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Better neutron mirrors can reveal the inner secrets of matter

29 February, 2024 - Linköpings universitet

Improved neutron mirrors can increase the efficiency of material analysis in neutron sources such as the ESS, which is being built outside Lund, Sweden. The improved mirror has been developed by researchers at Linköping University by coating a silicon plate with extremely thin layers of iron and silicon mixed with boron carbide. Their study has been published in the journal Science Advances.

New cloud model could help with climate research

21 February, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

When clouds meet clear skies, cloud droplets evaporate as they mix with dry air. A new study involving researchers from the University of Gothenburg has succeeded in capturing what happens in a model. Ultimately, this could lead to more accurate climate modeling in the future. The clouds in the sky have a significant impact on […]

The mystery around hornification about to be solved

13 February, 2024 - Karlstads universitet

New research can now explain the mechanisms of hornification, knowledge that will enable us to recycle paper fibers many more times compared to today, which is five to seven times.

3D printed nanocellulose upscaled for green architectural applications

7 February, 2024 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

For the first time, a hydrogel material made of nanocellulose and algae has been tested as an alternative, greener architectural material. The study, from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and the Wallenberg Wood Science Center, shows how the abundant sustainable material can be 3D printed into a wide array of architectural components, using much less energy than conventional construction methods.

Ammonia attracts the shipping industry, but researchers warn of its risks

5 February, 2024 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Switching to ammonia as a marine fuel, with the goal of decarbonisation, can instead create entirely new problems. This is shown in a study from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, where researchers carried out life cycle analyses for batteries and for three electrofuels including ammonia. Eutrophication and acidification are some of the environmental problems […]

Tidal landscapes a greater carbon sink than previously thought

1 February, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

Mangroves and saltmarshes sequester large amounts of carbon, mitigating the greenhouse effect. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that these environments are perhaps twice as effective as previously thought.

This year’s Crafoord Laureates can see inside stars and describe geometric shapes

31 January, 2024 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

This year’s Crafoord Laureates in astronomy and mathematics have brought us new knowledge about phenomena that cannot be perceived by the human eye. Douglas Gough, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and Conny Aerts have developed methods that reveal the secrets inside the Sun and stars. Claire Voisin has specialised in algebraic geometry that can be used to describe shapes which are impossible to visualise.

Excavated dolmen in Sweden one of the oldest in Scandinavia

29 January, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

The first analysis results now confirm that the grave in Tiarp is one of the oldest stone burial chambers in Sweden. “It’s an early grave which dates to the Early Neolithic period, about 3500 BCE,” says archaeologist Karl-Göran Sjögren. The researchers also noted that some parts of the people buried in the grave are missing, […]

New study on how parents experience their children’s sports injuries

26 January, 2024 - Karlstads universitet

Stefan Wagnsson, docent in sports science at Karlstad University took a walk with his good friend and colleague Leslie Podlog, professor of sports science at Université de Montreal. Pleasant company and fresh winter air resulted in a brand-new paper on how parents experience and are affected by their children’s sports injuries.