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Molecular nanoribbons as electronic highways

Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in molecular form. This material could be important for ...

Umeå University makes big leap in global ranking

Umeå University advanced to place #251-300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, a dramatic rise from its 2014-15 position of #351-400. The list is recognised as one the world’s most prestigious and widely referenced univer...

Medical Daily: Grandmothers Who Smoke Cigarettes During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk In Grandchildren

A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress finds that children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy have a 10 to 22% increased risk of asthma—even when their mothers did not smoke. The study is co-authored...

New method to predict the workload for online services

How can overloads on the Internet be prevented? Cloud computing means that more server space can be rented from large computing resources. Ahmed Hassan has developed algorithms for automatic addition and removal of server resources for a web service ...

Opening up product design to the consumer through 3D printing

Through the use of 3D printing, product designers can enable the consumer to design their own everyday products thereby creating more meaningful products for people and more value for companies. These are some of the conclusions Guido Hermans draws i...

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