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Sleepless and weightless at Space University

21 October 2009

Sleepless and weightless at Space UniversityLine Drube, a Ph.D.-student with the Mars-group at the Niels Bohr Institute received a grant of 67,000 kroner from the Lundbeck Foundation and 75.000 kroner from ESA in February 2009 to take part in an intensive...

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Race for entangled electrons

16 October 2009

Race for entangled electronsAfter years of struggle and fierce international competition Danish and Swiss researchers have succeeded in splitting electron pairs from superconductors using nanowires. Their sensational results have just been published in the...

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Cell communication modelled

22 September 2009

Cell communication modelledAnimals and plants need to know what is happening throughout their organism. For that an organised communication system is needed, so that the body or the plant knows what is happening all the way out in the...

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Melting of the Greenland ice sheet mapped

16 September 2009

Melting of the Greenland ice sheet mappedWill all of the ice on Greenland melt and flow out into the sea, bringing about a colossal rise in ocean levels on Earth, as the global temperature rises? The key concern is how stable the ice cap actually is and new Danish...

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The Earth´s oceans were formed by water from comets

04 September 2009

The Earth´s oceans were formed by water from cometsComets filled with ice and not stony asteroids bombarded the Earth and Moon 3,85 billion years ago and made the craters on the Moon and the Earth´s oceans, according to new research by astronomer Uffe Gråe Jørgensen from...

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Climate change is man-made shows arctic research

03 September 2009

Read the article: Climate change is man-made shows arctic researchNew research shows that the temperature of the arctic region fell steadily from over 2000 years ago all the way up to a 100 years ago. The cooling was caused by less solar radiation during the summer and the cold temperatures...

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Danish star research achieves stardom

24 August 2009

Read the article: Danish star research achieves stardomThe astronomical catalogue, the Tycho-2 catalogue, which contains the positions, motions and luminosity of the brightest 2,5 million stars in the sky, is one of the most used astronometric catalogues in the world...

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Ice core drilling sets new world record

17 August 2009

Read the article: Ice core drilling sets new world recordAfter 110 days the field season is reaching the end at the NEEM ice camp on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The season has been a tremendous success with the ice core drilling and processing of ice from the surface to 1757.84 m depth...

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The longest total solar eclipse of the century

12 August 2009

Read the article: The longest total solar eclipse of the centuryWitnessing a total solar eclipse is a privilege that not everyone gets the opportunity to experience. You will never forget the experience, as the moon with unbelievable precision glides in between the Sun and the Earth...

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The least sea ice in 800 years

01 July 2009

Read the article: The least sea ice in 800 yearsNew research, which reconstructs the extent of ice in the sea between Greenland and Svalbard from the 13th century to the present indicates that there has never been so little sea ice as there is now. The research results from...

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