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.
27/03/2017The usual way of cultivating cells is to use a flat laboratory dish of glass. However, inside a human body, the cells do not grow on a flat surface, but rather in three dimensions. This has lead researchers at Lund University in Sweden to develop a porous “spaghetti” of tissue-friendly polymers with cavities in which the cells can develop in a more natural way.
24/03/2017The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation continues its major investment in Swedish mathematics research. Professor Sandra Pott and doctoral student Eskil Rydhe are two of the people who have been awarded grants in this year’s round of applications.
22/03/2017Spiders around the world eat between 400 and 800 million tons of insects and springtails every year, compared to the 400 million tons of meat and fish consumed annually by the human population. Spiders thereby help regulate the amount of pest insects in forests as well as other types of landscapes.
16/03/2017Rarely do we encounter a scientific fact that stirs public controversy and distrust in science as much as climate change. However, the theory is built on honest reporting of facts. This emerges from a new study from Lund University in Sweden.
15/03/2017Calculating when asteroid impacts on Earth will occur on the basis of a particular frequency is not possible, as they are completely random. This has been shown in a new study by researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The interest in calculating time is partly due to the fact that the impacts could lead to mass extinctions on our planet.
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