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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.

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.

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.

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.

Dating yellow bruises

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

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.

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.

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.

Stargazing

They are working on one of the European Space Agency’s challenges: to collect the light from six telescopes in an optical fibre measuring just 1/50 mm. The goal is to find signs of life in distant space.

The last cowboys of the sea

While security on Statoil’s oil rigs gets top marks, there were Wild West conditions on board the boats in the company’s service.

Six feet under – The ice

Wintertime may give young salmon a break from swift currents and keen fly fishermen, but other challenges abound.

Magiske 0,8

What do cement floors, earthquakes and broken cups have in common? A magic number.

Help for headaches

Are you plagued by chronic headaches? The reason could be
that you stop breathing in your sleep. If that is your problem, help is available.

Tough little electric car

The first thing that the scientists did was to build a mobile phone battery that runs on metal plates and air. Now a somewhat larger version is on the way – for electric cars!

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.