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Unique tests available at Sweden’s IRF SpaceLab

25 November, 2020 - Institutet för rymdfysik

The SpaceLab test facility at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna, Sweden, offers industry and research groups an extensive opportunity to test and qualify space-related hardware for satellites, rockets, balloons and ground-based technology. A film and a website are now being launched to present the test capabilities within IRF SpaceLab. ”IRF has […]

Swedish space instrument participates in the search for life around Jupiter

18 November, 2020 - Institutet för rymdfysik

The Swedish-led satellite instrument Particle Environment Package (PEP) will help researchers at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) to understand how three of Jupiter’s icy moons are affected by the particles around Jupiter and search for the pre-conditions for life. After 14 years of work, the instrument is ready to take its place on […]

Cosmic flashes come in all different sizes

16 November, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

By studying the site of a spectacular stellar explosion seen in April 2020, a Chalmers-led team of scientists have used four European radio telescopes to confirm that astronomy’s most exciting puzzle is about to be solved. Fast radio bursts, unpredictable millisecond-long radio signals seen at huge distances across the universe, are generated by extreme stars […]

“The global built environment sector must think in new, radical ways, and act quickly”

16 November, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The construction sector, the real estate industry and city planners must give high priority to the same goal – to drastically reduce their climate impacts. Powerful, combined efforts are absolutely crucial for the potential to achieve the UN’s sustainability goals. And what’s more – everything has to happen very quickly. These are the cornerstones to […]

Cell ageing can be slowed by oxidants

9 November, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

At high concentrations, reactive oxygen species – known as oxidants – are harmful to cells in all organisms and have been linked to ageing. But a study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has now shown that low levels of the oxidant hydrogen peroxide can stimulate an enzyme that helps slow down the ageing of […]

The importance of good neighbours in catalysis

3 November, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Are you affected by your neighbours? So are nanoparticles in catalysts. New research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journals Science Advances and Nature Communications, reveals how the nearest neighbours determine how well nanoparticles work in a catalyst. “The long-term goal of the research is to be able to identify ‘super-particles’, to […]

The Beyond 2020 conference will guide to sustainable built environment

15 October, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

PRESS INVITATION: How should the global building sector act to contribute to the UN’s goals for sustainable development? This is the burning topic for Beyond 2020, this year’s most important global conference on sustainable built environment, organized virtually by Chalmers University of Technology 2-4 November. “The clock is ticking. The world’s building sector has ten […]

Groundbreaking research into solar energy technology develops through new EU-project

5 October, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Over the last few years, a specially designed molecule and an energy system with unique abilities for capturing and storing solar power have been developed by a group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Now, an EU project led by Chalmers will develop prototypes of the new technology for larger scale applications, […]

Controlling ultrastrong light-matter coupling at room temperature

23 September, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with colleagues in Russia and Poland, have managed to achieve ultrastrong coupling between light and matter at room temperature. The discovery is of importance for fundamental research and might pave the way for advances within, for example, light sources, nanomachinery, and quantum technology. A set of […]

Aminoff Prize rewards explosive studies of biological macromolecules

14 September, 2020 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize 2021 to Henry Chapman, University of Hamburg, Germany, Janos Hajdu, Uppsala University, Sweden, and John Spence, Arizona State University, USA, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of X-ray free electron laser based structural biology”. Proteins are large molecules, macromolecules, that […]