News 2012

The paths of photons are random – but coordinated

20 December 2012

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have demonstrated that photons (light particles) emitted from light sources embedded in a complex and disordered structure are able to mutually coordinate their paths through the medium

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New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes

11 December 2012

Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have come up with new groundbreaking theories that can explain several of their properties.

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Massive volcanic eruption puts past climate and people in perspective

05 November 2012

The largest volcanic eruption on Earth in the past millions of years took place in Indonesia 74,000 years ago and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute can now link the colossal eruption with the global climate

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Turbulent flows in 2D can be calculated in new model

23 October 2012

Turbulent flows have challenged researchers for centuries. It is impossible to predict chaotic weather more than a week in advance. Now, however, researchers from NBI have succeeded in developing a

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Tropical cyclones are occurring more frequently than before

16 October 2012

Are there more tropical cyclones now than in the past? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute clearly shows that there is an increasing tendency for cyclones when the climate is warmer

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Methane emissions can be traced back to Roman times

03 October 2012

Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere can be traced back thousands of years in the Greenland ice sheet. The results go all the way back to Roman times and up to the present

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The Mars rover Curiosity finds an old riverbed on Mars

01 October 2012

The rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars on the 6th of August, has found deposits formed in the Martian past by a fast moving stream of water with a depth between ankle and hip height

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CERN experiments may reveal new state of matter for the 'glue particles', the gluons

14 September 2012

At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established for the first time. At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established tonight, for the first time

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Mars's dramatic climate variations are driven by the Sun

06 September 2012

Researchers from NBI have related the layers in the ice cap on Mars’s north pole to variations in solar insolation on Mars, thus established the first dated climate history for Mars

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The mystery of dark matter may be near to being deciphered

04 September 2012

With the latest observations from the Planck satellite, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, may be closer than ever to a solution to the origin of the mysterious dark matter

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