2013.04.23 |

What successful research and innovation look like

The MADALGO basic research centre at Aarhus University is an example of Denmark’s success in combining basic research and in-depth study with innovation and application. Read more (in Danish only) here.

One of the newly discovered planets is shown in this illustration – the one that most resembles Earth to date. Kepler 62f is 1.4 times as large as Earth, and is located in the habitable zone in relation to its star. (Illustration: NASA AMES)

2013.04.22 |

Researchers find the most Earthlike planets to date

Danish researchers at Aarhus University and the Niels Bohr Institute have helped find a planetary system with two Earthlike planets in the habitable zone. The discovery was made using NASA’s Kepler satellite, and the results have been published in the scientific journal Science.

There’s plenty of smoke and steam when the physics and chemistry students show off their stuff (Photo: Lise Balsby/AU Communication)

2013.04.18 |

Aarhus University goes up in smoke

It will not go unnoticed when physics and chemistry students from Denmark’s universities get together at the annual Danish Science Show Championship, which is being held at Aarhus University this year. The audience can expect plenty of action, and the event is open to everyone.

Photo: Colourbox

2013.04.18 |

Tips from natural ecosystems

Ecosystems and human-induced systems have much in common. By applying knowledge about the way ecosystems are connected, it is possible to increase the sustainability, efficiency and robustness of human-induced systems.

E-ELT will be the world’s largest telescope. Illustration: ESO.

2013.04.17 |

Aarhus helps to build the world’s largest telescope

Danish astronomers will now get access to the largest and most ambitious telescope in the world, which will be able to show whether there are living organisms on the surface of planets in other solar systems.

2013.04.16 |

Innovators to promote health technology

The path from idea to product should be shorter, with a greater focus on user requirements. Aarhus University is therefore launching BioMedical Design – a health innovation programme inspired by Stanford University for doctors, engineers and others. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2013.04.10 |

Looking for a new dean

Aarhus University is looking for a highly esteemed and visionary dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology.

<em>Xenoturbella bocki</em> slightly enlarged. It can grow up to three centimetres long. Photo: University of Gothenburg

2013.04.10 |

A strange worm in the tree of life

A small worm from the sea bed off the coast of Sweden is the best estimate of what our ancestors looked like more than 600 million years ago. This has been confirmed by new research at institutions including Aarhus University. The entire story is featured in RØMER – the popular science web magazine published in Danish.

The four winners of the 2013 final (from left at the back): Simon Guldager, Simon Albrechtsen, Jon Nørgaard and (in front) Olivia Heinrich.
The theoretical and practical tests require deep concentration.

2013.04.15 |

Winners of the Danish Biology Olympiad 2013

Four upper secondary school pupils won the Danish final and are now ready to compete this summer in the 24th International Biology Olympiad in Bern, Switzerland.

2013.04.10 |

Beautiful mathematics

Mathematics is about numbers, but did you know that mathematics also involves beautiful images and figures? You can now visit the Steno Museum and experience science and art at the travelling IMAGINARY exhibition.

A rare glimpse of a Ganges river dolphin. Photo: Rubaiyat Mansur, Wildlife Conservation Society.
The Ganges river dolphin’s strange skull with two plate-like projections is probably the reason the animal can focus its sounds and thereby forage efficiently with low-frequency sonar signals. The skull is seen above (A) from the left, and below (B) from the front. Photos: A. Galatius.
The researchers carried out field studies in the Sundarban mangrove forest in southern Bangladesh. The map shows the distribution of the two species of freshwater dolphins – the Irrawaddy dolphins (circles) and the Ganges river dolphins (triangles). (Source: Smith et al., <em>Oryx</em>, 2010).

2013.03.26 |

Sound recordings help threatened dolphins

Danish researchers have identified a unique sound in two species of river dolphins. Their acoustic studies pave the way towards ensuring the dolphins’ habitats.

2013.04.05 |

Danish researchers focus attention on DKK 1 billion investment in research

The best and most powerful neutron source in the world – the European Spallation Source (ESS) – will open in Lund, Sweden, in 2019. Denmark is contributing with more than DKK 1 billion to the construction of the new facility. How will basic research in structural biology, biotechnology and medicinal chemistry get the most out of this investment?

2013.04.05 |

Would you like to learn more about patents?

What is required to get a patent, and what are the advantages of learning more about intellectual property rights (IPR)? You need to be familiar with the IPR system to be able to spot opportunities for applying for a patent, trademark or design registration for new technologies and processes.

2013.04.03 |

Students discover killing method for treating cancer

A new laboratory discovery – transporting an antibody through the cell membrane – could be important for the medical treatment of cancer. The potentially ground-breaking method was discovered by two engineering students. Read more (in Danish only) here.