Augmented reality will supersede paper-based procedures and documentation so that employees are instructed and helped via AR glasses or projections on the production line. Photo from the video ‘MADE presents: Industry 4.0’ (in Danish only).

2017.01.17 |

New research millions will accelerate Denmark’s digitisation

Aarhus University has received a research grant of DKK 11 million to develop new digital solutions that will benefit Danish production companies.

(Photo: Colourbox)

2017.01.16 |

Aarhus University invites companies to a brainstorm on digitisation

Aarhus University would like to prepare Danish companies for a future with smart products when the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering hold Brainnovation Day. The event is free and will be held on Thursday 19 January from 9.30 to 16.00. Eighty participants have already registered to attend.

“We can’t understand how valuable or vulnerable today’s species are without taking a look at the ‘ghosts’ of the species that died out before them,” says Matt Davis, who made the graphics shown here. (Click on the graphics for full size)

2017.01.12 |

Skeletons from the Ice Age provide knowledge about endangered species

Although they have been extinct for more than 10,000 years, the woolly mammoth, giant beaver and giant sloth can nevertheless provide information about what happens to the ecosystems when the most distinctive species die out. This is shown in new research from Aarhus University.

Associate Professor Niels Balling, Department of Geoscience, is one of the main forces behind the GEOTHERM project. Photo: Aarhus University
The graphics show how a geothermal heating plant brings up heat from the subsurface. Graphics: GEUS

2016.12.06 |

Geoscience will pave the way for ‘green’ heat from the subsurface

The Danish subsurface contains enormous amounts of heat energy. Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 17 million to a new project with the participation of researchers at the Department of Geoscience, which will pave the way for exploiting this resource on a large scale, and contribute to the green transformation of the Danish heat supply.

Associate Professor Borchsenius has been appointed acting Vice-Dean for Education at Science and Technology. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication)

2017.01.03 |

New acting Vice-Dean for Education at Science and Technology

Finn Borchsenius has been appointed acting Vice-Dean for Education at Science and Technology as of 1 January 2017. He was previously course director at the Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden in Aarhus.

2017.01.02 |

Survey of knowledge on how to combat microorganisms

A comprehensive knowledge of the synthesis of organisms and the utilisation of the compound PRPP may be useful in efforts to develop methods for combating microorganisms that can infect humans and other mammals. An international research team has now made a complete list of results in the field.

An Aarhus University researcher has discovered a little flower fossil that resembles a rose in every detail – and that is exactly what it is. (Illustration: Else Marie Friis)
Reconstruction of a cross-section of the flower the way the researchers believe it looked like, based on the scientific data. (Illustration: Pollyanna von Knorring)
Fig.1: The 100-million-year-old early ancestor of a rose – <em>Caliciflora mauldinensi</em> – viewed from the side and above. The flower became fossilised and preserved for posterity as a bud about to open. These images were taken with a scanning electron microscope. (Illustration: Else Marie Friis)
Fig. 2: Cross-section of the fossilised flower based on data from synchrotron radiation microtomography. (Illustration: Else Marie Friis)

2016.12.22 |

Discovery of the earliest ancestor of the rose

Geologists have found and described a flower fossil that is 100 million years old – the origin of the most species-rich group of flower plants today.

2016.12.21 |

Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria

Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future.

2016.12.20 |

Brainnovation Day sets focus on smart products

The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering would like to invite the business sector to Brainnovation Day on 19 January 2017.

2016.12.20 |

Welcome to the antiworld!

For the first time in history, scientists have succeeded in illuminating antihydrogen and carrying out spectroscopic measurements of antimatter. These important results have been the ambition of antimatter physicists for many years, and a research team with Danish leadership has now succeeded. A major step has therefore been taken in revealing…

Photo: Colourbox

2016.12.19 |

Millions to Central Jutland for environmental projects

Dozens of climate projects have just been granted EU funds. DCE will gather and distribute knowledge. Read more (in Danish only) here.

Three goal-conscious students: (from left) Simon Fabrin Winther, Joachim Beck and Nikolaj Juul Madsen. Photo: Melissa Bach Yildirim, AU Photo.

2016.12.15 |

Statistics – leave the penalty shots to Lind and Mikkelsen

Gudmundur Gudmundsson – head coach of the Danish men’s handball team – has the statistics against him when he selects the players to take the penalty shots. He chooses neither the best team player nor the best goalkeeper according to calculations made by three goal-conscious mathematics students.

2016.12.13 |

Danes use less energy on heating

With data from 28,000 single-family houses, researchers have analysed the historical development of our actual energy consumption for heating private houses. They can thereby document a clear effect of energy-saving requirements in the current building regulations.

The Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) research programme has launched a new five-year strategy that will reveal how the future looks for Greenland and the rest of the Arctic region. (Photo: GEM Strategy)

2016.12.10 |

New measurements will predict changes in the Greenlandic community

The Arctic region is currently experiencing temperatures that are far above normal. The sea ice is disappearing at an alarming rate and the heat is affecting the entire climate of Greenland and thereby living conditions in this enormous country. A new measuring programme will reveal the way in which many complex processes are interconnected and…

2016.12.06 |

Smart lid on the way for coffee drinkers

A specially designed lid can solve the problem of burning your tongue when you drink hot coffee. A group of engineering students is behind the invention and they have just started production of the first prototype.

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