Latest Technical University of Denmark Stories

Cheaper Methanol Production From New Catalyst
2014-03-03 08:59:49

By Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation. Scientists from Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark combined theory and experimentation to identify a new nickel-gallium...

2013-07-29 16:40:53

These are some of the findings presented in the annual report on the occurrence of diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animal and food. The report is prepared by the Danish Zoonosis Centre at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with Statens Serum Institut and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. In 2012, 1,198 Danes were registered with a Salmonella infection, which corresponds to 21 cases per 100,000 citizens. It is a little...

Fish Thriving Around Wind Farms
2012-04-11 03:53:17

The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish live quite happily together. Indeed some species of fish have actually increased in number. As work is just beginning on Denmark's newest and so far largest offshore wind farm off the island of Anholt, comes some hopefully good news for all fish in the area. A new report from the Danish wind-park Horns Rev 1, one of the world's largest...

Toddlers Do Not Listen To Their Own Voice
2011-12-24 05:52:23

According to a new study, toddlers do not respond to their own voice the same way that adults have been found to do. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests that young children must have some other strategy to control their speech production. Ewen MacDonald of the Technical University of Denmark said in an example that as violinists play music, they will listen to the notes to ensure they are in tune.  He said if their instrument is not in tune, the musician...

2011-07-21 14:05:36

Super strong nanometals are beginning to play an important role in making cars even lighter, enabling them to stand collisions without fatal consequences for the passengers. A PhD student at Risø DTU has discovered a new phenomenon that will make nanometals more useful in practice. Today, the body of an ordinary family car consists of 193 different types of steel. The steel for each part of the car has been carefully selected and optimised. It is important, for example, that all parts...

2011-07-18 16:59:00

SKAERBAEK, Denmark, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inbicon has revealed a frugal new customer for the cellulosic ethanol made from straw at its Inbicon Biomass Refinery in Kalundborg. The biofuel powered the winning car in the Urban Concepts class of the 2011 Shell Eco-marathon in Europe, setting a new record at 1,197 miles per gallon (509 km/l), adjusted for energy equivalence with gasoline. "The Roadrunners team from the Technical University of Denmark designed, built, tuned, tested,...

2011-04-20 09:13:50

Optical cloaking approach described in Optics Express shows potential for myriad futuristic applications Invisibility cloaks are seemingly futuristic devices capable of concealing very small objects by bending and channeling light around them. Until now, however, cloaking techniques have come with a significant limitation"”they need to be orders of magnitude larger than the object being cloaked. This places serious constraints on practical applications, particularly for the...

2010-11-29 14:54:04

Over a short period of time, the Materials Research Division at Risø DTU, in collaboration with the Danish surgical bandage maker Sahva, has developed the principles for a new bandage splint for hip surgery patients. The new splint can reduce the need for large external support structures to fixate the hip following hip surgery. The secret behind the fast development is collaboration between a research scientist, an enterprise and a full-time student using this case for her bachelor...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.