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Drugs from the sea

For the first time, Norwegian scientists have managed to produce completely new antibiotics from bacteria found in the sea.

Luxury goods

This boy belongs to a minority: He has access to clean, plentiful water, straight from the tap.

Golden carbon

This powder has the colour of our cold northern nights. But it is hot news for everyone who wants to extract more electricity from sunshine.

Moving underground

Scientists from Trondheim are helping Singapore to move its infrastructure underground.

Smart materials

Today’s materials are not like they were before. We now give them properties to safeguard against rust, repel graffiti and store or emit heat.

Good news for pigs

Embedding sperm cells in a gel for artificial insemination increases the fertilization period for cattle and pigs and means more offspring.

Superconductors for industry

The world’s first induction heater with superconductors is based on a Trondheim invention. This technology can bring large savings to the aluminium industry.

Stolen identity

No matter how you try, it’s impossible to protect your identity online. Researchers have found a major gaping security hole.

The robot that climbs pipe walls

A robot that can move forward and inspect complicated pipe systems is currently under development. The robot can twist its way vertically up pipe walls.

Set in concrete

HARALD JUSTNES BURNS FOR THE CHINESE ENVIRONMENT – LITERALLY.

The new face of the sea

We have reached the limits of the sea’s ability to sustain fisheries. We have to change our aquaculture practises.

Safe on the seabed

We can see what sticks up out of the sea – a big tower with rotor blades that are seventy meters long. But what does it look like underwater?

An ear for success

The idea of an intelligent earplug was conceived over a cup of coffee. Today, this special hearing protection unit is the best of its type in the world.

Basically good?

Experts believe that we can pump CO2, the most common greenhouse gas, into reservoirs in the North Sea. It would essentially eliminate one of this century’s problems. But is largescale CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf really that straight forward?

Cool undershirts

This is the clothing that fire-fighters have been waiting for: an intelligent undershirt that cools overheated bodies

A LITTLE PIECE OF SWEDEN

We Norwegians had hoped to pioneer “green” thermal power generation.However,we have been pipped at the post by Sweden,which is about to build the world’s first power station with CO2 capture – in Germany.

Recycling or degradation?

We consciously wash plastic containers and take out the bags for recycling. But is this beneficial? Can the option of an additive that breaks down the plastic be just as good?

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Energy saving deluxe

Here are Norway’s most energy efficient homes. Total energy consumption? Just over one-third of the national average.

The threat inherent in our imaginations

“Money? For something that may never pay?” grumbles the dull troll called Society every time a call is made for an increase in funding for basic research. And here is the explanation: