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How can waste water be used more efficiently in a sustainable manner? This is the challenge for 60 researchers who will cooperate across scientific disciplines during 24 hours and come up with new ideas for ways of handling waste water in the future.

2013.08.13 | Research, Events, Public / media

Researchers investigate waste water

During an intense innovation course of only 24 hours, 60 researchers from Aarhus University must come up with new technological solutions on how to utilise waste water resources in a sustainable way.

On the morning of 17 June scientists from Aarhus University carried out a test drone flight over Nørreådalen near Viborg. The ambition is to monitor game in the field and solve the problems of the many animals killed by agricultural machinery each year. (Photo: Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen, AU).
Here is the drone, which uses a heat-seeking camera to detect wildlife from the air. (Photo: Rasmus Nyholm Jørgesen, AU). 
When the drone has detected an animal, it sends the GPS coordinates back to the scientists. Spot the rabbit! (Photo: Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen, AU).

2013.07.01 | Research, Public / media, Department of Engineering

Drone spots game in the field

The number of animals killed by machinery on agricultural land is going to be reduced with the use of drones, cameras and algorithms. Scientists at Aarhus University are behind a project that has great potential for both animal and farmer.

With 10 million Danish kroner funded by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden), researchers speed up the development of an ear computer that decodes patterns in the brain cells' electrical activity and predicts hypoglycaemia in diabetics.

2013.06.21 | Grant, Research, Public / media, Department of Engineering

Ear computer predicts hypoglycaemia

A small device in the ear guards diabetes patients against hypoglycaemia. Small electrodes measure electric brain signals and warn the patient if the blood sugar drops to a critically low level.

By means of electrical attraction, antibodies for cancer have been transported through the membrane of infected cells for the first time. The method may have an impact on the future medical treatment of a number of diseases. Two engineering students are behind this new lab finding. The photo shows Dennis Vestergaard Pedersen in the lab. Photo: Henrik Olsen. 
A cancer cell treated with medical antibodies or so-called immunotherapy.
The same cancer cell a few hours later. The antibody is marked with a luminescent green dye to clearly illustrate how it has settled in a bubble surrounded by membrane from where it seeps into the cell.

2013.04.09 | Research, Public / media, Department of Engineering, Nature and technology

Students discover method to kill cancer

A new lab finding may have an impact on the medical treatment of cancer. For the first time, antibodies have been transported through the cell membrane and this can kill even the most tough type of cancer. Two engineering students (MSc Eng) have discovered this method that might turn out to be ground-breaking.

At first sight, people do not think there is anything unusual about the typical tower block at the harbour in Aarhus. But they are wrong. The 12-floor concrete building has integrated technology equipment worth of millions, and now researchers are starting the largest full scale experiment so far with intelligent control of energy use (Photo: Henrik Olsen).

In the basement of Grundfos dormitory (Grundfoskollegiet), technical equipment monitors the energy use in the 132 apartments with a few seconds interval. Top photo: Steffen Petersen, Aarhus University School of Engineering (right) and Michael Dahl Knudsen PhD student, Department of Engineering.  At the lower photo, the researchers are visiting Michael Brusgaard Christensen, engineering student at Aarhus University in his apartment. (Photo: Henrik Olsen)

2013.04.02 | Research, Public / media, Staff, Future students, Department of Engineering, School of Engineering Aarhus University, Environment, climate and energy

AU gets 12-floor energy lab

Researchers at Aarhus University School of Engineering have started using a new dormitory as a full scale energy lab. During the next three years, they will carry out what seems to be the world's most radical monitoring program. 24 hours a day, they log the energy use in the 132 apartments with only a few seconds interval. The purpose is to…

Initial studies indicate that the temperature distribution in the foot may detect the disease Charcot foot which is one of the most serious late complications of diabetes.

2013.02.15 | Department of Engineering, Public / media, Students

Students provide new information about rare diabetes complication

Charcot foot is a rare and very serious late complication of diabetes which today is very difficult for doctors to diagnose. But now, there are indications that the temperature distribution in the foot from the ankle to the toe may reveal the disease at an early stage where the chances of recovery are best. Two engineering students are behind the…

After several experiments in the lab, Worawan Panpipat, PhD student at the Department of Engineering, has identified a new chemical super compound with a cholesterol lowering effect.  She has just received the International AOCS award  (American Oil and Chemists’ Society) for her research. (Photo: Henrik Olsen)

2013.02.05 | Research, Awards, Public / media, Department of Engineering, PhD Students, Staff

Researcher behind new cholesterol lowering substance

Researchers agree that plant sterols from e.g. fruit and vegetables are the keys to reduce blood cholesterol. But the natural content of cholesterol lowering substances in a normal diet is not enough. In the labs at Aarhus University, a young researcher has succeeded in producing a new, high concentration and easily-absorbed cholesterol lowering…

A group of engineering students has created a small, new robot with built-in electronic hardware that enables it to “see”, “hear” and move concurrently with its operator. From the right: Mikkel Stampe Pedersen, Jakob Flarup Øllgaard and Allan Hansen (Photo: Henrik Olsen).

2013.01.28 | Education, Students, Public / media, Department of Engineering, Nature and technology

Students behind new robot with senses

A small, new robot has seen the light in the laboratories at Aarhus University School of Engineering. Mechanical eyes and ears allow the operator to use intuitive steering in new ways.

Researchers will develop a computer system to replace the manual surveillance of security-critical locations such as bridges, airports and power plants with automatic detection of any kind of suspicious behaviour.

2013.01.21 | IT, computer science and mathematics, Department of Engineering, Public / media, Research

New computer model reduces risk of terrorist attacks

Are Danish surveillance systems good enough to prevent attacks on the country's infra structure? In a new project, researchers will develop a computer program to optimise security.

After hours of sound recording and observations in intensive care units, the two engineering students Michael Thabang Jensen and Julie Liv Morin have developed the first prototype of a sound monitoring system. (Photo: Henrik Olsen)

2013.01.15 | Education, Department of Engineering, Nature and technology, Public / media

Sound monitoring system reduces noise levels in intensive care units

In the future, patients in intensive care units will have more quietness. Two engineering students have developed a prototype of a sound monitoring system that alerts nurses and doctors when the sound level in the hospital bed rooms has a negative influence on the patients' rehabilitation.

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