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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.

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!

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.

Cold war against hydrates

Researchers are on the brink of a breakthrough. They want to prove that oil can be transported from the bottom of the ocean in bare steel pipes – without insulation or warming devices. This smells of money.

Putting a face on hydrogen

Scandinavian-designed hydrogen filling stations will soon be in use in Iceland. The pump is designed to tell consumers they’re purchasing an environmentally friendly product.

Shifting sculptures

An unusual marriage between robotics and engineering sciences has given birth to a new kind of art: interactive sculpture that moves and changes the way it looks in response to people and its surroundings.

Underground in New York

Norwegian scientists are key figures in the first major expansion of New York’s subway system since 1930.

A dollar a week

They have given us nerves, anxiety, paranoia, psychosis, depression, phobia and various derangements. The list of miseries is long, from birth trauma via bed-wetting and many mid-life crises to potency problems and Alzheimer’s disease. Finally, psychologists have come up with findings on something nice – happiness.

Do you see the pattern?

How does pattern recognition make sure that the bottle bank pays out the correct refund, that the farmer sprays only the weeds in his fields, and that Hydro Aluminium saves money?

Looking through you

This is how doctors are looking inside your body in the operating theatre. The technique enables doctors to use keyhole surgery for cancer operations that would otherwise require major surgery.