News

2016.01.27 |

Sound zones on the way to the living room

Aarhus University has entered into a collaborative agreement with one of the world’s major manufacturers of speakers. The aim is to fully develop a new technology that can make it possible to divide our homes into sound zones.

Researchers at Aarhus University collaborated with international colleagues to study the cold tolerance of different species of banana flies (<em>Drosophila</em>). They found that the difference between life and death lies in the ability of the insects to regulate their salt balance. (Photo: Colourbox)

2016.01.26 |

Salt balance saves insects from dying of the cold

Some insect species are adapted to low winter temperatures, while others rapidly faint and die when the temperature drops. New research from Aarhus University indicates that the difference lies to a great extent in the ability of the insects to maintain their salt balance.

2016.01.26 |

Mapping the kitchen skills of the Danes

Our knowledge of food and our kitchen skills depend to a great extent on our incomes and whether or not we have children living at home. This is shown in a study at the MAPP Centre, Aarhus University. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2016.01.21 |

Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award goes to molecular biologist

The Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award for Technical and Scientific Research valued at DKK 5 million was presented to Professor Jens Stougaard on Friday 22 January. Candidates do not apply for this award from the VILLUM FOUNDATION.

2016.01.15 |

Scientists refute previous studies of malaria drug

Danish and French researchers refute previous studies in malaria research. The new results are a step in the right direction to improve and develop malaria medicine.

2016.01.19 |

Students build fifty 3D printers

Students at Aarhus University have launched what could be Denmark’s largest production of advanced 3D printers. During the course of three Fridays in January, they will each build a printer so they can set up laboratories at home in their own living rooms.

2016.01.19 |

Game ON! Come along and play during the winter holidays at the Steno Museum

The whole family is welcome, regardless of whether you are serious about games or just play for fun – or perhaps you are a curious (grand)parent. Or are you one of those who can be reduced to tears at the very thought of Pacman? Read more (in Danish only) here.

The Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA. (Source: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/titan/)
Calculation time vs system size measured in the number of amino acids N, where a conventional algorithm (red) is compared with a linear-scaling algorithm (blue) and an algorithm that is both linear-scaling and massively parallel (black).

2015.12.16 |

Revolutionary calculation strategy puts Aarhus University on the world map

A research group led by Professor Poul Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry, has changed its strategy for high-accuracy computer simulations of large molecules such as insulin, reducing a calculation time of two billion years to one single day. The strategy will be tried out on the world’s largest computer, which is still being built and will be…

2016.01.19 |

Researchers will use earth antennas to find groundwater

Researchers will develop antenna technology in a new project to locate and measure groundwater without expensive drillings.

2016.01.13 |

3D print improves cancer treatment

A new medical 3D print technology can provide better and more precise radiation therapy of cervical cancer. Three engineering students are behind the invention.

2016.01.11 |

Wholesome whole grain

When it is a matter of health, whole grain has the X factor – or rather the BX factor – in the form of a certain group of bioactive compounds called benzoxazinoids, or BX. Scientists from Aarhus University have documented the uptake of these compounds in humans and their possible beneficial effect on the immune system.

A collection of different fruits and seeds from the early Cretaceous period. They were all measured and studied using a Tomcat beamline at the Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. The morphology of the parts of the plant was reconstructed using X-ray microscopy. (Illustration: Else Marie Friis)

2016.01.19 |

Difficult start for the dinosaurs’ flowers

Darwin’s abominable mystery has been solved – flowering plants did not suddenly make an appearance 100 million years ago. Many different species already existed 25 million years earlier. They were just small and well spread out. They were also slow on the uptake. Read more (in Danish only) here.