24/05/2017Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material’s ability to self-organise by standing on edge.
19/05/2017Not only migratory birds use a built-in magnetic compass to navigate correctly. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that non-migratory birds also are able to use a built-in compass to orient themselves using the Earth’s magnetic field.
15/05/2017A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the behaviour of stem cells in plants and animals is surprisingly similar. The researchers were able to produce mathematical equations that reveal very small differences in the behaviour of the proteins. The results can hopefully be used in stem cell research involving humans.
04/05/2017Fish that show bravery often become prey themselves, whereas shyer individuals survive to a greater extent. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now successfully established a connection between bold personalities and the risk of being killed by a predator in the wild.
02/05/2017For ten years, researchers in as many countries have collaborated to map the collective DNA sequence, i.e. the genome, of barley. Their work is now complete. The result will revolutionise plant breeding.
19/04/2017Researchers from Lund University, among others, have recently discovered a giant prehistoric worm with massive jaws. The worm lived in the sea 400 million years ago and is estimated to have been up to two metres long. The newly discovered species’ scientific name was inspired by a bassist in an American hard rock band.
18/04/2017Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in producing nanotubes from a single building block using so-called molecular self-recognition. The tube can also change shape depending on the surrounding environment. The results can contribute to the future development of transport channels for drugs through the cell membrane.
11/04/2017Honey bees have much better eyesight than research previously has shown. With their eyes the bees effectively can discover predators, obstacles and other dangers. The new findings from Lund University can be applicable in developing artificial vision- and steering systems for robots and smart cars.
06/04/2017Two biology researchers at Lund University have been awarded a prestigious grant worth almost SEK 50 million from the European Research Council.
30/03/2017A group of researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made the first iron-based molecule capable of emitting light. This could contribute to the development of affordable and environmentally friendly materials for e.g. solar cells, light sources and displays.
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