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Photons open the gateway for quantum networks

23 October 2015

Photons open the gateway for quantum networksThere is tremendous potential for new information technology based on light (photons), and quantum technology based on photons – called quantum photonics, will be able to hold much more information than current computer technology.

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KU students win gold in the United States for Mars moss project

05 October 2015

Can we develop a moss that can survive and grow on Mars? A group of students from the Center for Synthetic Biology and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen decided to try.

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Space Station seen from Chile

08 September 2015

Here is a rather special picture of the International Space Station with Andreas Mogensen on board taken by a PhD student from Aarhus, René Tronsgaard Rasmussen sitting at the telescope and keeping an eye on the planets.

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Physics has a full house of new students

17 August 2015

Physics has a full house of new students The Niels Bohr Institute has admitted 158 new students. This means that the physics programme is fully booked. We really got a full house of talented people. 26 of the new students have a grade point average of more than 12 and the overall

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Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances!

27 July 2015

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a new type of photonic channels, where back and forth are not equal distances! Such a system has been a missing component for building quantum photonic circuits on a large

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Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation

08 July 2015

Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation Astronomers from NBI have observed a super-bright supernova association with a very unusual long lasting gamma-ray burst. Gamma-ray bursts are in rare cases observed in connection with supernovae, which are the

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Volcanic eruptions are important for world climate

08 July 2015

Volcanic eruptions are important for world climate Large volcanic eruptions release huge clouds of ash and acid into the atmosphere. These clouds spread across the globe and block out the Sun, resulting in a colder climate for decades afterwards. Climate researchers have known

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Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future

24 June 2015

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly...

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Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe

18 June 2015

Risk of major sea level rise in Northern EuropeGlobal warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than

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New Greenland ice core drilled through the Renland ice cap

17 June 2015

New Greenland ice core drilled through the Renland ice capAn international research team led by the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have drilled an ice core through the ice cap on the Renland peninsula in the Scoresbysund fjord in Eastern Greenland in record time.

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