Newshttp://www.thegreatpesher.comCopyright 2020 All rights reserved. Drones for safety inspection of ships pass test{A534711A-4084-4EEA-9DF4-11B6E3F07A70}
The drones to be used for safety inspections of ships in the future passed the first ‘go-no-go test’ with flying colours. The next step will involve further development for deployment in practice. ]]>
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0100{A534711A-4084-4EEA-9DF4-11B6E3F07A70}
Groundwater used for heating and cooling while being purified{9E0DC67F-8261-43A2-B7A7-626FA1499F6E}

A new project aims to develop a model for using groundwater to heat and cool buildings while the water is at the same time cleansed of pollutants that pose a risk to drinking water.

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0100{9E0DC67F-8261-43A2-B7A7-626FA1499F6E}
New approach can improve COVID-19 predictions worldwide{B6618772-521B-44FB-8DF0-13818BE875C6}

Methods currently used around the world for predicting the development of COVID-19 and other pandemics fail to report precisely on the best and worst case scenarios. Newly developed prediction method for epidemics, published in Nature Physics, solve this problem.

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:43:20 +0100{B6618772-521B-44FB-8DF0-13818BE875C6}
Wastewater offers important source of knowledge about resistance{7AC5FD78-01EB-44DA-8F0D-80B27264C5F2}

Wastewater analysis can detect the spread of resistant bacteria and can be used for global monitoring of the problem.



Fri, 11 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0100{7AC5FD78-01EB-44DA-8F0D-80B27264C5F2}
Three ERC Consolidator Grants to DTU researchers{DDB700EC-84F6-44A4-B305-2BD9DB1D0249}

DTU researchers receive three out of nine Danish Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council.

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 12:24:04 +0100{DDB700EC-84F6-44A4-B305-2BD9DB1D0249}
Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap{F746DA77-AE3B-44A6-AD48-F8C8A9346613}
2020 Emissions Gap Report says right policies could cut a quarter of 2030 emissions, getting us close to Paris Agreement goals.]]>
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:00:00 +0100{F746DA77-AE3B-44A6-AD48-F8C8A9346613}
Cells optimized to produce antimicrobial agents{9F0B2A4C-72B2-4A2C-A6A8-8472291E9D9D}

With the help of ‘metabolic engineering’, researchers from DTU Biosustain are designing and optimizing microorganisms to produce new substances that can be developed into antimicrobial agents.

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0100{9F0B2A4C-72B2-4A2C-A6A8-8472291E9D9D}
New knowledge about coliforms to counteract multi-resistance{8FC8B35C-0BA9-4727-B5EF-31A61FC5EC85}

Researchers have now mapped how coliform bacteria attach to the intestinal wall giving hope for development of new treatments.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:26:32 +0100{8FC8B35C-0BA9-4727-B5EF-31A61FC5EC85}
Finn Foton makes a quantum jump to the Japanese market{B5ABF59E-14E0-400C-9283-4C2F3FC6EA2B}
The first book in the series of Finn Foton has made it to the Japanese market with support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Denmark through the Export sparring programme.]]>
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:00:00 +0100{B5ABF59E-14E0-400C-9283-4C2F3FC6EA2B}
Entire bacterial community can provide us with new antimicrobial agents{74A5EEF7-D7FC-458B-B34E-AC6CC251E2B2}

Instead of isolating antimicrobial agent-producing bacteria in laboratories, development is taking a new turn: Now the bacteria must live together just as they do in nature. That way we can get them to produce new antimicrobial agents.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0100{74A5EEF7-D7FC-458B-B34E-AC6CC251E2B2}
Chip-based frequency combs to increase the Internet capacity{04D2C955-0BB3-4AB9-B8B4-F0CE3DE2211F}

DTU is leading a new project aiming to develop a sustainable chip-based frequency comb, which is going to improve the capacity and energy efficiency of the internet.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 06:00:00 +0100{04D2C955-0BB3-4AB9-B8B4-F0CE3DE2211F}
Researchers study air quality in the bedroom{9AD4FCDF-C331-48FF-B638-C0E530733E5E}
The importance of ventilation for sleep quality and well-being is being studied in experiment involving subjects sleeping in climate chambers at DTU.]]>
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:47:50 +0100{9AD4FCDF-C331-48FF-B638-C0E530733E5E}
New technology can produce sustainable fuel{D9B82F56-DEA5-4667-B8DF-901C15B332D8}

The Synfuel research project brings together electrolysis and  thermal gasification, and can transform biomass and wind energy into ‘green’ methanol, which can be used as bunker fuel and, after upgrading, as a substitute for diesel and jet fuel.

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0100{D9B82F56-DEA5-4667-B8DF-901C15B332D8}
What is needed for green liquid fuels{2764FE8D-0151-4336-99CD-280E238A240C}

In order to achieve a fossil-free production of fuels and chemicals, catalysis methods that convert the sun's energy into chemical processes must be made more efficient.

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:54:00 +0100{2764FE8D-0151-4336-99CD-280E238A240C}
DTU encourages more outdoor play activities{2C51BE54-CD46-4DD1-B17E-B91772242D39}
New outdoor environments will help reduce the spread of coronavirus among students at Lyngby and Ballerup Campus.]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:32:07 +0100{2C51BE54-CD46-4DD1-B17E-B91772242D39}
Immune system T cells to be trained to remove cancer{22A730D7-24BB-474B-9AAE-A4EF6E4068BA}

Cancer cells are good at evading the body’s defence mechanisms, but the immune system’s T cells may be trained to locate and remove them more effectively.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:45:17 +0100{22A730D7-24BB-474B-9AAE-A4EF6E4068BA}
Algorithm helps diagnose epilepsy{AAEDFE38-2A5E-447A-81E1-03276F63C5BC}

DTU start-up BrainCapture is behind an app that makes it possible to make the right diagnosis in epilepsy patients in third world countries with a lack of scanning equipment.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:07:07 +0100{AAEDFE38-2A5E-447A-81E1-03276F63C5BC}
Algorithms must understand slang and sarcasm{09EBC552-7FD1-46F0-9061-84955BDFE5EB}

Artificial intelligence traces sarcasm in emojis and helps millions of users understand emotions in text. 

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:05:41 +0100{09EBC552-7FD1-46F0-9061-84955BDFE5EB}
PhD thesis of the year proves value of removing creek barriers{CB2A42F3-C2BF-4181-8209-149EE444DD7A}
Kim Birnie-Gauvin from DTU Aqua received the PhD thesis of the Year Award at the annual PhD reception. Six other PhD graduates and the PhD supervisor of the year were also celebrated at the event.]]>
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:52:20 +0100{CB2A42F3-C2BF-4181-8209-149EE444DD7A}
E-Fuels can replace fossil fuels{1FB774FF-039E-45EF-A03C-DA273BA1860C}

The aircraft, ships, and lorries of the future must be powered by e-fuels—fuels produced partly from captured CO2—and partly from hydrogen produced by the splitting of water.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:00:00 +0100{1FB774FF-039E-45EF-A03C-DA273BA1860C}
DKK 25 M to develop recombinant snakebite antivenom{BE9CC5DB-F950-4B4D-B3E8-6BAEB3105F64}

A grant of DKK 25 M from Wellcome gives hope to snakebite victims in sub-Saharan Africa of better and safer treatment.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:31:24 +0100{BE9CC5DB-F950-4B4D-B3E8-6BAEB3105F64}
Large investment into Danish quantum cryptography{EA4E3168-24B8-4B6F-9203-A3A14AA252C0}
New innovation consortium sets out to secure Danish share of a rapidly growing technology market by developing next generation’s ultra-secure cryptographic systems rooted in quantum physics.]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:00:00 +0100{EA4E3168-24B8-4B6F-9203-A3A14AA252C0}
Research focusing on scientific presentations and UN Sustainable Development Goals{66FA179D-0AE1-4F3C-90C8-2D804A7D3F36}
PhD students at DTU are not only trained to do research, but also to talk about their research and how it contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:24:55 +0100{66FA179D-0AE1-4F3C-90C8-2D804A7D3F36}
Award-winning idea for recycling plastic in refugee camps{7A25650C-6F5F-4C1B-837D-55EC3DA6B168}
Three students have just received a Project Plastic award for their sustainable and economically interesting concept for recycling plastics in refugee camps.]]>
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:51:00 +0100{7A25650C-6F5F-4C1B-837D-55EC3DA6B168}
Greenland outlet glaciers may be melting faster than predicted{F16A5410-A2B0-4CD6-A889-9372CC2B914A}

Greenland ice mass loss can contribute to sea level rise that surpass the most extreme scenario from the UN body on climate, IPCC. According to new research headed by DTU, current climate models underestimate how fast the ice is melting in the Arctic.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:10:08 +0100{F16A5410-A2B0-4CD6-A889-9372CC2B914A}
New Danish model to contribute to the design of safer ships{2FC77EB9-91E9-4C12-AB45-3622DB23D965}
Large container ships up to 400 metres in length will in future be designed with greater safety in mind. This will be done by updating a model developed at DTU.]]>
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:21:12 +0100{2FC77EB9-91E9-4C12-AB45-3622DB23D965}
DKK 37 mio. from Independent Research Fund Denmark{ABF7B281-6BEA-4541-A14D-C7121B86BADC}

Independent Research Fund Denmark awards DKK 214 mio. to 36 young scientists with original ideas and high ambitions. Six are from DTU.

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:15:24 +0100{ABF7B281-6BEA-4541-A14D-C7121B86BADC}
Mobility model paves way for tomorrow’s transport systems{E3B2553D-FD6F-4FEE-A916-C78B37322200}

Ground-breaking model that provides a completely new understanding of our movement patterns. The model can come to play an important role when designing tomorrow’s green modes of transport.

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:38:43 +0100{E3B2553D-FD6F-4FEE-A916-C78B37322200}
Digital twins to improve heat pump operation{AB086B1B-8782-4CDB-AD18-26FD88CC6A0C}
Advanced digital models are needed to optimize heat pump operation in district heating systems. It will happen by means of ‘self-learning’ digital twins, which will potentially play a major role for the green transition in the sector.]]>
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:22:40 +0100{AB086B1B-8782-4CDB-AD18-26FD88CC6A0C}
Students develop effective mould for production{8542DEF4-43E2-4EE7-B045-0C770B1330C6}
DTU students are competing in an international synthetic biology competition (iGEM), presenting new tools to control moulds in biotechnological processes.]]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:19:09 +0100{8542DEF4-43E2-4EE7-B045-0C770B1330C6}
DTU wins Construction Client Award 2020{9A2F807D-2867-49C1-96FC-8BF5265D5D1F}
DTU won the Construction Client Award 2020 for the implementation of a campus plan that supports a strong teaching environment and attracts researchers, lecturers, and students from all over the world.]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:37:47 +0100{9A2F807D-2867-49C1-96FC-8BF5265D5D1F}
Protein from green biomass without the taste of cowshed{DB28E6C2-11EB-4C1F-9731-5C1F66F18A74}
Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have developed the technique and purchased the equipment that allows them to produce sustainable green protein for food use without unwanted off-flavour on a pilot scale.]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 11:13:00 +0100{DB28E6C2-11EB-4C1F-9731-5C1F66F18A74}
Prestigious award for research in business and UN Global Goals{65D2337F-A225-4B49-8D8D-C2EF1CA1DB3E}
Associate Professor Francesco Rosati was presented with the Tietgen Award by the Danish Society for Education and Business. The award is given to sharp young minds to help them continue their research in the fields of social sciences or humanities. ]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:04:00 +0100{65D2337F-A225-4B49-8D8D-C2EF1CA1DB3E}
Andreas Mogensen: How to send a manned mission to Mars{B924AB75-6DD8-4C5E-81A3-A8B6960E3D19}

In a DTU Talk, engineer and astronaut Andreas Mogensen talks about how to send humans to Mars.

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:30:45 +0100{B924AB75-6DD8-4C5E-81A3-A8B6960E3D19}
In a time of crisis, what is the ‘right’ thing to do?{9487EED8-8BA2-47F8-8837-93F19F48F20A}
Most of us strive towards doing what is right. But how do we know what the ‘right’ thing to do is during the current corona crisis? What answers can we really trust at a time when the media is full of COVID-19 experts?]]>
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 07:37:25 +0100{9487EED8-8BA2-47F8-8837-93F19F48F20A}
More collaboration between Danish universities—why and how?{E9B761B4-A9A2-459E-80CE-9B7FC9927FD8}
At the end of September, the eight Danish universities published the paper ’Viden skaber Danmark - Fælles ambitioner for de danske universiteters rolle i samfundet’ (‘Knowledge creates Denmark – Common ambitions for the role of Danish universities in society’.) This is the first time that the universities have set out common long-term goals. But why is this initiative happening right now and what impact will it have on DTU’s research and study programmes? DTU President Anders Bjarklev answers these questions.]]>
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:45:00 +0100{E9B761B4-A9A2-459E-80CE-9B7FC9927FD8}
Bacteria ensure better use of biomass{FDC3CD83-268B-42AD-8950-3E000FD5ADAA}

A special blend of robust bacteria in a new process is paving the way to convert even the stubbornest forms of biomass into methane.

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:00:00 +0100{FDC3CD83-268B-42AD-8950-3E000FD5ADAA}
Newly discovered enzyme increases biomass value{F0FFF17D-F434-4FBF-8192-D542D291E4C5}

With the discovery of a new enzyme, it may one day become possible to use the plants’ glue nutrient—lignin. The substance has applications in electronics, various types of biodegradable materials, and in coatings that render materials water-repellent.

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 08:00:00 +0100{F0FFF17D-F434-4FBF-8192-D542D291E4C5}
DTU students’ rocket reaches the stars above Europe{D169533F-A0E1-4395-9A9A-91FD440C9DD7}
The student project Danstar successfully launched the first student-built bi-liquid propulsion rocket on the European continent.]]>
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 15:43:17 +0100{D169533F-A0E1-4395-9A9A-91FD440C9DD7}
Researchers pave the way for supercows{1BD4DD30-09C2-4AED-9DE6-BBC67BA3E950}
Researchers from DTU use artificial intelligence, bioinformatics and gene sequencing to improve breeding programs with embryo transplantation for cows. Their research can result in healthier and stronger cows around the world.]]>
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 18:39:48 +0100{1BD4DD30-09C2-4AED-9DE6-BBC67BA3E950}
Research Fund Denmark grants millions for green transition{F58EB392-5F6D-4EAE-9181-73613FC63587}
17 green research projects at DTU receive a total of DKK 98 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.]]>
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:15:12 +0100{F58EB392-5F6D-4EAE-9181-73613FC63587}
DKK 42 million for sustainable chip-based spectrometers{D574FB53-DFD7-4988-8460-CA1B47D68821}
In collaboration with industrial partners, DTU will develop the next generation of sustainable and ultracompact spectrometers based on chip technology over the next four years]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0100{D574FB53-DFD7-4988-8460-CA1B47D68821}
Second-year student behind article in scientific journal{220AA86C-2075-4E04-8D6B-C92FFFD87811}
A special course on spinning balls, a technique which is used in many sports, sparked a string of experiments and calculations which have just been published in the American Journal of Physics.]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:00:00 +0100{220AA86C-2075-4E04-8D6B-C92FFFD87811}
Research will give skinless vegan sausages a snap{80DF8323-840B-4981-B4A2-6F4EF1E49800}

Researchers at DTU have helped come up with a recipe for plant-based skinless sausages. Work is now continuing in the lab to alter the chemistry of the ingredients in order to give the sausages the desired snap feeling.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:01:00 +0100{80DF8323-840B-4981-B4A2-6F4EF1E49800}
New research centre for autonomous systems{D4846B25-294C-4214-BBE8-50951250C865}
The Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems represents the latest research in highly automated and intelligent systems and is linked to one of the world’s largest test facilities for robots and drones.]]>
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:39:39 +0100{D4846B25-294C-4214-BBE8-50951250C865}
Three days focusing on sustainable technology and IT for girls{7304F959-2ECA-4DE6-A44C-70045EE90972}
82 high school girls chose to spend three days during the autumn holidays in Lyngby to learn more about the technologies of the future. The girls came from as far away as Aalborg, Ærø and Esbjerg.]]>
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:24:00 +0100{7304F959-2ECA-4DE6-A44C-70045EE90972}
Technology must also be socially sustainable{42167F11-31E7-4FD0-9475-389C07332C4D}
Discussion article by Anders Bjarklev for Frederiksborg Amtsavis, published on 16 October 2020.]]>
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:59:07 +0100{42167F11-31E7-4FD0-9475-389C07332C4D}
Telescopes record last moments of star ‘eaten’ by a black hole{BC21C7BF-AD98-4672-BDB3-B9D0DD7F6CF2}

Researchers from DTU have contributed to a study that describe the rare blast of light from a star being torn to pieces by a supermassive black hole.

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:53:25 +0100{BC21C7BF-AD98-4672-BDB3-B9D0DD7F6CF2}
Start-up behind new plastic sorting technology{CA7DED83-7906-4C95-8017-8540D5D303BD}

With their unique technology for sorting different types of plastics, two young engineers will make it easier for production companies to recycle plastic.

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0100{CA7DED83-7906-4C95-8017-8540D5D303BD}
District heating digitalization contributes to 2030 targets{5C3A7C1A-867B-4EA0-B185-4BE5DD65E371}

Using data and local weather forecasts instead of drawings of the supply network and simulations to control supply temperature can save the district heating sector money and reduce CO2.

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0100{5C3A7C1A-867B-4EA0-B185-4BE5DD65E371}