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The Arctic Resilience Report, published today, is the first comprehensive assessment of ecosystems and societies in the region. It identifies 19 “tipping points” in natural systems that could radically reshape the Arctic in the coming century, and calls for urgent cooperation to build local communities’ resilience and capacity to adapt to rapid and widespread change.
Following the devastating droughts in the 70s and 80s in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert, vegetation has now recovered. What surprises the researchers is that although it is now raining more and has become greener, it is particularly the more drought resistant species that thrive instead of the tree and shrub vegetation that has long been characteristic of the area. This is shown in a study from Stockholm University published in the journal Land Use Policy.
New analysis of the remains of 38 people who lived and died in the town of Sigtuna during the 10th, 11th and 12th century reveals high genetic variation and a wide scale migration. The study is the largest of its kind so far in Sweden and a combination of several methods, including DNA analysis and Strontium isotope analysis of teeth. The results are published in a new article in Current Biology.
Time: Wed 2019-05-08 12.15 - 13.00 Location: South East Gallery, Main Library Type of event: Popular science lectures
Time: Wed 2019-05-15 08.45 - 17.00 Location: Uppsala Konsert & Kongress (UKK) Type of event: Conferences and events SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory) recognizes the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Science Summit this year.
Severe winters combined with heat waves and droughts during summer in Europe. Those were the consequences as the Atlantic Ocean heat transport nearly collapsed 12,000 years ago. The same situation might occur today, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.
Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method to multiply the lifespan of nickel-metal hydride batteries. This means that the batteries can handle a great many more charging cycles without losing capacity. The new method also means that the batteries can easily be restored once they have begun to wear out, unlike other rechargeable batteries that must be melted down for recycling.
Time: Fri 2019-05-03 10.00 Location: Sal F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH Type of event: Defense of dissertations
Disposing of agricultural waste is an expensive and complicated issue for many farmers. But now a number of innovative companies are turning this waste into clothes for us to wear.
The fact that the world’s populations are living ever longer places new demands on society. The ageing population is without doubt one of the grand challenges for the 21st century. To tackle these challenges will require a new breed of interdisciplinary researchers, who have been trained to work on the topic within a number of different disciplines within science and the humanities. That is the goal of NEWBREED, an EU co-funded doctoral programme at Örebro University in Sweden.