Using Danish SkyTEM technology, an international team of researchers has mapped the Antarctic subsurface and found underground brine deposits that may prove to sustain life under extreme conditions. (Photo: L. Wahl)
Antarctica is the most challenging place to date where the researchers have mapped the subsurface using SkyTEM. (Photo: L. Wahl)

2015.04.30 |

Researchers find brine deposits under Antarctica

Using Danish SkyTEM technology, an international team including researchers from Aarhus University has found briny liquid under glaciers and lakes and within permafrost in Antarctica, where microbial life exists on the edge of what is possible.

2015.04.29 |

Come to the Festival of Research under the heading TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE

The technologies of the future will be able to cure diseases, protect the environment and make life easier for us. However, is technology only a help or can it also be a threat? Aarhus University will ask itself and visitors this question at the Festival of Research on 24 April.

(Photo: Colourbox)

2015.04.29 |

‘One-minute-madness’ at Katrinebjerg

Steffen Grarup from Uber Technologies is one of the speakers when Aarhus University, It-forum and It-vest invite students and companies to Katrinebjerg Career Day. New IT graduates will be in demand, according to Systematic, an IT company that will be hiring fifteen recently qualified IT people this summer.

The European grey wolf – <em>canis lupus</em>. The first traces of females have now been found in Denmark. Photo: Colourbox

2015.05.02 |

Proof of their existence – females have been found among wolves in Denmark

New analyses of DNA profiles from wolf samples collected both privately and by the Danish Nature Agency now reveal that there are females among the wolves in Jutland. These are the latest results of the genetic studies of presumed wolf droppings and saliva samples from dead prey carried out by researchers at the Department of Bioscience – Kalø,…

New research shows that, unlike bats, porpoises are able to change their biosonar beam when foraging. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

2015.04.22 |

Porpoises use sound like a flashlight

Porpoises are small whales that have a fantastic ability to find their prey by means of echolocation. However, new research from Aarhus University shows that they can also adjust the breadth of their acoustic field of view (FOV) so the prey are unable to escape.

2015.04.22 |

Air quality affects the performance ability of schoolchildren

When the concentration of CO2 in the classroom falls, pupils achieve better results in tests. Aarhus University researchers are behind a new study that shows a direct correlation between air quality and the children’s concentration and performance ability.

Cheese is apparently very healthy to eat. Photo: Colourbox

2015.04.22 |

Cheese is surprisingly healthy

Scientists may have solved the conundrum of why the French can drink wine and eat lots of cheese – and still remain slim and healthy. It appears that cheese is an important piece in this puzzle.

Heine Max Olesen and Ulrik Trieb, the duo behind Nordic Seaweed in Grenaa, won both the Business Region Aarhus Entrepreneurship Prize 2015 for ‘Best Physical Product’ and the Entrepreneurs’ Favourite Prize ‘Thumbs Up 2015’. (Photo: Kattegat Centre).

2015.04.20 |

Nerdy approach to seaweed leads to enterprise award

A good idea, nerdy research knowledge, a common love of good food, and two brave entrepreneurs make up the recipe for super seaweed pesto, rapid product development, and a prestigious enterprise award.

Dr Naia Morueta-Holme, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.

2015.04.15 |

PhD Cup finalist relays information about biodiversity and climate change

Three minutes to explain three years of research. Those are the conditions in the annual PhD Cup final, which focuses on the importance of being able to explain your research to a wide audience. One of the eight finalists is Naia Morueta-Holme, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.

Mathilde and Mathias give each other a winning hug. Photos and video: Chemistry Show
The trophy surrounded by the proud Chemistry Show team.
Thermite was a raging success with the audience and the judges.

2015.04.14 |

Aarhus University’s Chemistry Show is the best in Denmark

Aarhus University’s Chemistry Show is the new Danish champion of spectacular science communication. Last weekend, the talented young members of the Chemistry Show team won the Danish Science Show Championship held at Aalborg University, beating the defending champions – Aarhus University’s Physics Show.

Together with her colleagues, Menglin Chen has developed a way to get stem cells to form strong new connective tissue. This could eventually be a great help for women suffering from a prolapsed uterus. Photo: Maria Randima Brauer Sørensen, Aarhus University
Scanning electron microscopy of stem cells (the wide surfaces) that grow well on the scaffolding’s nanofibres and the hydrogel enriched with growth factors.

2015.04.14 |

Scaffolding work for stem cells

Researchers at Aarhus University have succeeded in getting stem cells to form new connective tissue by providing them with scaffolding to work on. This has great prospects for the treatment of tissue damage and conditions such as a prolapsed uterus.

2015.04.13 |

Chemistry in a suitcase

Researchers have built a machine that provides the best possible reaction conditions in chemical processes. They can now produce substances in much larger amounts and with more precision – medicine, polymers and new materials. Read more (in Danish only here).

The research expedition is taking place on board Aarhus University’s research vessel the <em>Aurora</em>, shown here sailing out of the Port of Aarhus (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)
Map of the route taken through the Great Belt and the Little Belt. The expedition takes place from 7 to 19 April 2015. (Illustration: Aarhus University)
The researchers will study the phenomenon hydraulic control, using advanced new equipment towed behind the vessel on a wire. The research equipment is virtually a small floating laboratory, which transmits a constant flow of data in high resolution to computers on board the vessel. Lars Chresten Lund Hansen (left) and Morten Holtegaard Nielsen (right) are looking forward to working with the new equipment. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)
Hydraulic control is illustrated here by means of two bottles glued together. There are two liquids in the bottles, water at the bottom and cooking oil at the top. The bottles are tilted slightly so the liquids flow towards the right. Strong turbulence is created on the downstream side of the bottleneck, and this mixes the liquids (although it is not so strong with oil and water). (Photo: Morten Holtegaard Nielsen)
Morten Holtegaard Nielsen (right) is head of the research expedition, which is financed by the Danish Centre for Marine Research. Here he is planning the route with navigator and reserve skipper Ole Pedersen. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)

2015.04.08 |

Research expedition to find bottlenecks in the Great Belt

On 7 April, Danish marine scientists are embarking on an expedition on board the research vessel Aurora and they will be sailing through the Great Belt and the Little Belt to find the phenomenon known as hydraulic control in ocean currents. This phenomenon can prove to have crucial importance for biological productivity in Danish waters,…

ISAAFFIK Arctic Gateway is the name of a new Arctic web portal developed by Danish, Greenlandic and Faroese universities and research institutions, as well as the Danish defence. Photo:

2015.04.07 |

New website brings together the Arctic research of the Danish realm

ISAAFFIK Arctic Gateway is the name of a new Arctic web portal, which opens on 8 April and will be a dynamic tool for anyone working in the Arctic.