Fear and dread in the Norwegian landscape

Norwegians generally have a good relationship with nature. But if you’ve seen any Norwegian horror movies, you might have a different impression. An important characteristic of these films is that the Norwegian landscape is fully developed as an element of the horror.

Silence as a superpower

Silence is not an empty space. It has its own purpose, both in psychotherapy and in music. Olga Lehmann is working to build a theory of silence.

Dette er noe av det forskerne håper på å finne. Kobbermineraler sett i mikroskop. Foto: Kurt Aasly/NTNU.

Charting riches in the ocean depths

The deep sea contains mineral riches that offers a new frontier for research and exploration — and a new way to employ Norway’s deep sea expertise.

New ears from algae

Scientists are using alginate from seaweed to try to get cells to form new body parts.

Stressed-out salmon get sick

Long-lasting stress in farmed salmon makes them more susceptible to diseases. Researchers have now found a simple and reliable method for measuring stress in fish so that it is easier to take action if needed.

Winter is coming — likely with less violence against women

The HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” is driven by an incredibly dedicated and creative fan base that has build a multimedia universe around the TV series and original books. One researcher believes that fans will have helped tone down the amount of violence against women in season six of the TV series.

Kon-Tiki2 expedition in Heyerdahl’s wake

The Kon-Tiki2 expedition aims to both reinforce and challenge Heyerdahl’s theories – and NTNU will gather unique research material from the major oceans that the expedition crosses

May-Britt Moser, Johan Magnus Elvemo og Bertil Palma r Johansen diskuterer "My Running Rat". Foto: Idun Haugan, NTNU
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Rock-and-roll running rats

Composer Bertil Palmar Johansen calls the rats Gjertrud and Hjørdis “rock-and-roll rats” because they’re so cool. They also star in a new art video about neurological research. The music to the video is built on the sound of brain cell signals from May-Britt Moser’s rats.

Project lust and monument building

We build too many new buildings, and don’t take enough care of the ones we have— resulting in monument building and project lust.

NTNU-studenter har utviklet ny app for å gjøre livet tryggere for studenter - og andre. Fra venstre Anders Hua, Jørgen Svennevik Notland, Svein Grimholt og Stian Sandø- Foto: Idun Haugan/NTNU

An app to help you stay safe

A group of student entrepreneurs has launched a new app that sends an alert to other users in the area if you find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Gråbein, skrubb, varg. Det heter gjerne at «kjært barn har mange navn», men når det kommer til ulv er det sprikende meninger om sannhetsgehalten i dette ordtaket. Foto: Thinkstock

Is the “new” Norwegian wolf really wild?

Loved and hated. Admired and feared. Almost wiped out and restored. Wolves have a long and varied history in Norway and trigger strong feelings on both sides of the issue.

Norway can be Europe’s green battery

Norwegian hydropower could make Norway the “green battery” of Europe — not by building new power plants, but by further developing those we have.

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Food on the art menu

You won’t see any paintings at the exhibition by the first International MFA graduates in Trondheim. But the exhibit offers a lot else, including food and healing.

Offshore vindturbiner opererer gjerne under tøffe forhold som krever solid teknologi og robuste operasjoner. Dette er ett av områdene som det nye forskninsgsenteret konsentrerer seg om. Illustrasjon: Bjarne Stenberg, SINTEF

Marine technology for extreme conditions

Tomorrow’s maritime technology must be able to handle extreme conditions during Arctic and deep-water operations. A new research centre designed to develop these technologies holds promise for Norwegian industry.

Et helseteam i Nepal i aksjon med simulatortrening med dukker. Foto: Erik Solligård

Doctor duo designs emergency room triage

Proper and prompt treatment in the emergency room saves lives. With help from Norwegian doctors, a hospital in Nepal has started to sort patients into red, yellow and green categories. The system has made a difference.

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Suit seams affect speed

When racers are chasing hundredths of seconds, the difference between winning and losing is tiny. The type of fabric and seam locations can determine whether a cyclist makes it onto the podium or not

New weapons in the battle against salmon lice

The best weapon in the battle against salmon lice in the Norwegian aquaculture industry has proved to be the use of what are called “cleaner fish”, fish that eat salmon lice. But these fish often die during breeding. Now, researchers have found a way to help the young fish survive.

Rebuilding an orphanage after Typhoon Yolanda

Four NTNU architecture students spent their autumn semester working on rebuilding Streetlight, an orphanage in the Philippines that was destroyed by a typhoon before Christmas last year.

New sea slug species found in northern waters

Scientists have recently found a species of sea slug that has apparently made its way north from the Mediterranean Sea. Sometimes called sea slugs or sea butterflies, these mobile nudibranchs are carnivores that eat coral and jellyfish.

Nano-knowledge can lead to super solar cells

Atomic level changes in nanomaterials are contributing to incredible advances in solar cell and LED technology. NTNU researchers have found a way to design nanowires with a built-in current that will make them even more effective in solar cells.

An acidic ocean may mean less fish

Calanus finmarchicus makes up about 90 per cent of the bottom of the food chain in northern oceans, and is eaten by fish and baleen whales alike, but as the ocean becomes more acidic due to CO2 emissions, populations may decrease dramatically.

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After big oil comes the age of tiny things

When the oil runs out, Norway will have to depend on nanotechnology as its main source of income. Nanotechnology is all about creating custom materials on a tiny scale that allows for incredible possibilities in the real world.