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Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves
19 January 2015
A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening – a ‘fast radio burst’. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe.
New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen
12 January 2015
A new type of ‘nanowire’ crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind
Atoms queue up for quantum computer networks
24 December 2014
In order to develop future quantum computer networks, it is necessary to hold a known number of atoms. To do this, researchers from NBI have developed a method with a trap that captures the atoms along an ultra thin glass fiber
Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structures
22 December 2014
Cells have finger-like projections that they can ‘feel’ their physical surroundings with using ultrasensitive sensors. New research from NBI shows how the structures, called filopodia can extend themselves, contract and bend in dynamic...
Celldivision induces tissue ordering
08 December 2014
If there is a blood clot preventing blood from flowing across the endothelial cells, they begin to divide actively. New research from NBI demonstrates that cell division is very ordered and create a dynamic movement with eddies in a
Green light for construction of the E-ELT
04 December 2014
The ESO Council has now decided to start building the new large European telescope E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) on 1 January 2015. This begins the first phase of construction of the world’s largest telescope – with Danish
Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances
26 November 2014
One of the major problems in astronomy is measuring very large distances in the universe. The current most common methods measure relative distances, but now research from the Niels Bohr Institute demonstrates that precise distances
Mystery of dwarf galaxy could be ejected black hole
19 November 2014
Astronomers have observed a mysterious phenomenon, which could be a massive black hole that has been ejected into space in connection with two galaxies colliding. This may be due to gravitational waves from the collision.
Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is next CERN Director-General
04 November 2014
At its 173rd Closed Session today, CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General. She will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years.
New Danish telescope for researching stars and Earth-like exoplanets
21 October 2014
The first telescope in the Danish led telescope network will be officially opened on 25 October, 2014 on Tenerife. This will launch a worldwide stellar research project that will bring us even closer to the stars and closer to finding earth-like