Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life and reduce fuel consumption
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. In tests, this increased the service life of the coating ...
Greenpeace protests Europe's ageing nuclear plants
Greenpeace activists broke into the grounds of nuclear plants in six European countries Wednesday, urging governments to close down ageing reactors on safety grounds.
Constructed wetlands save frogs and birds threatened with extinction
Over the last few decades, several thousands of wetlands have been constructed in Sweden in agricultural landscapes. The primary reason is that the wetlands prevent a surfeit of nutrients from reaching our oceans and lakes.
Court blocks Swedish wolf hunt
Plans to hold licensed wolf hunts in Sweden were blocked by a Stockholm court Wednesday following an appeal by environmental groups.
Long trucks are involved in fewer severe crashes than short ones
Trucks that are between 18.76 and 25.25 metres long are more eco-friendly than the shorter "European" trucks. Research at Chalmers University of Technology now also shows that these vehicles are at least ...
Environmentalists pledge to stop Swedish wolf hunt
Swedish environmental groups on Friday vowed to block plans to cull wolves in controversial licensed hunts aimed at keeping their numbers down and potentially cutting the wolf population in half.
Video: Rudolph's glowing nose
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose, goes the holiday classic. And now, a Lund University research team in Sweden has captured the phenomenon with a thermographic camera.
Home teams hold the advantage
The home team holds the advantage over visitors – at least in the plant world. However, a mere handful of genetic adaptations could even the playing field.
One percent of the population is responsible for 63 percent of violent crime convictions
The majority of all violent crime in Sweden is committed by a small number of people. They are almost all male (92%) who early in life develops violent criminality, substance abuse problems, often diagnosed with personality ...
Pirate Bay Swede's hacking, fraud sentence reduced (Update)
A Swedish court has dismissed part of the hacking and fraud charges against the founder of the popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay and reduced his prison sentence from two years to one.
Music streaming hits 70% of market in pioneering Sweden
Music streaming companies now account for 70 percent of all music bought in Sweden, home of Spotify, the world leader in the field, official industry figures revealed on Sunday.
Pirate Bay Swede sentenced for hacking, fraud (Update)
A founder of the popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay who was arrested in Cambodia under an international warrant was convicted in Sweden on Thursday of hacking and fraud and given a two-year prison sentence.
Netflix to expand to Netherlands later this year
Netflix is going Dutch. The online video giant says it will expand into the Netherlands, its 41st country, later this year.
Facebook starts first servers outside the US (Update)
Facebook on Wednesday started processing data through its first server farm outside the United States, on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.