The year 2015 was an eventful and fruitful year for Danish researchers, inventors and nature alike.
Many new discoveries have been made and several animal species – wolves, have been spotted in the Danish countryside after many years of absence.
5/ Henrik Pranov
The engineer created a special solar panel that could very well replace all open fires used for cooking in developing countries – potentially saving the lives of millions and protecting the environment.
4 Morten Stigaard Laursen
The engineer found a system that differentiates between crops and weeds and can potentially reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture by as much as 95 percent.
3/ UNESCO Heritage List
Two sites in Denmark have been added to the UNESCO Heritage List: the Moravian Church-founded hamlet of Christiansfeld in south Jutland and King Christian V’s forest in north Zealand. Zealand also got its first national park: ‘Nationalpark Skjoldungernes Land’, which is located by Roskilde Fjord.
2/ Cancer scientists
Danish scientists from the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen have reported a significant breakthrough in cancer research. Their new treatment apparently kills off about 95 percent of all cancer cells and has been successfully tested on mice.
1/ Andreas Mogensen
On September 2, Andreas Mogensen became the first Dane, and just the second Scandinavian, to enter space. The 38-year-old astronaut spent ten days on the International Space Station, conducting scientific experiments together with Kazakhstan’s Aydin Aimbetov and Russia’s Gennady Padalka.