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  • 16.10.2019

    Algorithm to help understand wild fishes

    Researchers have developed an algorithm to help determine the growth and wellbeing of wild fishes. The algorithm provides biologists with a long-needed tool to very accurately measure the effects of environmental impacts and climate change on the growth of wild fishes.

  • 14.10.2019

    Discovered: Unknown yellow colors from Antiquity

    Antique artefacts have been studied by chemists, revealing a hitherto unknown use of yellow in Ancient Egypt.

  • 14.10.2019

    Monkeys can also thank their body for vocal development, not only their brain

    Development of vocal behavior during maturation is typically attributed to the brain. But the body itself is also capable of guiding this development. New experiments with marmoset monkeys show that we should not ignore the body’s own amazing capabilities.

  • 09.09.2019

    Satellites to stop ammonia emissions

    Ammonia is a growing environmental problem, but satellites can help the agricultural sector minimize emissions. A PhD student from SDU has been awarded the European Space Agency’s sustainability award for developing a system that uses satellites to measure the evaporation of ammonia from fields.

  • 12.06.2019

    Drones are moving into the battlefield

    The use of drones has changed the character of war, where modern warfare has once again become bloodier and more unpredictable.

  • 15.05.2019

    Researchers from SDU: We are living longer and ageing slower

    Humans’ biological age would previously be determined from biomarkers in blood samples and fitness tests, and even photos. New research shows that elderly Danes today look younger at a given age than those of 10 years ago at the same age.

  • 09.05.2019

    Danish economy boosted by German migrants

    Researchers reinterpret Danish economic history, which goes further back than the transformation of Danish agriculture in the 1880s. The conclusion is that German speaking estate owners laid the basis for the cooperative movement in the late 18th century.

  • 01.05.2019

    What happens to our plastic waste?

    Professor Gang Liu has tracked the global trade in plastic after China in 2018 stopped importing plastic. The researcher is in no doubt that some of our collected plastic still ends up in Asia, and no doubt that some of our collected plastic ends as an environmental problem in Asia.

  • 05.04.2019

    GoJelly works on removing microplastic pollution using jellyfish

    Jellyfish are found everywhere from the polar regions to tropical waters. GoJelly is an international research project, which will explore jellyfish properties to be used to clean seawater for microplastic and served as feed and food, anti-aging cream or fertilizers.

  • 12.03.2019

    Coding taught using Lego

    The Danish Ministry of Education is introducing the subject Technology Comprehension into selected primary and lower secondary schools so that children become competent in disciplines such as coding, sensors and 3D printing. At the same time, researchers are developing pedagogical tools to help the youngest pupils develop an interest in technology.

  • 25.02.2019

    Drones to fly blood samples and doctors between hospitals

    For three years, blood samples and medical equipment will be flown with drones between Odense, Svendborg and Ærø. Later, drones will also transport highly specialized healthcare professionals who need to arrive quickly. This will ensure better treatment and save the Danish health care system for almost DKK 200 million a year.

  • 23.01.2019

    Distinguished award to master of light

    Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi is a pioneering figure in the field of nanooptics. The Russian-born Danish top-scientist receives the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology.

  • 17.12.2018

    Early animals thrived in only very little oxygen

    Fossils from northernmost Greenland reveal that animals thrived in oxygen-poor conditions on Earth 520 million years ago.

  • 04.12.2018

    Sad music when you are 'killed' increases the pleasure of playing

    A game of checkers becomes much more fun when music reflects your next move. Research shows that dynamic music strengthens players' involvement in games, and the computer game industry is starting to realise the value of soundscapes.

  • 07.11.2018

    Harbour porpoises have a new enemy: They grey seal

    Biologists have long suspected this, but now there is DNA evidence: Grey seals hunt, kill and eat harbor porpoises.

  • 24.10.2018

    Robots take the lead in composite construction

    A robot mounted with 80 suction cups is to build aircraft parts at Terma. With a grant from Innovation Fund Denmark, robot researchers at the University of Southern Denmark are well on the way to automating the production of composite parts, thereby securing Danish companies a great competitive advantage.

  • 12.09.2018

    For DKK 150, we can completely avoid fossil fuels

    For the same price as a fitness centre subscription, we can completely avoid fossil fuels. The technology is already here, but the green transition needs political action, according to the master's thesis of two newly graduated engineers, and now PhD students at the Faculty of Engineering

  • 05.09.2018

    International relations will always be the glue

    Princess Marie attended the welcome of students from 83 countries. Vice-chancellor Henrik Dam talked about the cohesion across borders.

  • 17.08.2018

    Nanoparticles in the environment can be more hamful than we think

    Researchers warn that a combination of nanoparticles and contaminants may form a cocktail that is harmful to our cells. In their study, 72 pct. of cells died after exposure to a cocktail of nano-silver and cadmium ions.

  • 27.06.2018

    Is fucoidan the new wonder drug?

    Researchers have received 17 million DKr to investigate asubstance from brown algae. The researchers will investigate the ability of the drug to strengthen the body and combat aging.

  • 08.06.2018

    Virtual reality to help combat youth drinking

    For many years, young Danes have occupied first place in European alcohol consumption statistics, but now virtual reality will teach young people to say no to alcohol.

  • 04.06.2018

    Food waste: Which initiatives work?

    Efforts work best when multiple actors join forces to reduce food waste, points out SDU researcher Johanna Gollnhofer, who for one week took it upon herself to go dumpster diving.

  • 28.05.2018

    Robots are to be equipped with artificial animal brain

    Robot researchers from SDU are developing a nervous system inspired by animals for robots. The artificial brain will enable robots to go, adapt, and make decisions. The robots will even be able to learn new skills like dogs through reward.

  • 16.05.2018

    Drones to inspect high-voltage cables

    ​ Drone researchers at SDU are developing autonomous drones which can inspect overhead power lines. Equipped with camera, sensors and the ability of self-charging, the drones will replace expensive helicopters.

  • 26.04.2018

    New study: What happens when sea levels rise and coastal land gets flooded?

    Don’t just expect a disaster: Coastal land has a strong potential to develop into well-functional marine ecosystems, if it gets flooded with seawater.

  • 22.03.2018

    We buy and discard more and more electronic devices

    E-waste is today the fastest-growing type of waste and poses a global threat to the environment. “We need to get rid of our use–and-throw-away culture and think in terms of circular economics,” says a researcher from the University of Southern Denmark.

  • 27.02.2018

    Scientists are leaving port ​to explore the depths of the Atacama Trench in the East Pacific Ocean

    The aim of the expedition is to explore life at 8,000 m water depth and to understand the importance of the trench for regional carbon and nitrogen cycling.

  • 19.01.2018

    Researchers test people’s reactions to drones

    The altitude of the flight is a deciding factor in whether drones are a disturbance and a cause for concern when they fly over people's houses and gardens.

  • 18.01.2018

    Novel hypothesis on why animals diversified on Earth

    ​Can tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically about half a billion years ago. A biological innovation may have been key.

  • What does a headless chicken have to do with robots?

    The talented researcher has already developed his first robot animal: a robot insect that crawls on pipes and can keep its footing in rough terrain. Now he is underway with his next project - developing a robot brain inspired by animals.

  • Can Circular Economy save the earth?

    The challenge lies in understanding and overcoming all the complex mechanisms in society in order to materialise the necessary changes. At SDU we are working hard towards just that. Take part in our research by sharing your consumer preferences.

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