The layers of the food chain are pulling themselves apart because climate change is in full swing turning the natural order upside down and bringing it out of balance. This is the thought-provoking conclusion of one of the largest and most extensive studies to date on this subject. (Illustration: Colourbox)

2016.06.30 |

Nature is out of balance

The food chain is in a mess and, by all accounts, this will challenge a number of species in the future. A major international study with the participation of Aarhus University shows that the food chain is disintegrating due to climate change.

2016.06.28 |

Students recreate earthquakes in the laboratory

A group of engineering students has built an earthquake simulator that can very precisely recreate historical earthquakes in the laboratory. They can now carry out full-scale safety tests on small buildings.

The iconic rings around Saturn were created by celestial bodies that tore each other apart. Astrophysicists at Aarhus University have now found a planet that should not exist because it orbits very close to a star it should have destroyed. (Photo: NASA)
Here the subgiant K2-39 and its close exoplanet K2-39b are compared with the size of the Sun. The distance between K2-39 and the planet is also shown, as well as the distance between the Sun and the planet Mercury on the same scale. Earth is not included in the illustration because it orbits the Sun more than twice as far away as Mercury. (Illustration: V. Van Eylen)

2016.06.28 |

The planet that shouldn’t be there ...

When celestial bodies get too close to each, they are ripped apart by each other’s tidal forces. This led to the attractive rings surrounding the planet Saturn, for example, in our own solar system. The same principles apply far out in the Universe, where exoplanets orbit alien stars.

2016.06.28 |

Considerable number of DFF grants to Science and Technology

The Danish Council for Independent Research has awarded DFF Research Project 1 and 2 grants to a total of 25 research projects at Science and Technology.

Professor Søren Rysgaard, Aarhus University, (left) tells foreign ministers John Kerry, Kristian Jensen and Vittus Qujaukitsoq as well as Premier Kim Kielsen about climate change in Ilulissat Icefjord in the Arctic. Photo: KNR

2016.06.21 |

Aarhus University professor tells John Kerry about climate change in the Arctic

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry saw with his own eyes how the Arctic is being particularly affected by global warming when Professor Søren Rysgaard, Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, showed the world’s most influential foreign minister changes in Ilulissat Icefjord.

2016.06.22 |

Intelligent buildings make our energy consumption greener

It is possible to shift our energy consumption to times of the day when there is plenty of power from renewable sources such as solar and wind. At least to a certain extent if we invest in technology for intelligent management of our buildings. This is the conclusion of researchers in connection with the completion of one of the world’s most…

Black holes are beginning to turn up everywhere as we gradually get better at looking for them. We now know that there is one at the centre of our galaxy, and that both larger and more powerful ones exist out there. (Illustration: NASA, E/PO, Sonora State University)

2016.06.22 |

Tracing the secret of black holes

Black holes are becoming more and more important for our understanding of the universe. They are gradually turning up everywhere, and we are getting better and better at discovering them. But how can we find out about bodies we do not even understand, and which do not comply with the laws of physics? Here are a few ideas.

2016.06.20 |

Large conference to prepare the agriculture of the future

The role of technology in the agriculture of the future will be scrutinised at the end of the month when Aarhus University hosts the International Conference on Agricultural Engineering 2016.

2016.06.30 |

Biogas is gaining ground, but there is still a need for new knowledge

Biogas production in Denmark is going well in general, but there is still room for improvement and a need for more knowledge. A report from DCA provides an overview. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2016.06.17 |

Underwater robot to explore Jupiter’s moon

A Danish team has been selected to compete next week in the 2016 MATE international ROV competition at NASA’s headquarters in Houston. The robot can search for possible life on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

2016.06.15 |

People allergic to insect venom need precision medical diagnosis and treatment

A team of researchers has elucidated individual profiles of allergy reactivity in patients that are not protected after treatment with immunotherapy. The aim is to improve medical treatment of people who are allergic to insect stings.

2016.06.15 |

The use of Camelid antibodies for structural biology

The use of Camelid antibodies has important implications for future development of reagents for diagnosis and therapeutics in diseases involving a group of enzymes called serine proteases.

Assistant Professor Thomas Bjørnskov Poulsen, Department of Chemistry. (Photo: DFF)
Associate Professor Aslan Askarov, Department of Computer Science. (Photo: DFF)
Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi, Department of Computer Science. (Photo: DFF)
Associate Professor Martijn Heck, Department of Engineering. (Photo: DFF)
Associate Professor Jill Atsuko Miwa, Department of Physics and Astronomy. (Photo: DFF)

2016.06.15 |

Five Sapere Aude Starting Grants

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has just awarded research grants in the Sapere Aude career programme, and five Science and Technology researchers have each received a Starting Grant of about DKK 7 million.

<em>Pinus Ponderosa</em> grows in North America and is also known as western yellow pine. It has been planted in a few places in Denmark, where Thomas Poulsen found a fully grown example in the Forest Botanic Garden in Aarhus. However, he was naturally unable to remove the bark. Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University

2016.06.14 |

Pine trees harbour the right kind of poison

Scientists have succeeded in converting a toxic substance from an American pine tree to an experimental cancer inhibitor. The substance can normally only be produced from a marine sponge on the other side of the world. The discovery makes it quicker to produce the inhibitor, and different trials can therefore be carried out more efficiently. Read…

2016.06.09 |

A new way for prevention of pathogenic protein misfolding

Incorrectly folded proteins can cause a variety of diseases. Danish researchers have found a solution for preventing this misfolding.

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