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New Swedish quantum computer to be made available to industry

23 January, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

A Swedish quantum computer is to become more widely available. A copy of the quantum computer at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden will be built using additional funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The new computer, accompanied by a quantum helpdesk, will allow Swedish companies and researchers to solve problems using quantum technology

Artificial nerve cells – almost like biological

13 January, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have created an artificial organic neuron that closely mimics the characteristics of biological nerve cells. This artificial neuron can stimulate natural nerves, making it a promising technology for various medical treatments in the future.

Mobile phone ban in school does not work

13 December, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Since the first of August 2022, using mobile phones for other purposes than educational is forbidden in the classroom. A doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that the law is problematic. The pupils need the mobile phones in their schoolwork and they manage to find ways to bring the phones into the classroom […]

Ground-breaking new method for multi-cancer early detection ​

7 December, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

When cancer is detected at an early stage, the rates of survival increase drastically, but today only a few cancer types are screened for. An international study led by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shows that a new, previously untested method can easily find multiple types of newly formed cancers at the same […]

Ultra-sensitive optical sensor can reduce hydrogen’s risks

1 December, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

In the pursuit of clean and renewable energy, hydrogen plays an important role. But a major challenge facing this transition is that the gas is explosive when mixed with air. For this reason, it is crucial to be able to detect hydrogen leaks as early as possible. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Vrije […]

Research reveals large emissions from ship scrubbers

19 October, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The Baltic Sea is considered one of the world’s most polluted seas. Now, new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals a relatively unknown environmental culprit. The study shows that the discharge water from ships’ exhaust gas treatment systems, so-called scrubbers, is responsible for up to nine percent of certain emissions of carcinogenic and […]

Revealing the mysteries of the universe under the skin of an atomic nucleus

12 October, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Massive neutron stars colliding in space are thought to be able to create precious metals such as gold and platinum. The properties of these stars are still an enigma, but the answer may lie beneath the skin of one of the smallest building blocks on Earth – an atomic nucleus of lead. Getting the nucleus […]

Swedish space instrument will study the Moon on board a Turkish spacecraft

3 October, 2022 - Institutet för rymdfysik

The agreement between IRF and the Turkish Space Technologies Research Institute (Tübitak Uzay) means that Swedish space researchers will once again have the opportunity to study the Moon. The scientific instrument Lunar Neutrals Telescope (LNT) is being built at IRF’s headquarters in Kiruna to study surface and near-surface environment of the Moon. This instrument is […]

Solar heating – important piece in the puzzle for future energy

26 September, 2022 - Högskolan Dalarna

In a new project, researchers at Dalarna University will investigate the possibilities of building large solar thermal fields in combination with so-called pit layers that can store heat from summer to winter. For the project, the Swedish Energy Agency has granted the University SEK 2.8 million.  Solar heat is especially interesting for smaller companies that […]

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.