Press releases


Saturn is eating its D ring – resulting in a complex upper atmosphere

21 November, 2023 - Institutet för rymdfysik

On 23 November, Joshua Dreyer will present his research on Saturn at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and Uppsala University by defending his doctoral thesis, which investigates the effects and nature of ring material falling into Saturn’s upper atmosphere from its innermost D ring. The doctoral thesis, Diving Deep into Saturn’s Equatorial Ionosphere […]

Tiny traps can provide new knowledge about difficult-to-treat diseases

20 November, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Proteins that form clumps occur in many difficult-to-treat diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. The mechanisms behind how the proteins interact with each other are difficult to study, but now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a new method for capturing many proteins in nano-sized traps. Inside the traps, the proteins can be studied in a way that has not been possible before.

Instruments led by IRF selected for ESA potential future mission to either Mars or Earth’s Orbit

15 November, 2023 - Institutet för rymdfysik

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the selection of three prospective space missions. Among these missions, the Swedish Institute for Space Physics (IRF) takes the lead in managing the scientific instrument consortia for two projects: the Plasma Observatory and M-MATISSE. The forthcoming three-year “Phase A” which consists of comprehensive technical and scientific studies will […]

Nostalgia and memories after ten years of social media

14 November, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

As possibilities have changed and technology has advanced, memories and nostalgia are now a significant part of our use of social media. This is shown in a study from the University of Gothenburg and University West. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and University West have been following a group of eleven active social media […]

New dissertation: New method could reshape future software development

20 October, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Sebastian Hönel from Linnaeus University has, in his computer science dissertation, introduced a new method to measure and enhance the quality of software processes. The method focuses on understanding how software is developed and the changes that occur over time. By utilising digital data from the development process combined with expert- and data-driven analysis, one […]

AI solution guarantee a safe landing

18 October, 2023 - Mälardalens universitet

Ground-breaking developments in new technology currently taking place at Mälardalen University (MDU) may change the aviation industry forever. Through an innovative project, a solution is being created that will enable the monitoring and control of remote airport runways, using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

New recipe for efficient, environmentally friendly battery recycling

17 October, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, are now presenting a new and efficient way to recycle metals from spent electric car batteries. The method allows recovery of 100 per cent of the aluminium and 98 per cent of the lithium in electric car batteries. At the same time, the loss of valuable raw materials such as nickel, cobalt and manganese is minimised.

A step towards AI-based precision medicine

12 October, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Artificial intelligence, AI, which finds patterns in complex biological data could eventually contribute to the development of individually tailored healthcare. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have developed an AI-based method applicable to various medical and biological issues. Their models can for instance accurately estimate people’s chronological age and determine whether they have been smokers or not.

Solar cell material can assist self-driving cars in the dark

28 September, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Material used in organic solar cells can also be used as light sensors in electronics. This is shown by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, who have developed a type of sensor able to detect circularly polarised red light. Their study, published in Nature Photonics, paves the way for more reliable self-driving vehicles and other uses where night vision is important.