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2011-12-13 23:00:40

Sweden has one of Europe's highest rates of Internet use among children. The increasing number of children online implies increasing opportunities — but also risks. Yet a majority of 9-16 year olds say that they have not encountered anything on the Internet that has bothered or upset them in the past year. The Swedish part of the study EU Kids Online also found that most children feel safe doing things that adults often perceive as risky. However, in response to a general...

2011-11-29 13:39:16

Swedish teachers are conflict averse, and consequently stubborn parents often get their way. Teaching the emergence of life sometimes is like serving a smorgasbord. Religious creationism is presented alongside the theory of evolution. Students get to decide for themselves what to believe, this is shown by research at the University of Gothenburg. This is one of the conclusions reached in Fredrik Sjögren's doctoral thesis Negotiated Power. Cultural Value Conflicts in Swedish...

2011-07-16 14:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A crowd of well-wishers gathered in Manayunk today to send off a team of seventeen young people representing Philadelphia in the Gothia Cup, the world's largest youth soccer tournament. The group departed for Sweden from Starfinder, a nonprofit that pairs athletic instruction with a range of educational and enrichment programs for young people from underserved communities. Many of the teens have never left Philadelphia before. (Photo:...

2011-06-23 02:00:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Stena Line's environmental efforts, a world first project is now getting underway.As the first passenger ferry in the world, the Stena Jutlandica, Gothenburg-Fredrikshaven, is being equipped with two wind turbines at the prow,which will contribute by both supplying energy and reducing fuel consumption. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110623/463306 ) "Within our Energy Saving Programme, we...

2011-06-21 11:47:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MindArk, creators of the fast growing MMORPG/Virtual 3D environment Entropia Universe, today announces the introduction of Entropia Space. This new addition is unique in the Game market as most Space games only provide space and spaceship environments. Entropia Universe, which was launched in 2003, started differently, with thousands of avatars interacting on the planets of the Universe. The enormous and diverse land areas of the...

2011-06-07 19:52:38

Media often portray so-called hidden refugees as individuals who spend their days hiding behind closed curtains, and this leads to false perceptions of these people living underground and outside society. A doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, explores how the hidden refugees, the non-citizens, navigate in the city environment. 'The interviewed individuals taught me that "hiding" is rather a matter of passing unnoticed on the streets of a busy city. They talked about the...

2011-03-28 09:00:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Swegon has come through the global economic crisis unscathed and posted a small profit for 2010. "The 2010 revenues show growth from 2080 million kr (EUR 233.1 million) in 2009 to 2153 million kr (EUR 241.3 million) in 2010 and we were able to grow our market share in many countries," summarised Orjan Ahlgren, CFO of Swegon AB, at the ISH Aircontec exhibition in Frankfurt. He added: "It is particularly pleasing for us that Swegon recorded...

2011-03-02 03:43:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virus Bulletin has since 2009 given out the prestigious VBSpam Verified award, in order to help customers choose anti-spam solutions which actually keeps their promised false-positive and spam catch rates. In the latest test Halon VSP delivered as promised with ease. After years of experience on the field; testing tools for spam and malware protection, Virus Bulletin started in early 2009, focusing on testing various vendors in the...

2011-02-22 15:44:01

Differences in air pressure over the North Atlantic have meant that the last two winters in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been extremely cold. This has led to the air in Gothenburg being more polluted with nitrogen oxides than ever before. A new study from the University of Gothenburg shows that there is a strong link between climate and air pollution. The winter weather in Gothenburg and large parts of North-West Europe is partly down to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), in other words the...

2011-02-14 06:04:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden and SHANGHAI, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Fingerprint Cards (hereinafter referred to as "FPC"), a leading provider of fingerprint sensors, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK), the largest and most advanced foundry in China, today jointly announced that the companies will work in collaboration to bring FPC1080A, the world's smallest and most power-efficient fingerprint swipe sensor optimized for mobile...