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Passage graves from an astronomical perspective

15 December 2008

Read the article: Passage graves from an astronomical perspectivePassage graves are mysterious barrows from the Stone Age. New research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen indicates that the Stone Age graves’ orientation in the landscape could have an...

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'The Modern Age' is defined by Danish ice core research

10 December 2008

Read the article: 'The Modern Age' is defined by Danish ice core researchDenmark is now the holder of the international standard reference, which precisely defines when the ice age ends and the modern age begins. The answer lies in the ice cores from the NorthGRIP drilling in...

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World’s most powerful synchrotron to Lund

21 November 2008

Read the article: World?s most powerful synchrotron to LundThe Swedish government has given the green light for a new synchrotron, MAX IV, which will be the world’s most powerful radiation facility for the research of materials. The location at the University of Lund also...

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Denmark part of the world’s largest telescope project

05 November 2008

Read the article: Denmark part of the world?s largest telescope projectA telescope, which will be the world’s biggest and that will be able to see the weakest stars in the most distant universe, is a new gigantic project under the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the...

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Quantum dots – a supernova in nano-size

13 October 2008

Read the article: Quantum dots ? a supernova in nano-sizeA quantum dot is a very small crystal bead that is extremely bright. It is the supernovae of the nano world (exploding star) and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have succeeded in trapping an individual...

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New technique for better energy efficiency

07 October 2008

Read the article: New technique for better energy efficiencyNew knowledge about thermoelectric materials could give better energy efficiency. Researchers at the University of Århus, Risø-DTU and the University of Copenhagen stand jointly behind new data, just published in...

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From blackboard teaching to experiments

06 October 2008

Read the article: From blackboard teaching to experimentsThe physics students at the Niels Bohr Institute are now being taught in a whole new way, which has given fantastically good results. The traditional form of teaching with lectures in large auditoriums is being...

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The world is not going to end

22 September 2008

Read the article: The world is not going to endThe Niels Bohr Institute is still getting inquiries from people who fear that the experiments at CERN will lead to the end of the world. Read particle physicist Børge Svane Nielsen’s response to a concerned citizen....

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Black holes and the end of the world

10 September 2008

Read the article: Black holes and the end of the worldThe media is full of horror stories of black holes that will swallow up the Earth when researchers turn on the world’s largest particle accelerator, the LHC at CERN near Geneva in Switzerland...

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Telescope on the Greenland ice cap

25 August 2008

Read the article: Telescope on the Greenland ice capSummit, on the middle of the ridge of the 3 kilometer thick ice cap in Greenland could be a new scientific centre for astronomical observations in the northern hemisphere. Astrophysicist Kristian Pedersen...

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