Swedish Research Council

Future nanoelectronics may face obstacles

(PhysOrg.com) -- Combining ordinary electronics with light has been a potential way to create minimal computer circuits with super fast information transfer. Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the University of ...

Sep 09, 2008
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New vegetarian food with several benefits

A new vegetarian food that boosts the uptake of iron and offers a good set of proteins. This could be the result of a doctoral dissertation by Charlotte Eklund-Jonsson at the Department of Food Science, Chalmers University ...

May 28, 2008
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Glide wax like tarring a plastic boat

Both recreational skiers and elite ski racers can forget about wax and scrape their skis with a steel tool instead. "Putting wax on modern skis is just as wrong as tarring a plastic boat," says Leonid Kuzmin. His research ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Bimetallic nanoantenna separates colors of light

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have built a very simple nanoantenna that directs red and blue colours in opposite directions, even though the antenna is smaller than the wavelength of light. ...

Sep 23, 2011
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Greedy algorithms best for multiple targets

What algorithms should an air defense system work with? Particle swarm algorithms if there are ten targets to be hit. If there are more than ten targets, greedy algorithms work best. These findings are presented by researcher ...

Dec 09, 2010
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Weak social ties at workplace increase risk of burn-out

Long-term leaves of absence tied to stress-related diagnoses are often preceded by a long period without any secure and comforting social relations. This is shown in a recently published study in public health science at ...

Apr 09, 2009
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Cradle and birthday of dog identified

Previous studies in the field have indicated that East Asia is where the wolf was tamed and became the dog. It was not possible to be more precise than that. But now researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology ...

Sep 01, 2009
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Test-tube babies profitable business for the state

Increased financial support for IVF fertilization would be downright profitable for the state. Test-tube babies are an investment for the future, not an expense. This is shown by Anders Svensson, who studied this issue ...

Dec 01, 2008
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