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Unsorted plastic from general households at Vestforbrænding before sorting. Photo: Daniel Carl Hennings / Vestforbrænding.

2020.09.30 | Department of Engineering, Sustainability

Intelligent camera technology to revolutionise plastics recycling

A new research project is aiming to develop a camera-based separation system that can separate plastic waste according to type. The machine will be implemented at plastic recyclers, enabling the manufacturing industry to significantly increase the use of recycled plastics.

Marine robots can operate in inhospitable places where it can be both expensive and dangerous for people. They can open up fantastic opportunities in the vast uncharted areas below sea level. Photo: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Robotics Innovation Center.

2020.09.29 | Department of Engineering

How do we design reliable AI for marine robots?

Intelligent marine robots open up a wide range of possibilities in the vast unknown areas below sea level, covering more than 70 per cent of the surface of the Earth. However, we need reliable artificial intelligence if robots are to operate on their own. A new EU-funded project will address this problem.

2020.09.23 | Department of Engineering

New collaboration project will help companies in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality catch the digital transformation wave

A large-scale industrial and academic collaboration project between Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and Aarhus University is 'a huge opportunity', says the mayor of the municipality, who welcomes the new initiative.

[Translate to English:] Professor Stiig Markager (tv) modtager Danmarks Sportsfiskerforbunds Natur- og Miljøpris 2020. (Foto: Danmarks Sportsfiskerforbund)

2020.10.07 | Department of Bioscience, Sustainability

Nature and Environment award for Professor Stiig Markager

Danmarks Sportsfikserforbund (Danish Sports Fishing Association) has just awarded its Nature and Environment award, which is presented for sustainability initiatives in nature and the environment. This year, the award went to Professor Stiig Markager from the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University. He received the award for his vigorous…

Clouds play an important role for the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface of the Earth. An interdisciplinary team of researchers is studying what bioaerosols mean for the formation of ice in clouds. Photo: Colourbox

2020.09.18 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

DKK 15 million from Novo for research in the clouds

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted DKK 15 million from its interdisciplinary synergy programme to project DRAMA. With researchers from both Nat and Tech, the project will decipher the role of atmospheric microbial aerosols for cloud formation.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Colourbox

2020.10.07 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Grants for wild ideas

VILLUM Experiment has just awarded grants to a number of researchers, who each represent innovative approaches to their research areas, and who can now test their courageous and strange technical and scientific research ideas. At Aarhus University, nine researchers received a total of DKK 17.8 million.

In a new EIT Food research project, researchers from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University are investigating consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products with colleagues from the UK and Spain. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.09.15 | DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture

Will consumers accept healthier meat products?

It is possible to produce healthier alternatives to the processed meat products, which are in high demand in Denmark as well as in the rest of Europe, but how do consumers respond to the different options, and which ones do they prefer? In a new project funded by the European Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food, researchers from the MAPP Centre…

2020.10.07 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Public sector consultancy from TECH obtains ISO 9001 certification

After three years of strenuous effort, the Faculty of Technical Sciences (Tech) has now obtained documentation for the high quality in its public sector consultancy: Last week, the faculty was the first in Denmark to be certified under the international ISO 9001 standard for its public sector consultancy. This documents and ensures that…

The two stages of the species' lifecycle are depicted here in an illustration by Sofie Binzer.

2020.09.11 | Department of Bioscience

Single-celled algae are far more complex than previously assumed

Single-celled algae generate approximately 50% of the world's oxygen production. Despite the huge prevalence of these algae and in the world's oceans, knowledge about their life cycle is often rather sparse. However, researchers have now shown that the reproductive capacity of single-celled algae depends on their growth conditions, and that the…

Cryoconite holes houses a plethora of life forms. Viruses included. (Photo: Alexandre Anesio)

2020.09.03 | Department of Environmental Science

Glacier virus provides insight into evolution's arms race between viruses and organisms

An international research team has looked at life on the surfaces of glaciers. Their work may turn out to challenge our previous understanding about the evolutionary arms race between viruses and their host organisms. The study has just been published in Nature Communications.