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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 […]

Perfecting the EV battery recycling process

22 February, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Recycling of electric car batteries can be easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, according to a new scientific article from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, which outlines an optimised recycling process. The research, published in the journal Waste Management, has been carried out by some of the world’s foremost experts in the field, and represents […]

Bullying and harassment continues to be a challenge for the maritime industry

14 February, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

Women and minority groups are especially exposed to bullying and harassment at sea. This is shown in a scientific article by Cecilia Österman and Magnus Boström at Kalmar Maritime Academy at Linnaeus University. More than 50% of all women seafarers state that they have been subjected. Working at sea is a masculine-coded profession with a […]

Maize and milk proteins can replace fossil fuels and metals in the production of nanostructured surfaces

26 January, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

New research results from Linnaeus University opens for a future with more sustainably produced nanotechnology, where limited natural resources can be replaced with, among other things, maize and milk proteins. Nanotechnology can be found almost everywhere in our daily lives, although it is nearly impossible to see. Nanostructures are materials that have been processed at […]

From research and patent to commercial success

16 December, 2021 - Jönköping University

Just over 15 years ago, Magnus Wessén and Haiping Cao, researchers at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University (JU), patented a type of rheocasting called the RheoMetal process. This has since led to a close collaboration between JU and several Chinese universities, the establishment of several foundries both in Sweden and China, and commercialisation of the process that has gained a lot of interest.