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Robots in the classroom

The next generation of industrial robots is just around the corner. They will be able to see, remember and make their own decisions.

In Hannibal’s head

Ice cold, hard and emotionless. Such is the psychopath – we think. Until we get a glimpse behind the mask.

Low wages = poor working conditions

Price pressure leads to “cowboy” contracts and poor working conditions in service jobs in the construction and cleaning industries.

Plug-ins for the brain

Scientists are on the hunt for spare parts for our damaged or faltering brains. But is that a future we want?

A bright future – with algae

Algae shells are perfectly constructed to exploit sunlight. These materials may provide efficient and cheap solar cells.

Better rescue in major disasters

Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Forest fires and terror attacks. Norway and the rest of the world must be prepared for catastrophes.

Feed your genes

The genes have spoken: your dinner plate should be divided into three, and you should eat six times a day.

Tears? Forget them!

The first steps have been taken towards rainwear which repairs itself.

Watch out – moose!

An vehicle-based computer alert system that warns of moose on the road causes motorists to react quickly. Roadside warning signs just don’t have the same effect.

Vital channels

These little tubes are in a laboratory at SINTEF Sealab. […]

Gene therapy for ears

Gene therapy may someday in the future replace the use of implants in deaf people. The carrier for this gene medicine may be derived from shrimp shells.

Ocean prophets

These scientists can predict the direction an oil spill will take, or if salmon lice will infect a neighbouring fish farm.

Into the mist

About 40 million people worldwide have dementia, and many more will continue to be diagnosed in the future. How should society meet this challenge?

Digital care

If a car tilts, a sensor beeps, and our mobile phones alert us when the battery gets too low. But who gets notified if grandma falls? Or who checks her blood pressure daily?

See me! Feel me! Touch me!

What exactly happens when we send an SMS or enlarge or shrink images on a mobile screen? And why doesn’t it work if we wear gloves?