24/03/2017Spiders eat between 400 and 800 million tons of insects and springtails each year. In comparison, people worldwide eat 400 million tons of meat and fish per year.
23/03/2017A bracelet with a unique ”panic grip” - featuring a built-in mobile phone and GPS system - has been developed by a former industrial design student at Lund University in Sweden. The device doesn’t require a base station in your home.
21/03/2017We may soon get better insight into the microcosm and the world of electrons. Researchers at Lund University and Louisiana State University have developed a tool that makes it possible to control extreme UV light - light with much shorter wavelengths than visible light. The new method uses strong laser pulses to direct the short bursts of light.
20/03/2017Crashing computers or smartphones - and security loopholes that allow hackers to steal millions of passwords - could be prevented if it were possible to design error-free software. To date, this is a problem that neither engineers nor current supercomputers have been able to solve.
15/03/2017Rarely do we encounter a scientific fact that stirs public controversy and distrust in science as much as climate change. However, the theory is built on honest reporting of facts. This emerges from a new study from Lund University in Sweden.
13/03/2017Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund – the strongest of its kind in the world - to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the protein believed to be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease. The unique images appear to contradict a previously unchallenged consensus. Instead of attempting to eliminate beta-amyloid, or so-called plaques, the researchers now suggest stabilizing the protein.
08/03/2017When David Gisselsson Nord, a cancer researcher at Lund University in Sweden, read a history book last summer, he was struck by the similarities between how cancer and insurgencies evolve over time. Could military strategy be used as inspiration for cancer treatment? He teamed up with Robert Egnell at the Swedish Defence University to find an entirely novel approach to his field.
08/03/2017In the QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2017 released today, Lund University once again reinforces its position as a top 100 University.
08/03/2017A unique trove of bone material from the 9,200 year old coastal settlement Norje Sunnansund in Blekinge, Sweden, has revealed that surpisingly sophisticated hunting strategies were used at the time. One key find was that the early Mesolithic humans practiced so-called selective hunting – seemingly in order to maximize gain and preserve the local population of certain species.
05/03/2017Lund University celebrates its 350th anniversary by organising the first out of five science weeks, starting with the topic: Is the World Becoming a Better Place? The week takes place 6–12 March 2017 in Lund, Sweden, and includes almost 20 open seminars, activities and debates.