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Newly discovered mechanism in cells can regulate the immune system

21 December 2016

Special proteins are important for the function of cells and play an important role in processes and effectiveness of the immune system. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed how concentrations

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The Sound of Quantum Vacuum

21 December 2016

Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment at NBI probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor membrane

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Scientific ‘facts’ could be false

20 December 2016

When is a scientific result true or false? Experiments always have a certain proportion of positive results and negative results, but scientific journals prefer to publish the positive results and new research from the Niels Bohr Institute...

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Newly formed stars shoot out powerful whirlwinds

14 December 2016

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system. For the first time they have seen how a powerful whirlwind shoot out from...

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Spinning Supermassive Black Hole: New Suspect in the Death of Unlucky Star

12 December 2016

In the search for truth, questioning accepted assumptions is the duty of any scientist. This necessity of investigating and reassessing our knowledge makes often way for newer, exciting hypotheses that continuously challenge

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Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved

29 November 2016

Over the last year, researchers have observed some very faint, diffuse galaxies. The galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but are distributed over an area just as large as the Milky Way.

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University of Copenhagen partners with Microsoft to develop topological quantum computer

28 November 2016

Professor Charles Marcus will build the world's first topological quantum computer at the Niels Bohr Institute in collaboration with the Technical University of Delft and Sydney University under a Microsoft...

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Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas

11 October 2016

Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gasResearchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a system consisting of two stars with three rotating planet-forming accretion discs around them. It is a binary star where each star has its own planet-forming...

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Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing

11 October 2016

Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing A group of researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have examined how a communication network can arise within a new experiment called Expert Game. They discovered that the driving mechanism for...

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Robert Feidenhans’l resigns as head of the Niels Bohr Institute

06 October 2016

Robert Feidenhans’l resigns as head of the Niels Bohr InstituteRobert Feidenhans’l, professor and head of the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Management Board of the large European research facility XFEL in Hamburg.

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