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The healing powers of roseroot

A magic plant called roseroot grows wild in Norway. Roseroot helps improve memory and the immune system and stabilizes cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Quality cork for a noble product

Norwegian researchers are developing a tool to check the quality of cork. This will prevent bark from unnecessarily being peeled from oak trees and give the owners more control over their product.

Do you remember?

Is it easy for you to remember the names of people you meet? Can you remember which direction you came from when you leave a shopping centre? Do you get high scores on trivia tests? Then you likely have a highly developed hippocampus.

Cold war against hydrates

Researchers are on the brink of a breakthrough. They want to prove that oil can be transported from the bottom of the ocean in bare steel pipes – without insulation or warming devices. This smells of money.

Putting a face on hydrogen

Scandinavian-designed hydrogen filling stations will soon be in use in Iceland. The pump is designed to tell consumers they’re purchasing an environmentally friendly product.

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Shifting sculptures

An unusual marriage between robotics and engineering sciences has given birth to a new kind of art: interactive sculpture that moves and changes the way it looks in response to people and its surroundings.

Underground in New York

Norwegian scientists are key figures in the first major expansion of New York’s subway system since 1930.

From speech to text

Legars handskrift kan vere håplaus å dekode. Men talen deira kan snart bli forstått av ei maskin.

A dollar a week

They have given us nerves, anxiety, paranoia, psychosis, depression, phobia and various derangements. The list of miseries is long, from birth trauma via bed-wetting and many mid-life crises to potency problems and Alzheimer’s disease. Finally, psychologists have come up with findings on something nice – happiness.

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Let there be light!

Do you hunger for daylight indoors? A glass plate or some prisms can give you more of it.

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Am I really a bad guy?

Middle-aged man, white collar, briefcase in one hand, shotgun in the other. Staring down the barrel of his gun, he despairs: “Am I the bad guy?

Do you see the pattern?

How does pattern recognition make sure that the bottle bank pays out the correct refund, that the farmer sprays only the weeds in his fields, and that Hydro Aluminium saves money?

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Preventing the bends

Two researchers at NTNU have discovered a new biochemical process that could revolutionize the treatment and prevention of decompression sickness.

Culture on two wheels

With a little help from American movie stars, the Vespa has become a powerful cultural symbol.

Cultural health check

Portable equipment will make it easier to check the state of health of historical stone buildings.

Looking through you

This is how doctors are looking inside your body in the operating theatre. The technique enables doctors to use keyhole surgery for cancer operations that would otherwise require major surgery.