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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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Site on Mars named after Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen

07 June 2016

The Danish Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen has had an area on Mars named after him. The site has been named Knudsen Ridge and has a very beautiful location by Endeavour Crater near the equator.

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Quantum photonic researchers start new company, Sparrow Quantum

27 May 2016

Researchers in the research group Quantum Photonics at the Niels Bohr Institute have formed a new company, Sparrow Quantum, which will produce photonic chips that could be used for quantum technology based on light.

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Star with different internal driving force than the Sun

04 May 2016

Star with different internal driving force than the Sun Astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a distant star in the constellation Andromeda with a different positioning of sunspots and this indicates a magnetic field that is driven by completely different

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Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation

29 April 2016

Isolerende luftlag over Grønlands iskappe mindsker nedbørThe Earth’s climate has been warming, but even though the Greenland ice sheet is melting rapidly in the coastal regions, there are large parts of the ice sheet where there has hardly been any melting on the surface.

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