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Multi-satellite space mission encounters magnetic reconnection in the Earth’s magnetotail

15 November, 2018 - Institutet för rymdfysik

Research to be published today in the respected journal Science presents observations made by NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) satellites in the Earth’s magnetotail and help us to understand how the plasma particles and in particular electrons are accelerated during reconnection. Two scientists from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Uppsala are co-authors of the article.


Deciding not to resuscitate: nurses’ and physicians’ perspectives

15 November, 2018 - Uppsala universitet

When deciding not to resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest, ethical issues arise. Nurses and physicians conflicting perspectives often cause frustration. In a new doctoral thesis from Uppsala University, Mona Pettersson examines clinical and ethical perspectives on “DNR orders” in cancer care.


The unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs

13 November, 2018 - Uppsala universitet

An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to make them worse. The study is published in Nature Sustainability.


Researchers capture in-action images of photosynthetic protein complex splitting water

7 November, 2018 - Uppsala universitet

In a new article published in Nature an international research team presents high-resolution images of photosystem II, the protein complex that splits water into hydrogen ions and oxygen during photosynthesis. The images will help researchers better understand this complex mechanism, possibly opening up the door to developing cheap and efficient solar fuel devices.

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