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2020.05.18 | Department of Environmental Science, People

New professor to give climate research at AU a boost of energy: We want to move to the very top!

From 1 June, the appointment of Professor Peter Langen will reinforce climate research at the Department of Environmental Science and iClimate. Peter Langen comes from a management position at DMI - Danish Meteorological Institute, and he will be involved in building up and developing research into climate modelling at the department. The…

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2020.06.23 | Department of Bioscience

Climate change affects the phenology of Danish hoverflies

New study uses museum collections and citizen-science observations to document how climate change affects the phenology of Danish hoverflies.

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2020.06.23 | Department of Agroecology, Sustainability

Only slight difference between climate load and nitrogen leaching between organic and conventional plant breeding

How does organic plant production differ from conventional in relation to nitrous oxide emissions and nitrogen leaching? Researchers from Aarhus University, among others, have looked at the literature to create an overview and a better understanding of what constitutes differences between organic and conventional plant production.

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2020.06.29 | DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, People

New appointments to strengthen research on sustainable packaging

The Department of Food Science at Aarhus University strengthens its strategic focus on research on innovative, sustainable packaging solutions with the appointment of two new tenure tracks, who are highly specialized in this area.

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2020.06.23 | DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, News

Can sugar-reduced products be just as sweet?

We need to consume less sugar, but how can the industry create sugar-reduced food products without compromising on the sweet taste? Researchers from the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University have looked into the matter on the background of an extensive literature review.

Swirls on the scalp that might cause a bad hair day every day are not just there by chance. They are there, because nature follows the laws of mathematics. Photo: Jesper Bruun

2020.05.04 | Department of Engineering

Bad hair day? Don’t bother – it’s math

Tired of that little swirl in your hair you can never get straight? You might as well get used to it, for nature has a very good reason for putting it there.

EU's industry accounts for 20% of the overall emissions of the region and there is an urgent need for engineers to create more sustainable technologies and solutions. Photo: Colourbox

2020.05.01 | Department of Engineering, Sustainability

Focus on integrating sustainability into AU's engineering programmes

Sustainability is much more complex than you might think, and therefore teaching the topic is very important, says an AU researcher from the Department of Engineering.

The research team is trying to avoid long-term rehabilitation by keeping the muscles active with 3D-printed biocompatible electrodes, even if patients remain bed-ridden for weeks. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.23 | Department of Engineering, School of Engineering Aarhus University

Electric stockings to help intensive-care patients with coronavirus

Doctors and engineers have together developed an electric stocking to prevent loss of muscle mass in bed-ridden patients. During the coming months, the stocking will be tested on Danish Covid-19 patients at intensive care units in Denmark.

Corneliu Barbu is researching technologies for storing energy from the sun and wind. From now on, he will be representing Aarhus University in the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE). (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2020.04.27 | School of Engineering Aarhus University, Sustainability

AU admitted to European elite energy technology network

With membership of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE), Aarhus University will play an important role in European efforts to promote the green transition. Membership will also enhance university research into new storage technologies.

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2020.04.04 | Department of Environmental Science, News

Link between air pollution and corona mortality in Italy could be possible

The world has been hit hard by coronavirus, and health services and authorities everywhere are struggling to reduce the spread, combat the disease and protect the population. Nevertheless, the pandemic will cost lives throughout the world. An environmental researcher from Aarhus University has studied whether there could be a link between the high…

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