Showcasing science in action – European Researchers’ Night set to inspire and amaze in 28 Swedish cities

Two days of exploration and discovery await visitors in 28 cities across Sweden at this year’s European Researchers’ Night on 28 and 29 September. Part of Europe’s largest science festival, members of public and pupils are invited to find out more about the amazing research that is transforming our everyday lives – and meet the researchers behind it.

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Swedish teenagers participate in experiment to assess credibility of election news

Around 2,500 teenagers from across Sweden have been helping researchers investigate the credibility of political news in the run up to the Swedish election. The News Evaluator Election Special was an experiment designed to find out more about where Swedish teenagers get their digital news on election issues from and how reliable they perceive the news to be.

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Snabbtänkt – Forskares tankar om valet 2018

För tio dagar sedan röstade Sverige. I dag släpps en analys där ett hundratal forskare från svenska och utländska universitet reflekterar kring valrörelsen och valresultatet. Lanseringen sker vid ett direktsänt seminarium i Stockholm. Vetenskap & Allmänhet medverkar både i rapporten och på seminariet med reflektioner från årets #Hurvetdudet?-kampanj.

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Does the forest hold the key to the future?

Environmentally friendly and recyclable products made from residues from industrial production processes such as helmets, packaging materials, fabric and translucent wood, may sound like science fiction. But these are some of the new forest-based products that are currently being developed in Sweden and Finland and which, in the future, may replace many of the fossil-based materials we use today. Maybe cellulose is the new plastic?

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Kommer framtiden från skogen?

Miljövänliga och återvinningsbara produkter gjorda på rester från industrin, som hjälmar, tyg och genomskinligt trä? Det låter kanske som science fiction, men är några av de nya skogsbaserade produkter som utvecklas just nu i Sverige och Finland och som i framtiden kan komma att ersätta många av de fossilbaserade material vi använder i dag. Kanske är cellulosa den nya plasten?

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Three pieces of policy advice to the next Swedish government

Since 2017, VA (Public & Science) has been co-ordinating campaigns to promote evidence-informed policy making and the use of research-based knowledge in society, including March for Science and Hur vet du det? (How do you know that?). Together with 60 organisations, we have formulated three concrete pieces of advice for Sweden’s next government.

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