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Talking to your dying child

20 September, 2004 - Karolinska Institutet

For the first time a major study is now being presented in which parents of children who died of cancer were given the opportunity to talk about their experiences. The findings are being published in several acclaimed articles and a doctoral dissertation at Karolinska Institutet.

Major EU project shows: “Killer bacteria” more common than expected

16 September, 2004 - Lunds universitet

Severerious infections with Group A streptococci, sometimes called “flesh-eating killer bacteria,” are considerably more common than expected in many countries. In an EU project covering 11 countries, headed by Lund University in Sweden, it was calculated that some 1,000 cases would be found over an initial 1½-year period. Fully 5,000 were identified.

Handsfree mobile phone is no safer in traffic

13 September, 2004 - VTI – Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut

A VTI study performed in the driving simulator shows that using a mobile phone with a handsfree kit is no safer in traffic than using a hand-held mobile phone.

Technolution Pictures in Alexandria

10 September, 2004 - SLU

The Swedish architect Peter Broberg’s acclaimed Technolution Pictures will be exhibited from September 11 through the end of the month at the new library in Alexandria, Egypt, during the world youth convention “Global Environmental Youth Convention.”

Robots can learn from their mistakes

10 September, 2004 - Örebro universitet

In the near future, intelligent, automated robots will help us in a number of different fields, such as transports, cleaning, mining, and agriculture. These robots will steer themselves without human involvement and will plan their own tasks. This makes great demands on safety, so that people, animals, or other things in the environment are not injured or damaged.

Large EU-grant for new approach to nanoscience

10 September, 2004 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Together with research groups in the UK, Italy and France the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience at Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden, has received positive evaluation from the European Union on a proposal of approximately 2.5 million Euros for a new approach to basic research in physical and organic chemistry.

Ice and a slice of climate history

24 August, 2004 - Polarforskningssekretariatet

The first 40 million years of Arctic climate history was recovered from beneath the Arctic sea floor on Monday (23 August).