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Breast cancer is routinely overdiagnosed in Norway

For every life saved from breast cancer by the Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused problems.

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.

Student Elise Ramleth Østli og ph.d.-stipendiat Federico Mazzolo.

Super graphene can help treat cancer

Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy. The problem is that this silver coating can break down drugs. Now, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost the effect of chemotherapy.

It pays to replace asphalt

Switching to more durable asphalt could save significant amounts of money on some Norwegian roads — possibly as much as NOK several hundred million a year

Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves

More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves.

Unemployed have poorer health than they report

People without jobs, with less education or little money have the poorest health, but they don’t complain about their health any more than advantaged populations. On the contrary – maybe disadvantaged groups should be complaining more.

How bats fly

Bats fly at night to avoid being eaten by birds of prey. Despite poor visibility, darkness and ambient noise, bats capture their prey with amazing precision.

Jo mer rekkverket og fronten av bilen deformeres, jo bedre for menneskene som sitter inni den. Det sier kollisjonseksperter ved NTNU. Foto: Henrik Sundgård

Creating the perfect collision

To you and me, this might look like a disaster. But Norwegian ski star Petter Northug’s car crash was actually pretty ideal. The materials in the car and guard rail acted just the way they were designed to in order to save the lives of passengers in the car.

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.