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Emissions from the shipping sector can be reduced with the help of virtual fuel meters

19 December, 2018 - Linnéuniversitetet

By utilising waste heat recovery and using modern technology like machine learning to create virtual fuel meters, the shipping sector can reduce both its emissions and its fuel consumption. This is shown in a new dissertation by Fredrik Ahlgren at Kalmar maritime academy at Linnaeus University. The ships of today collect large quantities of data […]

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Climate change was not the reason for leaving Libya

27 November, 2018 - Internationellt centrum för lokal demokrati

In April 2015, a boat sank on its way to Libya to Italy. 700 people died that day, many of them from the rural Sub-Saharan. Media refers to this people as climate refugees – the reason for migration was to get away from the impact of climate change. Is it really the reason? To find out, a team of researchers, founded by the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD), led by Prof Jesse Ribot and Dr Papa Faye, went to the region in Senegal were many of the drowned migrants came from. After meeting their families, the researchers get surprised. They were told a completely different story.

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Genetic ‘Toolkit’ Helps Periwinkles Gain Advantage on the Seashore

8 August, 2018 - Göteborgs universitet

Periwinkles, struggling to survive the seashore battleground, have developed a genetic ‘toolkit’ to help them adapt to different environments, a new study shows. This toolkit has enabled the snail to develop different characteristics according to whether it lives mainly on parts of the sea shore where crabs are a constant threat, or in rocky places […]

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Scientists Identify Most Pressing Research Issues Posed by Chemicals in the Environment

8 August, 2018 - Göteborgs universitet

An international study, involving scientists from the University of Gothenburg, has identified the 22 most important research questions that need to be answered to fill the most pressing knowledge gaps over the next decade. “The study provides an overview of the major issues at hand. This includes the chemicals we should be most concerned about, […]

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Future Nobel Prizewinners to visit Mälardalen University in Sweden?

31 October, 2017 - Mälardalens högskola

Since September Mälardalen University in Sweden (MDH) is visited by 44 of China’s most talented PhDs in Future Energy. They have been awarded scholarships by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), an organisation with links to the Chinese Ministry of Education, and will be staying at MDH for three months, visiting companies in the region and […]

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Tax billions to the aviation industry

6 September, 2017 - Linnéuniversitetet

Studies dealing with subsidies in the aviation industry are few and far between. No one really knows how much money is forwarded to the global aviation industry, but the total is likely to amount to many billions of Euros each year. “For the first time ever, we present a conceptualisation of the different types of […]

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Measurements by school pupils paved way for key research findings

10 March, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

With their measurements and samples, nearly 3,500 schoolchildren have assisted a research study on lakes and global warming, now published in the journal Scientific Reports. The results show that water temperatures generally remain low despite the air becoming warmer. This helps to curb the emission of greenhouse gases.

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“Snus” users run greater risk of type 2 diabetes

6 February, 2017 - Karolinska Institutet

Consuming one or more pot of “snus” – Swedish snuff or dipping tobacco – per day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 70 per cent. This is the same risk increase as previously seen for smokers who smoke one packet of cigarettes a day. The study on the effects of snus was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues at Umeå and Lund universities, and is published in The Journal of Internal Medicine.