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Bronze relief of Nobel laureates at the Niels Bohr Institute

17 May 2013

The Niels Bohr Institute is probably the only building in the world that has provided the setting for no less than four Nobel laureates. A new bronze relief has been made in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Niels Bohr’s...

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Today's global warming follows more than 1000 years of colder climates

22 April 2013

A new international study of past climate shows that the global temperature was getting colder and colder for more than 1000 years until the year 1900, after which global warming raised the temperature significantly in just...

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Researchers close to finding habitable planets

18 April 2013

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and Aarhus University are part of a team that has discovered a planetary system with five small planets of which two are super-Earth sized and lie in the habitable zone.

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Most distant Type Ia supernova observed

11 April 2013

In the quest to find the most distant supernova, researchers have broken the record and observed a supernova that exploded more than 10 billion years ago.  This was in the early youth of the universe when it was evolving rapidly

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Nanowire solar cells raises efficiency limit

24 March 2013

Scientists from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institut have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity. The results are surprising and the potential is great

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Planck satellite explores the infancy of the universe

21 March 2013

Using new data from the Planck satellite, researchers can now show that the universe is not expanding as fast as previously thought and the universe is 80 million years older than we thought.

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More hurricane surges in the future

18 March 2013

How many extreme storm surges like that from Hurricane Katrina, which hit the U.S. coast in 2005, will there be as a result of global warming? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute show that there will be a tenfold increase

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Greenland ice cores reveal warm climate of the past

22 January 2013

New research from the NEEM ice core drilling project in Greenland shows that the warm Eemian period - 130,000 and 115,000 years ago was warmer than previously thought.

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