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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.

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Rock hard workouts

Physical activity can help reduce women’s risk of developing osteoporosis. But taking a stroll simply isn’t enough.

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:

Not so lady-like?

At first she is shy and reserved, just like a nice girl ought to be. Then she is transformed into a macho chick.

Zero grip for bacteria

A newly developed surface on implanted catheter may prevent complications from bacteria and infection.

Instant success

Midt ute på en ungarsk åker tørkes erter og mais etter oppskrift fra Trondheim.

Measures your walk

The way you walk can reveal a lot of useful information about your health.

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Encrypted crimes

Criminals have discovered cryptography. By encrypting their messages they can communicate with each other undetected.

Versatile plastic chip

A little plastic chip makes it possible to identify recycled bottles, assure the quality of food and measure our blood sugar levels.

Á la Jules Verne

A spectacular platform has been designed to drift across the oceans of the world with the aid of the currents and the wind.

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THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE

A pine took root in the early Iron Age and was felled towards the end of the Viking Period. Last year archaeologists rediscovered it – the stuff that an archaeologist’s dreams are made of.

2020: AN AQUACULTURE ODYSSEY

Free-range farmed fish. Sea cages that sail off to the south and deliver their fish by themselves. Large autonomous fish farms that float unmoored in the sea. This could be the aquaculture of the future.

Snake robot to the rescue

A snake robot can perform life-saving operations during a fire, an explosion and in other hostile environments.

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Plastic littering the countryside could soon be a thing of the past. Researchers have come up with an additive that enables plastic bags to be quickly decomposed by sun and rain.

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Super net keeps Pharaohs in place

Several of the world’s best known cultural treasures are located in areas prone to earthquakes. A new metal alloy will secure their existence.

One herring, two herring

Counting fish is difficult. But in the future laser technology may make the task fast and efficient.

Making food from water

Invisible but invaluable: raised in steel tanks, a tiny marine creature is capable of producing Omega-3 fat, a product in great demand.

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Dating yellow bruises

Når fikk han egentlig blåmerket – og hvordan? Optisk teknologi kan gi svaret.

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Better skiwax

With a little help from SINTEF, the ski-wax manufacturer Swix has developed a wax that has proved to be a winner with professional skiers. The secret? Nanoparticles.

Angles on oil

Oil in hard rock types under the ocean’s floor can be difficult to find. A new search method may change all that.

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Using light under your skin

The days of the scalpel may soon be numbered – at least when it comes to examining areas in the upper layers of the skin.

Inventor of the GSM system

The Swedes and the Finns earn big money on mobile telephony. But the system they use is Norwegian.

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Your daily dose

The days of the scalpel may soon be numbered – at least when it comes to examining areas in the upper layers of the skin.