Production of electricity is responsible for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and demand is poised to rise as underserved populations connect to the grid, and electronics and electric vehicles proliferate. So stopping global warming will require a transformation of electricity production. But it is important to avoid various environmental pitfalls in this transition, researchers say.
Online weight loss forums protect participants from public fat shaming, and offer them a place to speak out without being confronted by normal-weight individuals, medical science or the authorities.
Man-made refrigeration gases threaten the Earth’s climate. The use of natural compounds like CO2 is an effective counter-measure.
Espionage, sabotage and blackmailing threaten commercial enterprises as well as governmental agencies when all computer systems are interconnected. Countering this is complex and challenging, but possible.
What actually is NOx, and is this gas a climate-change sinner? And where does ozone come into the picture? SINTEF- scientist Mario Ditaranto, an expert on combustion, provides all the answers on flue gases.
Researchers may have found the smallest life forms on Earth. The bacteria they found are much smaller than scientists thought possible.
The British-born Pauline Braathen has given US $5 million to establish a new centre at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU. The Kavli Foundation has matched this donation with NOK 50 million so that the new centre will receive a NOK 100 million grant.
Scientists regularly use computer models to understand complex problems, from predicting the weather to designing boats and automobiles. Now they are also using this approach to better understand the human body — including the causes behind high blood pressure.
“With automated construction, you can just go in and change one parameter, and suddenly the whole design adapts to the change.”
Smoke-divers are exposed to high temperatures, physical exhaustion and stress. A new sensor system lets them know when the body has had enough.
Norske forskere har utviklet den første sensor i verden som kan finne enkeltpartikler i en blodprøve.
Collision. Fire. Accidents. Chaos. In a rescue operation, it’s no use trying to communicate via a small mobile phone display. But a jacket – now you’re talking!
Millions of people suffer permanent disabilities simply because they are poor. Norwegian experts say they are overlooked in the fight against poverty.
Monday morning and you’re in a hurry. On your way out, you check your pockets. Money. Mobile phone. Where are the car keys? A quick text message, and the keys let you know that they are under the papers on the dining table.
The next generation of industrial robots is just around the corner. They will be able to see, remember and make their own decisions.
Price pressure leads to “cowboy” contracts and poor working conditions in service jobs in the construction and cleaning industries.
Turn on your tablet, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and say hello to the psychologist in our living room.
You go to bed with white, freshly painted walls and wake the next morning to find the living room black with soot!
International Research Project: Why are so many Indian IT workers getting sick, and what can be done to prevent it?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more treatable than previously thought. A novel method has shown to be remarkably effective.
The genes have spoken: your dinner plate should be divided into three, and you should eat six times a day.
An vehicle-based computer alert system that warns of moose on the road causes motorists to react quickly. Roadside warning signs just don’t have the same effect.
China is often accused of supporting totalitarian regimes in Africa. But the United States arms far more African dictatorships than China does.