News on Science and Technology
Nobel Prize for methods of measuring quantum particles
10 oktober 2012
This years physics Nobel Prize winners have both invented and developed methods of controlling and measuring single quantum particles. Serge Haroch...
Higgs particle to be celebrated at Castle
14 september 2012
Physicists all around the world are overjoyed at the discovery of the so-called “Higgs particle” at the CERN lab in Switzerland. On 27 September th...
Conference on biobanking and the value of research
10 september 2012
Biobanking has rapidly become a hot topic over the past few years. The technology, the claims and the investments are increasing, but the route fro...
Stronger support for innovative life scientists
03 september 2012
The future looks bright for inventive life scientists. Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet will strengthen their collaboration on innovati...
Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur discovered
09 april 2012
An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur...
Time to talk about ethics!
07 november 2011
The Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) is starting an ethics blog! In the blog, researchers from CRB discuss their own research and comme...
Former UN president Eliasson on peace, development, and human rights
15 september 2011
Peace, development, and human rights are the theme for Jan Eliasson, diplomat and foreign minister of Sweden April–October 2006, when he delivers t...
Cheaper and more durable electric cars coming soon
15 oktober 2010
Electric cars help to combat the greenhouse effect. But the weaknesses of the environmentally friendly electric cars on the road today are numerous...
Tomorrow’s nuclear energy plants will use today’s nuclear waste
15 oktober 2010
In the future we may have an entirely new type of nuclear power, with reactors that are easy to situate and durable, and that can use nuclear waste...
E-science builds bridges for research
15 september 2010
eSSENCE is a research program designed to bring together disparate competencies and research fields in order to better exploit the potential of e-s...
Birds’ genes can explain how new species emerge
07 september 2010
How does a new species arise? Mapping the genes of flycatchers may reveal the answer.
Wireless sensors – soon of use nearly everywhere?
15 augusti 2010
Tiny, cheap, and reliable smart wireless sensors open up unimagined potential. In the near future we will have sensors that can measure pollution i...
Solar energy has potential to provide electricity for all
15 juli 2010
The solar cells that are installed around the world today produce as much energy as an entire nuclear power station. The supply of solar energy is ...
Ocean waves -- our new electricity supplier
01 juli 2010
Uppsala researchers have developed an entirely unique energy technology that is adapted to the slow movements of waves. Now this technology is to b...
Genetic mapping with aid of chickens
13 maj 2010
The development of our domestic animals and crops was the most important innovation in human history. However, the genetics behind this development...
MicroRNA can move between cells
03 maj 2010
MicroRNAs can move between cells and play a role in their communication. This discovery was made by plant researchers at Uppsala University toget...
Troublesome green algae turned into green battery
15 mars 2010
The unwanted blooming of the green alga Cladophora along the Baltic coast, and elsewhere in the world, may not only be a bad thing. A research team...
Seeds from Moringa tree can purify water
15 mars 2010
Pure water is vital to humans, and in many countries there is a great need for alternative, inexpensive purification methods. In collaboration with...
Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures on unknown worlds
18 februari 2010
The mystery of quantum physics and the potential of genetic research to create new life: this years Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures deal with two of the ...
Save energy with smart windows
17 februari 2010
Do you have a battery layer in your window that regulates the amount of light coming through? You don’t? But in the future this may be possible. Re...