News archive 2019
Microplastics in seas absorb lower levels of environmental toxins than researchers feared
The risk that microplastics will absorb and transport environmental toxins in seas and lakes is lower than previously feared. According to a new doctoral thesis, microplastics which are just a few millimetres thick, do not transport toxic substances in...
Improved taste and appetite with the help of bacteria
Our mouths are full of bacteria and Örebro researcher Alba Cuecas is studying how they affect our taste buds. The next step is to help people that have an impaired sense of taste and loss of appetite.
Örebro to be AI node in national innovation initiative for applied AI
AI Innovation of Sweden is a national initiative that is now expanding to include Örebro’s AI Impact Lab as one of the new nodes in the national AI cooperation.
Örebro students built a robot bartender – mixes up to 500 different drinks
Exchange students from India came to Örebro to complete their degree project in computer science. After arriving, they were presented an unusual assignment: to build a robot that can mix and serve drinks.
Innovation, music and AI when Music Tech Fest descended on Örebro University
Some 70 musicians, AI researchers and students came together at Örebro University this weekend to create innovation on the theme “Humans in da loop – AI + music = true”. “It was amazing to see the creativity and openness of the participants,” says Amy...
Looking inside a fly’s head – or airplane parts
Computed tomography is used to peek inside just about anything. Just as it is possible to look inside the head of a fly, it is also used to detect hidden defects inside 3D printed metal objects.
Dr Denis Mukwege to hold open lecture at Örebro University
On 23 October, Örebro University is inviting the public to a series of morning lectures on the theme of honour violence, violent regimes and sexualised violence as a weapon in war and armed conflicts. Dr Denis Mukwege, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in...
The freshest fish not the best tasting
Fish that has been stored for 72 hours taste better than fish stored for only 5 hours, as shown in a new study from Örebro University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The study forms a part of a research project into sustainable fish...
Bringing together AI and music at Örebro University: “Hoping to sow seeds for innovations”
What happens when artificial intelligence and music converge? This weekend we will find out. That is when the international phenomenon of Music Tech Fest descends on Örebro University.
New study on depressed pupils – self harming: “Surprisingly high”
In a new study, around 25 per cent of adolescents responded that they have deliberately self harmed at least once in the last year. Thousands of pupils from the region of Örebro participated in this study.