually as a direct result of infections caused by resistant bacteria. Lack of effective antibiotics jeopardizes much of modern […]

Eco-friendly paint most effective against fouling on ships and boats

12 December, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Emissions from copper-based antifouling paints are a well-known environmental problem. As much as 40 percent of copper inputs to the Baltic Sea come from antifouling paints on ships and leisure boats. According to a new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, this is completely unnecessary. When the researchers compared copper-based antifouling paint with biocide-free […]

Ground-breaking new method for multi-cancer early detection ​

7 December, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

When cancer is detected at an early stage, the rates of survival increase drastically, but today only a few cancer types are screened for. An international study led by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shows that a new, previously untested method can easily find multiple types of newly formed cancers at the same […]