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Faster translations with the help of AI

23 September, 2022 - Högskolan i Halmstad

When humans and machines work together, the translation of a book to another language can be made more efficient. This is the opinion of Pontus Wärnestål, Associate Professor at Halmstad University, who has developed a new translation workflow using both artificial intelligence (AI) and human competence.

Combing light with sharper teeth

6 September, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Microcombs have widely differing application areas – they can help us discover planets outside our solar system as well as track diseases in our bodies. New research results at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now gives a deeper understanding of how the line width in the combs works, something that will, among other things, enable […]

Nanochannels light the way towards new medicine

16 June, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

To develop new drugs and vaccines, detailed knowledge about nature’s smallest biological building blocks – the biomolecules – is required. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, are now presenting a groundbreaking microscopy technique that allows proteins, DNA and other tiny biological particles to be studied in their natural state in a completely new way. […]

Major climate benefits when ships “fly” over the surface

2 June, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Soon, electric passenger ferries skimming above the surface across the seas may become a reality. At Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, a research team has created a unique method for further developing hydrofoils that can significantly increase the range of electric vessels and reduce the fuel consumption of fossil-powered ships by 80 per cent.   […]

Extremely quiet fans can improve our health

21 April, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

We spend more of our time indoors than ever. But the noise levels we are exposed to at home, in workplaces and schools have been shown to increase the risk of high blood pressure, mental illness and hearing damage – and may even have a detrimental effect on children’s cognitive development. Now, a unique new […]

Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

11 April, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating how the energy can be extracted as heat, they have now succeeded in getting […]

Horizon Europe funds project about AI for safer traffic environment

18 March, 2022 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Horizon Europe granted the research consortium ROADVIEW (Robust Automated Driving in Extreme Weather) 10 million euros to solve challenging autonomous driving problems using AI. The project aims to develop AI-based robust and cost-efficient in-vehicle perception and decision-making systems with enhanced performance under harsh weather conditions. Halmstad University will coordinate the consortium of 15 partners for the next four years.

Face masks play a crucial role, new Covid research confirms

1 March, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

An international research team from universities including Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the University of Padua and the University of Udine in Italy, and the University of Vienna, Austria, has developed a new theoretical model to better assess the risks of spreading viruses such as Covid-19 – with and without a face mask. The results […]

Cosmic flashes pinpointed to a surprising location in space

24 February, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Astronomers have been surprised by the closest source of the mysterious flashes in the sky known as fast radio bursts. Precision measurements with radio telescopes reveal that the bursts are made among old stars, and in a way that no one was expecting. The source of the flashes, in nearby spiral galaxy M 81, is […]