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Associate Professor Martin Brynskov has just hosted an international group of top researchers in Aarhus (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2014.12.03 |

The bright future at stake

The Media Architecture Biennale 2014 kicked off with Aarhus University as the main partner. Big names from Denmark and abroad got together to find solutions to some of the challenges of the future.

2014.11.26 |

Computer to simulate harbour porpoises

Researchers at Aarhus University can use a computer model to predict the impact of new offshore wind farms on the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea. The computer model is based on data from sensors and tracking devices mounted on the porpoises. A consortium of international energy companies has commissioned the project and will fund…

Vultures can eat carcasses filled with bacteria without getting a stomach ache. Photo: Frank Rønsholt

2014.11.25 |

Vultures evolved an extreme gut to cope with disgusting dietary habits

How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals? This is the key question behind a recent collaboration between a team of international researchers from Denmark’s Centre for GeoGenetics and Biological Institute at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus…

Acting Dean Johnny Laursen and Rector Samsul Rizal exchange the signed collaboration agreements. Pictured here are Ambassador Bomer Pasaribu, Acting Dean Johnny Laursen and Rector Samsul Rizal (Photo: Thomas Nielsen, Administration Centre ST)

2014.11.26 |

New collaboration agreement with Sumatran university

Aarhus University has signed a collaboration agreement with Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) in Aceh Province, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Aarhus University is thereby helping to rebuild Aceh after the 2004 tsunami.

The concept of New Nordic Food has good values, but is still regarded as a niche. Photo: Colourbox

2014.11.26 |

New Nordic Food is just ordinary food

The concept of New Nordic Food focuses on Nordic ingredients and food traditions, and will no doubt continue as a niche and eventually be regarded as just ordinary food. However, the values will live on, according to a report from Aarhus University. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2014.11.20 |

A novel strategy to sort functional from non-functional RNA

The human genome is promiscuously transcribed yielding RNA from >75% of its DNA. It is presently intensely debated how much of this material is functional. Danish researchers have devised a method to help address this problem.

2014.11.19 |

Host genes under the knife

A Danish research team has analysed the use of a particular cellular RNA degradation mechanism, which has revealed how the expression of the most complex class of genes in human cells is controlled. The study contributes to an understanding of the cell’s basic regulatory tools, and the results may eventually lead to a better understanding of the…

2014.11.17 |

Look beyond the flashing lights

Aarhus sets the scene for how the cities of the future can be designed when the Media Architecture Biennale 2014 holds a four-day summit meeting and invites the public to attend. Read more (in Danish only) here.

Detector Gadget is a detective made of RNA. He can study cells and molecules, and he uses fluorescent substances when detecting. Illustration: Ebbe Sloth Andersen, iNANO, Aarhus University.

2014.11.19 |

Aarhus nanoscale detectives on the podium in Harvard competition

A team of BSc students from Aarhus University won two third places in the biomolecular design (BIOMOD) competition at Harvard University.

Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Communication

2014.11.19 |

Aarhus University moves food research to Aarhus

Aarhus University gives priority to more interaction with food sector companies, and the Department of Food Science (FOOD) is therefore expected to be relocated in the Agro Food Park in Skejby.

AU Flakkebjerg

2014.11.18 |

Flakkebjerg research centre continues

The faculty management team at Science and Technology, Aarhus University, has decided to extend the research facilities at Flakkebjerg and to continue with the current activities at the centre.

2014.11.18 |

Students reach the top in Copernicus Masters

Four computer science students from Aarhus recently made it to the top of the podium for an app that can help farmers monitor their crops. They won an app competition organised by the European Space Agency (ESA).

2014.11.17 |

Our generation’s moon landing

An historic space mission has now reached its peak, and the Rosetta satellite is very close to sending a considerable amount of invaluable information from a comet in space about the origin of life on Earth. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2014.11.06 |

Official inauguration of new accelerator facility

There are very few places in Europe where you can analyse material samples and virtually turn back the clock and discover new details about everything ranging from the Sun to human bones. On 5 November, Aarhus University inaugurated a new facility for purposes such as carbon-14 dating, which can take an even closer look at the past.