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HARALD JUSTNES BURNS FOR THE CHINESE ENVIRONMENT – LITERALLY.

The new face of the sea

We have reached the limits of the sea’s ability to sustain fisheries. We have to change our aquaculture practises.

A sensor is born

Advanced sensors are produced in SINTEF’s MiNalab. This image shows […]

Safe on the seabed

We can see what sticks up out of the sea – a big tower with rotor blades that are seventy meters long. But what does it look like underwater?

An ear for success

The idea of an intelligent earplug was conceived over a cup of coffee. Today, this special hearing protection unit is the best of its type in the world.

Basically good?

Experts believe that we can pump CO2, the most common greenhouse gas, into reservoirs in the North Sea. It would essentially eliminate one of this century’s problems. But is largescale CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf really that straight forward?

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?

Energy saving deluxe

Here are Norway’s most energy efficient homes. Total energy consumption? Just over one-third of the national average.

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:

Zero grip for bacteria

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

Measures your walk

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

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.

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.