The right mix of green energy
22 maj 2018
Can we get by on just renewable energy? Can energy from the sun, wind and water cover our electricity needs – even on a windless, overcast day in Scandinavia? Perhaps, but it makes new demands.
Giant telescope reveals star formation shortly after Big Bang
17 maj 2018
In an article in the journal Nature, an international research team reports how, using the giant ALMA and VLT telescopes, they discovered signatures of the elements oxygen and hydrogen from an extr...
Premier of research documentary on alternative entrepreneurship
14 maj 2018
An ethnographic research documentary on alternative entrepreneurship in Hungary will premier on the 16th of May. We talked to researchers Annika Skoglund and David Redmalm, members of the research ...
"Plants must be prepared for just about anything"
14 maj 2018
When it comes to growth and flexibility, the plant kingdom exceeds us humans by far. Annelie Carlsbecker keeps finding new signs of the intricate interplay and adaptability of plants. “The fascina...
The brain and society’s digital future
09 maj 2018
How can knowing more about the brain help us build tomorrow’s robots and computers, and how can it help improve treatment of brain diseases? What are the ethical aspects of new technology’s potenti...
Researcher develops a new generation of graphene
08 maj 2018
The material graphene has many incredible properties, but to date it has been difficult to use on a large scale in industry, because it loses its unique properties and goes back to its origin graph...
Podcast: Can we save the world from climate disaster?
27 april 2018
“We either need to change our ways drastically, or a future climate disaster will do it for us.” So says climate researcher Kevin Anderson, who also means that we need to think about what we value ...
Researchers redefine the origin of the cellular powerhouse
26 april 2018
In a new study published by Nature, an international team of researchers led by Uppsala University in Sweden proposes a new evolutionary origin for mitochondria. Finding the origin of mitochondria ...
New cooperation project with Latin America on innovation and entrepreneurship
16 april 2018
In competition with other universities, Uppsala University has won the bid to coordinate the capacity-building project LISTO (Latin American and European Cooperation on Innovation and Entrepreneurs...
They developed an app to help people with special dietary requirements
16 april 2018
Mohamad Alsioufi and Abdul Rahman Khankan are former students from Uppsala University who both have a Master’s degree in Computer Science. In addition to graduating in 2017, they participated in th...
Gender Equality Times Two
12 april 2018
Michael Thuné, Head of Department and Professor of Scientific Computing at the Department of Information Technology, was recently awarded the 2017 Equal Opportunity Award from Uppsala University. I...
Most primitive kangaroo ancestor rediscovered after 30 years in obscurity
11 april 2018
A handful of tiny teeth have led scientists to identify the most distant ancestor of today’s kangaroos. The fossils were found in the desert heart of Australia, and then hidden away, and almost for...
Elastic bone cement for those with brittle bones
10 april 2018
Hello there, Cecilia Persson, researcher in biomaterials and biomechanics at the Division of Applied Material Science at the Ångström Laboratory and part-owner of the company Inossia. You have inve...
Google's 2018 Faculty Research Award to Thiemo Voigt
10 april 2018
Thiemo Voigt, Professor in Wireless Sensor Networks at the Department of Information Technology, has been honoured by Google for his work in "Visible Light Communication and Backscatter-based Sensi...
Don’t hack my body!
10 april 2018
Thiemo Voigt, Professor of Wireless Sensor Networks at the Department of Information Technology, has been granted SEK 27 million from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for the project “...
Uppsala student designated 2018 “IT woman of the year”
09 april 2018
Emma Tysk, a student at Uppsala University, is this year's winner of Microsoft's “IT woman of the year” award.
New study reveals how ‘microbial axolotl’ repairs itself
05 april 2018
In a new study, published in Current Biology this week, a research team from Uppsala University in Sweden reports new insights into the regenerative capabilities of Stentor, a single celled model o...
Uppsala mathematician awarded grant for research on dynamical systems
04 april 2018
Mathematician Samuel Edwards has been awarded funding by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for a postdoctoral position at Yale University.
Insect toxin detected in world’s longest animal
22 mars 2018
The longest animal in the world, the bootlace worm, which can be up to 55 metres long, produces neurotoxins that can kill crabs and cockroaches. This has been shown in a new study conducted by rese...
Archaeopteryx was an active flyer
20 mars 2018
The question of whether the Late Jurassic dino bird Archaeopteryx was a feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists for decades. An international team of ...