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First galaxies created earlier than previously thought

14 April 2011

First galaxies created earlier than previously thoughtA team of astronomers, including members from the Niels Bohr Institute, have discovered a distant galaxy whose stars were created earlier in the history of the universe than previously observed.

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Researchers study cell life with new nano method

01 April 2011

Researchers study cell life with new nano methodFocusing on interdisciplinary research is now leading to breakthroughs in bio nanotechnology research. A new method for drug development has become a reality.
 

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Major advance in understanding how nanowires form

24 March 2011

Major advance in understanding how nanowires formNew insights into why and how nanowires take the form they do will have profound implications for the development of future electronic components. PhD student Peter Krogstrup from the Nano-Science Center at NBI...

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Rare observation of cosmic explosion

08 March 2011

Rare observation of cosmic explosionGamma ray bursts, which are the most powerful bursts of radiation in the universe, have now been observed in direct connection with an exploding giant star - a supernova. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute...

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The universe is teeming with planets

03 February 2011

The universe is teeming with planetsMore than a thousand potential planets have been found in the universe using NASA’s Kepler Satellite since the mission began in March 2009. One of these stars has a planetary system with no fewer than 6 planets.

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CERN continues the hunt for the Higgs

31 January 2011

CERN continues the hunt for the HiggsIt has just been decided that CERN will run for the next two years without a break. The Higgs could be within reach sooner than previously thought so all researchers are keen to continue the experiments in the LHC accelerator.

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Dynamic systems in living cells break the rules

25 January 2011

Dynamic systems in living cells break the rulesThere is considerable interest in understanding transport and information pathways in living cells. It is crucial for both the transport of, for example, medicine into cells, the regulation of cell life processes and their signalling...

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Curved carbon for electronics of the future

23 January 2011

Curved carbon for electronics of the futureA new scientific discovery could have profound implications for nanoelectronic components. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Japanese researchers...

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Controlled heating of gold nanoparticles

17 January 2011

Controlled heating of gold nanoparticlesTiny gold particles are good for transferring heat and could be a promising tool for creating localized heating in, for example, a living cell. In new experiments, researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have measured...

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Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanet

10 January 2011

Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanetA solid planet approximately 1½ times the size of the Earth has been observed outside our solar system. It is the smallest planet found so far in the hunt for planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way and researchers from...

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