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2019
15 APR

Abundance of information narrows our collective attention span

New study in Nature Communications finds increasingly narrow peaks of collective attention over time, supporting a ‘social acceleration’ occurring across different domains...

Computer calculations Data analysis
05 APR

Personalized medicine for children with cancer

In a joint project involving Rigshospitalet and DTU, parents of all Danish children with cancer will be given the offer to have the genetic characteristics of their children...

Genes and genomes Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Computer calculations
05 APR

How close are we to personalized medicine?

Mapping patients’ genetic make-up could lead to better treatment for a wide range of diseases.

Medicine and medico technology Genes and genomes Computer calculations Information technology
03 APR

Mathematics professor named VILLUM Investigator

Professor Per Christian Hansen from DTU Compute receives a VILLUM Investigator grant of DKK 35 million. He will develop new algorithms that can describe the uncertainty...

Mathematical analysis Mathematical modelling Statistics Computer calculations Software and programming
01 MAR

Kristian Sommer Thygesen receives EliteForsk Prize

Professor Kristian Sommer Thygesen from DTU Physics is among this year’s recipients of the EliteForsk Prize, which he receives for his research in two-dimensional materials...

Micro and nanotechnology Materials Quantum theory and atomic physics Computer calculations
2018
07 NOV

Hunt for interesting metabolites with antiSMASH database

Scientists who treasure hunt for interesting bacterial metabolites using the online tool antiSMASH now have the opportunity to use an antiSMASH database with pre-calculated...

Software and programming Data analysis Computer calculations Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems
06 JUN

Researchers create images with mathematics

Researchers in the field of image analysis have managed to create images of glass objects with photographic precision—without actually photographing them .

Image analysis Innovation and product development Computer calculations
27 MAR

Should we fear AI?

Prominent personalities like scientist Stephen Hawking and SpaceX and Tesla inventor Elon Musk are among those who describe artificial intelligence as nothing less than...

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Software and programming Mathematical modelling
23 MAR

BEng graduates want design programs to communicate with each other

Two BEng graduates in Architectural Engineering pave the way for a new work process where data exchange between modeling and static calculation programs can minimize both...

Building design Computer calculations Software and programming
25 JAN

Your Facebook or phone can stop a disease outbreak

A new study, involving researchers from DTU Compute and using data from DTU students, discovers the usefulness of social media and mobile phone data in preventing diseases...

Information technology Computer calculations Data analysis Mathematical modelling
24 JAN

Eye movements can open doors

DTU students win prizes for developing new technology based on eye tracking via the mobile.

Software and programming Hardware and components Computer calculations
2017
16 NOV

Optimal aircraft wing designed on Europe’s biggest computer

With the help of Europe’s most powerful computer, DTU researchers developed the optimum structure for an aircraft wing in under five days.

Materials Computer calculations
08 AUG

It’s all about digitization

The fourth industrial revolution is based on digitization. The sheer number of new, faster and cheaper technologies is making it easier for businesses to digitalize. And...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

Before, it was 3D printing: Now Additive Manufacturing is the new black

However, 3D printing is a key technology within Additive Manufacturing, a concept which is attracting the interest of a growing number of companies.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

Soon hospital beds will take their own baths

Researchers and hospital employees are developing robots that can transport hospital beds to an automatic washing facility without being touched by human hands.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

The Internet of Things—and machines: Linking machines to machines

Linking industrial machinery, robots, and systems together holds considerable potential. However, it also requires a high level of security to avoid both breakdowns and...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management Construction and mechanics
Mikal Schlosser
08 AUG

Students and researchers in international robotics competition

As the only Scandinavian university, DTU participated in a robotics competition in Abu Dhabi where robots demonstrated their ability to perceive and adapt to changes in...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems
Photo: Iben Julie Schmidt
15 MAR

The hunt for rainforest’s secret recipes

A new research project from DTU will map the genetics of the rainforest’s potent plant compounds, making them available to research and industry.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Biological systems Computer calculations
27 FEB

Major prize for portable ultrasound

Innovation Fund Denmark awarded five new prizes at the EliteForsk conference on 23 February. Four current and former DTU researchers were among the recipients.

Electronics Wind energy Image analysis Hardware and components Software and programming Computer calculations Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Medicine and medico technology
03 FEB

Millions for research into the treatment of heart patients and psychiatric and...

Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 27 million to two major health-promoting projects carried out at the  Copenhagen Center for Health Technology, CACHET...

Data analysis Computer calculations IT systems Software and programming Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Mathematics
2016
07 DEC

Screening of databases is the basis for developing new energy materials

The growing volume of computer-generated data and calculations makes it possible to quickly develop new energy materials. A recently published screening focuses on materials...

Physics Materials Computer calculations
01 SEP

Vital new understanding of the microbiome

The common perception among researchers is that our intestinal bacteria compete and cooperate in a complex network of interactions. But no-one has as yet fully understood...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Computer calculations Data analysis
04 AUG

At the forefront of solar power

Sunshine can be hard to predict. However, new software will make it possible to predict the electricity production from a photovoltaic (solar cell) system.

Energy Solar energy Wind energy Software and programming Computer calculations
30 JUN

Fulbright Scholar joins DTU Compute

In fall 2016 Jennifer Strater from USA will join the Formal Methods section at DTU Compute as a MSc student and Fulbright scholar.

Data analysis Computer calculations Software and programming
18 MAY

The dreamy computer

Image creation in computers resembles human dreams where we sometimes imagine things that we have not actually experienced. This is the conclusion of a research collaboration...

Image analysis Computer calculations Data analysis
04 MAY

Meet the man behind Burj Khalifa

Bill Baker is the man behind the world’s tallest man-made structure, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Here, he talks about the engineering challenges of extreme high-rise buildings...

Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Geometry Computer calculations
29 APR

Using computers to detect more endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, are developing computer models to predict which of the many chemicals in our food, environment...

Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
14 APR

Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials...

An agreement has just been finalized on Danish co-financing of the coming X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden—MAX IV. The agreement gives Danish companies and researchers...

Materials Image analysis Computer calculations Physics Micro and nanotechnology
08 APR

New issue of Technologist out now

The feature story in the new issue of DTU’s international magazine, Technologist, is about how we will be moving around in our big cities in the future.

Transport behaviour Transport economy Mobility Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Medical equipment and systems Computer calculations Mapping and surveying Biological systems
11 MAR

Light on tomorrow’s city

In mid-December, the conclusion of the UN's International Year of Light 2015 was marked with a conference in the Black Diamond, the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Here...

Light sources Sensors Energy efficiency Data analysis Software and programming Computer calculations
11 MAR

On the way to intelligent traffic control

An important step towards a more efficient running of urban traffic is knowing how many cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers are at which places, when they are there, and...

Transport models Mobility Transport behaviour Data analysis Telecommunication Computer calculations IT systems Satelittes
11 MAR

Clean water on green power

Ingenious software enables operators to move the most energy-consuming processes of the wastewater system to times of the day with plenty of cheap renewable energy. In...

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Computer calculations Data analysis Software and programming IT systems Energy efficiency Energy production
15 FEB

Better X-ray screening to improve safety at airports

The growing safety challenge in air traffic often creates chaos and delays in airports’ luggage handling. Now a number of companies and research groups in the Danish...

Physics Image analysis Computer calculations
2015
26 NOV

Detailed wind knowledge

DTU Wind Energy has worked for such a long time with large calculations of wind movements that the department is now on its fifth supercomputer—called ‘Jess’—which...

Computer calculations Hardware and components Data analysis Wind energy
26 NOV

Denmark’s biggest computer specially designed for life science

It took thirteen years—from 1990 to 2003—and cost USD 3 billion to map the human genome. Today, using a small sample of human DNA—from a person living or dead—we can...

Computer calculations Data analysis Hardware and components Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms
26 NOV

Supercomputers given optimal conditions

Passing Risø DTU Campus, one is immediately drawn to the impressive row of wind turbines. However, something equally impressive and significant is now beginning to take...

Computer calculations Data analysis Hardware and components Systems and data security
23 NOV

Companies are given new tool to check for harmful chemical substances

New database containing more than 600,000 chemical structures gives companies a unique opportunity to quickly get an overview of the harmful effects associated with substances...

Biological systems Food safety Computer calculations
09 NOV

DTU Physics part of a new Materials Encyclopedia Project

A new European Centre of Excellence will bring together physicists, chemists, materials, and computer scientists and industry to develop a Materials Encyclopaedia to facilitate...

Physics Chemistry Computer calculations Data analysis Materials
05 OCT

Groundbreaking computer program diagnoses cancer in two days

In by far the majority of cancer cases, the doctor can quickly identify the source of the disease, for example cancer of the liver, lungs, etc. However, in about one in...

Cells Genes and genomes Computer calculations Data analysis
18 AUG

Toilet waste provides knowledge about diseases’ global transmission routes

Analysis and genome sequencing of disease-causing microorganisms and antimicrobial resistance bacteria in toilet waste from international aircraft could be a first step...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety Computer calculations
28 JUN

Computers predict effects of chemicals on human health

Computer models can group chemicals according to their health effects and can contribute to calculating and predicting cocktail effects on human health. These are some...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Computer calculations Biological systems
02 JUN

Method provides more knowledge about harmful substances in food packaging

A new method for faster analysis of chemicals in paper and board food packaging materials has been developed in a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases Computer calculations
30 APR

Big Data Hackathon May 2015

We repeat the success from last year and will now hold a Big Data Hackathon. This time Microsoft and DTU Compute invite you to the Big Data Hackathon 2015.

Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Systems and data security Mathematical modelling
17 MAR

Fossil-free future within reach

Is it realistic to envisage large Danish towns and cities running exclusively on sustainable energy in 2025? Yes it is, according to a DTU researcher.

Energy Electricity supply Energy production Wind energy Mathematics Mathematical modelling Computer calculations
02 FEB

Stepping up the hunt for materials to harvest solar energy

An intense hunt is currently underway for materials with the capacity to transform sunlight into fuels. The volume of materials is overwhelming, however, so researchers...

Physics Catalysis Computer calculations Data analysis Solar energy
13 JAN

The best way to determine salmonella type using whole genome sequencing

There is no single analytical method for whole genome sequencing data, which can be used universally to determine salmonella bacteria’s type. A PhD project at the National...

Genes and genomes Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety Computer calculations
2014
06 OCT

Enzyme research using graphics cards

Researchers from DTU Chemistry are trying to penetrate the human body’s ‘control centre’ by studying a group of enzymes using computer modelling and experiments.

Hardware and components Computer calculations Enzymes and proteins
25 SEP

Final two test stands at Østerild Test Centre leased out

DTU has now leased out the last two vacant test stands at Østerild Test Centre. The vacant test stands were auctioned, and more bids were received than could be satisfied...

Wind energy Computer calculations
12 SEP

Grand opening of the LORC nacelle testing facility

A new test facility for offshore wind turbines inaugurated at the former Lindø Shipyard.

Wind energy Computer calculations
08 APR

Danish research leads facial analysis research

A ground-breaking research project focusing on estimating facial characteristics based on DNA can, in time, aid patients with mental disorders and help to solve crimes...

Computer calculations

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