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2020
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03 JUN

New research leads to lighter and greener bridges

A recently completed research project revealed the potential for reducing material used for a suspension bridge deck by more than 25 per cent – meaning a saving of...

Bridge constructions Construction materials Building construction
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02 JUN

Enzymes convert CO2 into green chemicals

Scientists activate enzymes’ ability to absorb CO2 from the air and convert and store it as eco-friendly chemicals.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Energy Bioenergy Energy storage
Foto Bax Lindhardt
02 JUN

COVID-19 tests 14 hours a day, 7 days a week

Since the beginning of April, intensive work has been done to set up a testing line at DTU aimed at increasing the COVID-19 test capacity in the Capital Region of Denmark...

28 MAY

Surprising new research changes DTU’s physics teaching

In the future, conventional experiments will be replaced by new types of experiments in DTU’s physics teaching that provide students with a number of skills that...

Physics
Royal Greenland skalrejer
27 MAY

From Bachelor of Engineering student to PhD student

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has enrolled its first PhD student, who comes with a Bachelor of Engineering background. The aim of the PhD...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Fish and shellfish
Thomas Howard Associate Professor, DTU Entrepreneurship.
25 MAY

Digital celebration of Innovation projects

Early startup projects and finalists in DTU's X-Tech Entrepreneurship course and the Ignite accelerator programme received awards online.

Entrepreneurship
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20 MAY

Independent Research Fund Denmark supports 23 projects

Independent Research Fund Denmark grants a total of DKK 696 million to fund original ideas. 23 researchers from DTU receive funding for new projects, including with focus...

Photo: Saanize
20 MAY

Students develop antiviral tool

Two DTU students have developed a copper-based tool to reduce coronavirus infection through contact with surfaces such as door handles and Dankort machines.

Isoprenoids (blue haze) over Blue Mountains, Australia (Diliff / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
20 MAY

Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions

New discoveries on the regulation of plant emissions of isoprenoids can help in fighting climate change – and can become key to the production of valuable green chemicals...

Biological systems Synthetic biology CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Ecosystems Air pollution Environmental chemistry
DTU maj 2020. Foto: Bax Lindhardt.
19 MAY

DTU carefully reopening for more staff and students

University Director, Executive Vice President Claus Nielsen provides a status on the partial reopening of DTU. The second phase includes, among other things, oral exams...

Nets. Photo: Plastix A/S.
15 MAY

Nine recommendations to limit ghost nets in the sea

Nordic network makes recommendations on how to limit ghost fishing and pollution of the sea due to lost fishing gear.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Waste management
15 MAY

DTU Spin-out to bring next generation cancer therapy to market

A new biotech company from DTU will soon begin the first phase of clinical studies of personalized medicines aimed at treating severe types of skin cancer.

14 MAY

Researchers discover new class of 2D materials

DTU’s researchers have contributed to the discovery of a brand-new class of 2D materials that are able to bind single atoms between their ultra-thin layers. It opens...

Physics Materials
60 stars of the so-called Delta Scuti type - like this one called beta Pictoriser - have been analyzed in depth by  an international research team involving DTU Space. (Illustration: ESO)
13 MAY

Scientists measure complex vibration patterns in young stars

Researchers from DTU have contributed to an international study that have been able to detect and map elusive pulsation patterns for 60 young, large stars that up until...

Space research Astrophysics
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12 MAY

Researcher seeing huge potential in online conferences

Twice as many participated in the CarbOnlineHagen online conference as in the recent physical conferences. Initiator and professor, Peter Bøggild, finds online meeting...

Evelien van der Hurk: Photographer: Bax Lindhardt
11 MAY

New model to increase contact possibilities during coronavirus pandemic

A new model will calculate scenarios for how we can have as much contact with each other as possible without increasing the coronavirus transmission rate beyond an acceptable...

Foto: Colourbox
11 MAY

Anthelmintic drug may be effective against COVID-19

The drug Niclosamide will now be clinically tested for treating coronavirus. DTU Professor Morten Sommer is looking forward to testing the drug in collaboration with a...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
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07 MAY

New corona fast-tracking test

In many places, infrastructure and testing facilities limit coronavirus testing, and tests are therefore only carried out in severe cases. This gives an unclear picture...

Coronavirus stamtræ
06 MAY

DTU develops global platform for sharing coronavirus data

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, is working with European partners to develop a platform where researchers worldwide can share and retrieve...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Cows in the fiels (Photo: Kasper Nymann/Colourbox)
05 MAY

Autonomous systems to weed out organic weeds

Leading researchers in robotics will develop an autonomous robot to be trained using artificial intelligence to find and eradicate weeds in organic fields.

Robot technology and automation Food, fish and agriculture

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