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Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet

27 September 2016

Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheetBy analysing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was in the past. The results have just published in the research journal Scientific Reports.

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Effective reflection of light for quantum technology

23 September 2016

Effective reflection of light for quantum technologyResearchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new method where they create a very strong interaction between light and atoms, which means that the light can be controlled and reflected on a glass fiber.

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First step in the Deep Space mission

21 September 2016

First step in the Deep Space missionDeep Space is a project that will use a new specially designed telescope to look far into space in order to observe radiation from the early universe. The equipment will be placed at Summit in the middle of the Greenland ice...

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Acidity in atmosphere minimised to preindustrial levels

19 September 2016

Acidity in atmosphere minimised to preindustrial levels New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialisation in the 1930s. The results come from studies of the Greenland ice sheet.

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Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms

29 August 2016

Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms Violent thunderstorms can often cause torrential rain, which poses a threat for both humans and the infrastructure. Until now such extreme weather phenomena have been very poorly understood.

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The long hunted sterile neutrino cannot be traced

08 August 2016

Some of the most abundant particles in the universe are the so-called ghost particles, neutrinos, which travel through virtually anything on their journey through the universe. Researchers have identified three types of...

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Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

02 August 2016

Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and the Faculty

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Optical magnetic field sensor can detect signals from the nervous system

15 July 2016

The human body is controlled by electrical impulses in, for example, the brain, the heart and nervous system. These electrical signals create tiny magnetic fields, which can be used to diagnose various diseases. 

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Bacteria avoid age defects through collective behaviour

14 July 2016

As they age, more and more defects arise in most organisms. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered that microorganisms like bacteria can keep a colony young by practicing a common strategy...

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Warning from the past: Future global warming could be even warmer

27 June 2016

Future global warming will not only depend on the amount of emissions from man-made greenhouse gasses, but will also depend on the sensitivity of the climate system and response to feedback mechanisms.

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