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Molecular mixing creates super stable glass

14 October, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Image: Researcher Sandra Hultmark works with a sample of the new glass material using a FSC (Fast Scanning Calorimetry) machine. The illustration on the left shows the eight different perylene molecules that were investigated in the study. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating a new type of super-stable, durable glass […]

More effective cell studies using new AI method

13 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A new study from the University of Gothenburg opens the way for more effective microscopy, making it easier to research diseases. The study shows how artificial intelligence can be used to develop faster, cheaper and more reliable information about cells, while also eliminating the disadvantages from using chemicals in the process. Studying cells and their […]

Rye a better choice than wheat for weight loss

12 October, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Eating whole grain rye products instead of refined wheat alternatives can offer worthwhile health benefits. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently published a study showing that people who ate high-fibre products made from whole grain rye lost more body fat and overall weight than those who ate corresponding products made from refined wheat. […]

Reveals the secrets of the decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland

30 September, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

An interdisciplinary research project spent four years delving into the interior design culture that became Sweden’s 15th world heritage site, the decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland. A recently published book now reveals details about the techniques, materials and aesthetics that characterised these uniquely decorated homes. Beautiful wallpapers, patterned textiles, and interiors decorated with murals and stencilled […]

Microscopic metavehicles powered by nothing but light

28 September, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Click here to watch a video of the metavehicles in action Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating tiny vehicles powered by nothing but light. By layering an optical metasurface onto a microscopic particle, and then using a light source to control it, they succeeded in moving the tiny vehicles in […]

Compact amplifier could revolutionise optical communication

21 September, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a unique optical amplifier that is expected to revolutionise both space and fiber communication. The new amplifier offers high performance, is compact enough to integrate into a chip just millimeters in size, and – crucially – does not generate excess noise. “This could be compared to switching […]

Studies of RNA rewarded with the Aminoff Prize

14 September, 2021 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

This year’s Aminoff Prize is awarded to researchers Elena Conti and Patrick Cramer in Germany and Seth Darst in the US, who have investigated cellular systems for the production, transport and quality control of RNA. RNA, a macromolecule found in all living organisms, reads and interprets the information in the genome. It is vital that […]

More efficient electricity distribution thanks to new insulation material

26 August, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

High-voltage direct current cables which can efficiently transport electricity over long distances play a vital role in our electricity supply. Optimising their performance is therefore an important challenge. With that aim in mind, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a new insulation material up to three times less conductive, offering significant improvements to […]

Janus graphene opens doors to sustainable sodium-ion batteries

25 August, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

In the search for sustainable energy storage, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. It is based on a novel type of graphene to store one of the world’s most common and cheap metal ions – sodium. The results show that the capacity […]