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New AI model helps understand virus spread from animals to humans

15 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A new model that applies artificial intelligence to carbohydrates improves the understanding of the infection process and could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. This is reported in a recent study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Carbohydrates participate in nearly all biological processes – yet they […]

Researchers monitor mRNA to help time its great escape to perfection

9 June, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The ease by which mRNA-based drugs are taken up by cells in tissues is crucial to their therapeutic effectiveness. Now, a new detection method developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and AstraZeneca could lead to faster and better development of the small droplets known as lipid nanoparticles, which are the main method […]

Quantum mechanics paves the way for more stable organic solar cells

11 May, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Quantum mechanics can be used to create more stable and more easily produced organic solar cells. These are the findings of new research from the University of Gothenburg. Organic solar cells have many advantages compared with traditional silicon-based solar cells. They can be manufactured cheaply at a large scale using printing presses, and they are […]

First published study from the research project Sweden-China Bridge

13 April, 2021 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Halmstad University started in October 2020 the research project Sweden-China Bridge – Creating A Collaborative Academic Platform for Electrification of Transportation Systems in collaboration with Lund University, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. The project is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket, TRV), Sweden and lasts for two years.

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 […]

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 […]

Expensive airline tickets and political efforts – how the aviation industry must change after Covid-19

16 March, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Linnaeus University, March 16, 2021 The ongoing pandemic can be an opportunity for the aviation industry to make a transition, by gradually exchanging fossil fuels for synthetic fuels. This is shown by Stefan Gössling, professor of tourism studies at Linnaeus University, through models for future passenger air travel 2022–2050. “Making these changes in the avian […]