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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.

Depression can lead to work disability

In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women.

Robots – our new underwater “astronauts”

Soon it may be easier to design, plan and carry out infrastructure operations in deep water. The EU project called “SWARMs” aims to achieve this by integrating autonomous vehicles such as ROVs and AUVs.

Turning political pledges into action on climate change

Beginning on 30 November, the nations of the world will gather in Paris to discuss a new global agreement on climate change. But what will it take to transform international political will into real action to curb global warming?

COPD sufferers prescribed most sedatives

New research has revealed that Norwegian COPD sufferers are prescribed even more sedatives than psychiatric patients. The researchers behind the study believe that this is problematic because the drugs in question are addictive and inhibit lung function.

Family’s hereditary cancer gene found

When almost a third of a hundred members of one family had cancer, or were cured of cancer, researchers began to look for a cancer-causing gene in the family. They found it after fifteen years of genetic testing.

New flexible ticketing on buses

Soon you won’t have to worry about how to pay your bus and train fares. All you need is your mobile phone or a bank card.

Training a dog you can trust

There are six breeds of dogs that are illegal in Norway. According to dog training expert Ane Møller Gabrielsen, this ban is not supported by the science.

Listening to roads before construction

They’re going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a ‘noise map’, but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will sound like. Well, soon you can.

Great heights and deep valleys

Some children are more aggressive than others when they have bad experiences. But they are also calmer when life is good.

Intelligent clothing for extreme weather

Norwegian laboratories are developing technical clothing that can “sense” how your body is responding. This will make working under extreme weather conditions safer.

Book detectives solve mysteries of yesteryear

NTNU’s Gunnerus Library in Trondheim contains a number of manuscripts with unknown origins. Using modern technology, researchers aim to find some of these manuscripts’ secrets.

How to be lightning smart

During thunderstorms, when Thor the God of Thunder starts wielding his hammer, researchers know exactly what you should and shouldn’t do if you want to keep safe.