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2017.06.04 | Public / media

Animals kept outside should have access to shade during the summer

Even under Danish skies, animals kept outside can be exposed to periodic heat stress if they do not have access to shade. This is the conclusion of a knowledge synthesis and a survey based on meteorological data recorded in shady conditions during the Danish summer over the last 16 years. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.25 | Public / media, Staff

Aarhus University Research Foundation prize awarded to PhD student in computational chemistry

When Janus Juul Eriksen had to reformulate an existing model for the interaction between the electrons in a molecule, he detected a new and better model. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.25 | Public / media, Science and Technology

New solar cell technology based on a toy

Solar cells are expensive to manufacture and difficult to mount and maintain, so researchers are always on the alert for new ways to produce them. A research team at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and iNANO went to the toyshop and found something that may cause a major breakthrough.

2017.05.24 | Public / media, Staff

Aarhus University Research Foundation prize awarded to PhD student in nanoscience

Simon Frøhlich has demonstrated the adhesion strategy of the Anomia mollusc. This can pave the way for developing useful new bio-inspired material. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.25 | Public / media, Staff

Danish engineers at the forefront of advancing biorefinery from theory to practice

A new biorefinery centre will bridge the gap between the laboratory, research and industrial application.

2017.05.24 | Public / media, Staff, Business

Centre for Circular Bioeconomy inaugurated at Aarhus University

The world is facing a number of global grand challenges, particularly regarding the establishment of a new biobased economy that can take over from fossil energy. Bioeconomy is attracting considerable international attention, and is a strategic priority for the EU. On this basis, Science and Technology is now opening the Centre for Circular…

2017.05.23 | Public / media, Science and Technology

We strew the streets with gold

Clinging to the old-fashioned idea that the consumer is the end target in a value chain is no longer acceptable. One could be tempted to think there is money in rubbish when Professor Marianne Thomsen describes some of the work at the new Centre for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.23 | Public / media, Staff

Engineers at Aarhus University awarded prestigious prize

In its annual profile analysis, the Danish journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer) has awarded Aarhus University the title ‘high jumper of the year’. The university hereby advances 26 places altogether compared with last year.

2017.05.23 | Public / media

Prize awarded to Aarhus University by the dairy industry

The Danish Dairy Board has awarded Aarhus University the Milk Prize 2017 for its basic research into the correlation between cow genetics and milk composition and quality. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.19 | Public / media

New insight into research on memory

Researchers from Denmark and England critically discuss the results of worldwide research into the mechanisms underlying emotional learning and memories in the mammalian brain.

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