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2017.03.16 |

Grasses are good at using the sun to be productive

Scientists from Aarhus University have studied how efficient crops are at using the sun to produce biomass for biorefining. This knowledge can be put to use to optimise biomass yields and improve sustainability.

The drone is the first of three, and it underwent a series of test flights prior to the handover. The Penguin B drone has a wingspan of 3.3 metres and a ‘fighting weight’ of approximately 25 kg when it is ready for missions. (Private photo)
The Villum Research Station is located in the far north, only approximately 900 kilometres from the North Pole. This is where the drone will be used to measure ice and snow properties at a high geographical resolution. (Illustration: Villum Research Station)

2017.03.13 |

Aarhus University is ready with the first drone for climate studies near the North Pole

Thanks to donations from the VILLUM FOUNDATION, scientists now have a unique opportunity to strengthen climate research in the northernmost part of Greenland. The first of three drones will be officially handed over to Aarhus University on Monday 13 March at 13.00 with an air show at Hans Christian Andersen Airport near Odense.

The rOPEN project will find a way to map the soil in the fields so accurately that farmers will be able to add exactly as much nitrate as the environment can stand. Photo: Colourbox

2017.03.07 |

Mapping the fertiliser route from field to fjord

A new research project will not only protect our groundwater, lakes and fjords from nitrate pollution, but also provide our farmers with an opportunity to fertilise their fields as well as possible. It will actually be possible to predict the capacity of each individual field to retain nitrate. Contributing to the project are researchers from many…

Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen, Head of Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University, Denmark. Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University
Bo Barker Jørgensen has participated in numerous research expeditions around the globe. Here he is in Svalbard. Photo: Bo Barker Jørgensen
Bo Barker Jørgensen is interviewed for national television on board the research vessel Greatship Manisha. Photo: Carol Cotterill, ECORD IODP Expedition 347 Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment.

2017.03.03 |

Bo Barker Jørgensen receives prestigious international award

On Friday night, The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) honours Danish Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen with the prestigious 2017 A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award at the Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Honolulu.

The palm <em>Euterpe precatoria</em> is one of the species cultivated in the Amazon for thousands of years. It is related to the açaí palm (<em>Euterpe oleracea</em>), which is widely grown today. The açaí berry is categorised as ‘super food’ due to its beneficial content of vitamins and other nutrients. Photo: Henrik Balslev

2017.03.06 |

The Amazon rainforest was formed by humans

The myth of the rainforest being one of the most pristine landscapes in the world has now been debunked by an international team of researchers with the participation of Aarhus University. Their results have just been published in Science and show that prehistoric human societies had an impact on the rainforest by using and cultivating…

2017.03.03 |

The zebrafish is an important animal model

Humans and zebrafish have more in common than you would think. Therefore, zebrafish are used more and more, for example, to study the function of genes, to create animal models for human diseases and to develop new human drugs.

2017.02.28 |

New four-year agreement for public sector consultancy at Aarhus University

The new framework agreement provides more clarity regarding publication and confidentiality clauses in Science and Technology’s research-based public sector consultancy.

Photo: Ditte Valente/Eliteforsk

2017.02.23 |

Prestigious Elite Researcher Prize awarded to food science researcher

Professor Hanne Christine Bertram, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize for her research into the correlation between diet and health. The prize is awarded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and goes to outstanding researchers under 45 years of age.

PhD student Johannes Christensen, Department of Mathematics
PhD student William Joyce, Department of Bioscience

2017.02.22 |

Two Elite Researcher travel grants awarded to Science and Technology students

Two PhD students have been awarded travel grants of DKK 200,000 each in the 2017 Elite Research (EliteForsk) prizes.

Mala Broberg studies the habitat conditions for young fish – the unique salmon in the Kapisillit River – a Godthaab Fjord tributary. His studies concluded the first MSc degree in Greenland. Photo: Rasmus Hedeholm

2017.02.23 |

First Aarhus University science graduate to be educated in Greenland

In close collaboration with Aarhus University, it is now possible to complete a university science degree in Nuuk. The first biologist from Greenland, who was also educated in Greenland, defended his MSc last week at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

It looks spectacular when the Chemistry Show relates natural science to the audience. The judges were spellbound by the performance of the two students on TV2, and the Chemistry Show is now going on to the semi-finals, where viewers have the final word. (Photo: screenshot from a promotional video)

2017.02.22 |

Chemistry Show captivates Denmark with polystyrene slime

Aarhus University’s Chemistry Show uses everyday chemicals in spectacular demonstration experiments to spread knowledge about basic chemical theories and principles. Right now, they are experiencing national success performing in Denmark’s Got Talent 2017 on TV2. Tune in on Saturday 4 March, where viewers can vote for the students so they can go…

[Translate to English:] Søkongerne samler sig på klipperne før de flyver ned på ynglepladserne med føde til ungerne eller før de drager på havet for at søge efter føde. (Foto: S. Wetterich) 
Afføring fra fuglene i fuglekolonien Annikitsoq på Cape York Peninsula giver ophav til grønne søer og frodigt grønt græs. (Foto: T. Davidson)
Kyststrækningen ved Vestgrønland, der vender ud mod Nordvandet. De røde arealer viser, hvor søkongen lever og dermed de kolossale områder, fuglene påvirker.

2017.02.17 |

The little auk – a major engineer

New research carried out by a team of researchers from the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, shows that a very small bird – the little auk (søkonge) – has a very large effect on both freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems in the remote Arctic region.

2017.02.10 |

Professor Poul Nissen receives the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize

Poul Nissen, Professor at Aarhus University, is receiving the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering studies of the structure and function of ion pumps. Through his research, Poul Nissen has clarified in detail, among other things, how ions and nutrients are transported into and out of cells. This fundamental knowledge is very significant for…

2017.02.09 |

New breeding strategy to increase the export of Danish grasses

The best properties from three well-known grasses will be united in new grass varieties. With significantly enhanced performance and high robustness, such grasses will pave the way for Danish export of new varieties that are prepared for future climate and the demand for more biomass.

The sky is the limit. Aarhus has two results competing for the Danish Research Result of the Year at Videnskab.dk. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2017.02.10 |

Vote for the Danish Research Result of the Year

You can now vote for the best research result in 2016. In the list of results that rocked Danish science during the last year, you will find two discoveries made by Aarhus researchers. Each in its own way challenges our ability to see and influence the world of physics.

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