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Researcher Zone

Articles written by researchers from universities and research institutions across the Nordics.

Researcher Zone articles are brought to you by ScienceNordic and our sister site, ForskerZonen (meaning Researcher Zone in Danish), part of Videnskab.dk.

Here, scientists write about their own research or research fields, in their own words.

In doing so they bring their expertise and knowledge out from the lab and into the open, where they can inform and help shape the public debate.

If you are a scientist based in the Nordic countries and would like to write for us, you can contact us here.

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How smart is your city?

Smart cities are much more than technology and big data. It’s about using technology sustainably and in a way that improves the lives of the people that live there.

How your WiFi can protect against intruders

Research in Denmark could turn your regular WiFi network into a burglar’s worst nightmare: An intruder alarm that can see through walls.

New method identifies type 2 diabetics at risk of early death

Urine analysis can indicate patients at risk of early cardiovascular death.

Gut bacteria keeps bears healthily obese

Brown bears are obese. They have to be to survive months of hibernation. And yet they do not experience the complications that we do when we pile on the pounds. So what can they teach us?

How to make greener biofuels

A combination of two well known methods could produce a greener, more efficient, biofuel.

Smartphone sensor can detect dirty water

Using DNA-Magnetic particles we can detect single cells of E.coli bacteria in drinking water at record speed.

How our gut influences our health

Why gut bacteria are essential for a healthy immune system.

Do scientists study the right cancer cells?

Runaway cells mean that scientists have drawn conclusions from the wrong cell line.

Optical computers light up the horizon

Moore’s Law is dead: long live the laser!

What's the (dark) matter?

We don’t know what it looks like, and can’t even be certain it exists. Welcome to the frustrating and fascinating world of dark matter.