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Machine learning can help slow down future pandemics

13 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Artificial intelligence could be one of the keys for limiting the spread of infection in future pandemics. In a new study, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have investigated how machine learning can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping to better control the outbreaks. In the study, the researchers […]

Groundwater discharge affects water quality in coastal waters

30 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Water quality management in the ocean often targets visible pollution sources such as sewage, rivers or ships. A new global study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, reveals that invisible groundwater discharges may be just as important driving nitrogen into coastal waters. As we enter the United Nations’ Decade of the Oceans, a […]

Unique AI method for generating proteins will speed up drug development

30 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Artificial Intelligence is now capable of generating novel, functionally active proteins, thanks to recently published work by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. “What we are now able to demonstrate offers fantastic potential for a number of future applications, such as faster and more cost-efficient development of protein-based drugs,” says Aleksej Zelezniak, Associate Professor […]

Novel thermometer can accelerate quantum computer development

23 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a novel type of thermometer that can simply and quickly measure temperatures during quantum calculations with extremely high accuracy. The breakthrough provides a benchmarking tool for quantum computing of great value – and opens up for experiments in the exciting field of quantum thermodynamics. A […]

Big breakthrough for ’massless’ energy storage

22 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially ’massless’ energy storage in vehicles and other technology. The batteries in today’s […]

Huge potential for electronic textiles made with new cellulose thread

10 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles. “Miniature, wearable, electronic gadgets […]

New, active viruses found at depths of over 400 meters

9 March, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Linnaeus University March 9, 2021 Researchers who investigated water-filled cracks in the bedrock at a depth of 448 meters, outside Oskarshamn in Sweden, have found completely new viruses and vibrant bacterial and viral communities. The findings show that viruses are active in these deep groundwater, and that their life cycles and growth rates are faster […]

New AI tool can revolutionise microscopy

4 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

An AI tool developed at the University of Gothenburg offers new opportunities for analysing images taken with microscopes. A study shows that the tool, which has already received international recognition, can fundamentally change microscopy and pave the way for new discoveries and areas of use within both research and industry.

New microcomb could help discover exoplanets and detect diseases

4 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Tiny photonic devices could be used to find new exoplanets, monitor our health, and make the internet more energy efficient. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now present a game changing microcomb that could bring advanced applications closer to reality.
The new microcomb is a coherent, tunable and reproducible device with up to ten times higher net conversion efficiency than the current state of the art.

Europe’s largest meteorite crater – home to deep ancient fungi

18 February, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to be suitable environments for deep colonization of microbial communities. In a new study published in Communications Earth & Environment, a team of researchers shows that fungi has colonized deep parts of the largest impact crater in Europe, the Siljan impact structure, Sweden. Intriguingly, the fungi seem to have been fueling methane production in the crater.