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Aarhus University currently has a modest hut and air measurement facility at Station North. The major new grant now makes it possible to extend the facilities significantly.

2013.01.29 |

Aarhus University builds research station in North Greenland

Researchers are now making a start on setting up an ultra-modern research station right up in the northernmost part of Greenland. Here they will study climate change and its impact on the air, sea, geology, fauna and flora in the High Arctic region. Project Manager Henrik Skov, Aarhus University, expects researchers to flock from all over the…

2013.01.29 |

Biologists assess the future of wolves in Denmark

A top predator has made its entry into the Danish landscape, and the shy animal is attracting great attention. Denmark needs a management plan. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2013.01.24 |

Pioneer of physics books?

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to physicist Jeffrey Hangst, Aarhus University. He may become the first head of research to ever carry out precision measurements of antihydrogen.

Mussels can play an important role in gaining an overall picture of ice sheet melting in future because their shells store information about the amount of meltwater every year. (Photo: DMI Ocean and Ice)

2013.01.21 |

Climate history lies hidden in mussels

Meltwater from the ice sheet strongly influences how much the oceans rise in a warmer climate, but understanding climate history has not been possible until now. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2013.01.18 |

Flemming Besenbacher honoured personally by China’s president

On Friday 18 January, President Xi Jinping is presenting China’s highest science award – the Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China – to Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Aarhus University, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carlsberg A/S and Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2013.01.16 |

Nanoscience moves into its own house

On Wednesday 16 January, Aarhus University is inaugurating the largest building dedicated to nano research. Researchers from many different fields will work together here to solve major global challenges. At the same time, the building is a symbol of how a completely new field of research can grow out of a good idea.

2013.01.11 |

Maersk Oil finances professorship at Aarhus University

Seismic studies are important in the hunt for natural resources such as oil, groundwater, geothermal energy and ore. A new agreement between Aarhus University and Maersk Oil provides the university with an opportunity to extend its research and teaching activities in this area.

By means of lasers and superfluid helium-4, it is now finally possible to direct molecular movies including some action. Graphics: Jonas Lerche Hansen

2013.01.11 |

Laser-powered synchronous swimming for molecules

One thing is getting a molecule to turn the right way when you want to film it. But it is a somewhat more difficult story when you want a molecule to turn the right way in a fluid that also consists of molecules. A solution is on the way from Aarhus University.

New results make it possible to respond to the way flocks of people move around – such as optimising logistics or evacuations at major indoor events. (Photo: Colourbox)

2013.01.11 |

Computer scientists on the scent of flocks of people

Humans are gregarious by nature. But when do people constitute a flock and when are they simply random passers-by going in different directions? The answer to this question is extremely interesting because it can provide better opportunities for planning events, emergency services and smart control of buildings. And computer scientists at Aarhus…

Feeding time for the fish in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The small mouths of the air-breathing fish do not just break the surface of the water when there is food. They actually have to breathe at the surface because they live in poorly oxygenated water. Zoophysiologists behind a major new research project will now study the impact of rising temperatures on the respiration of the fish. To do so, they need to understand the basic physiology of the fish, and their new knowledge can be used to optimise the growth of the fish in tropical aquacultures all over the world.
The new Danida project will be headed by Associate Professor Mark Bayley, Zoophysiology Section, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.

2013.01.07 |

Air-breathing fish under the surface

Fish farmed in South-East Asia are the fastest growing protein source in the world. However, most of the species are air-breathing fish with an unknown physiology. A major grant from Danida means that Danish biologists can now identify the physiology of the fish to ensure and optimise their growth in spite of rising water temperatures.

The more that is known about milk content and its dynamics, the better the chances are for using different types of milk for different purposes. Photo: Colourbox

2013.01.04 |

Milk’s many miracles

New research results show that milk contains even more beneficial substances than known previously. The research indicates that breeding work could be able to bring forth different types of milk for different purposes.

Producing vegetables, herbs and potted plants requires a lot of power. A new project aims to reduce energy consumption. Photo: Carl-Otto Ottosen

2013.01.02 |

Greenhouses prepare for the energy system of the future: smart grid

Scientists and the horticultural industry are collaborating to make greenhouse production even more energy-friendly. This will be done by connecting the control of artificial lighting in greenhouses to the smart grid system.

2013.01.08 |

Researchers clean up the technological chaos of caring for the elderly

Automatic door openers, fall detectors, intelligent sphygmomanometers, medication systems and blood sugar alarms. These are just a few examples of electronic devices developed in recent years with the best intentions to make everyday situations easier for senior citizens and their carers. The problem is just that most of these appliances are…