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A new vessel for the Arctic

A new kind of vessel is being specially designed to tolerate the tough, frigid conditions in the Arctic.

Is artificial turf better than we think?

DOCTORAL WORK – David McGhie: Friction and shock absorption in artificial turf – what are the most important factors in the choice of artificial turf and soccer/football boots?

The archbishop’s mint

The medieval coin workshop found in Trondheim is the world’s best preserved. Now scientists have reconstructed the entire coin-making process.

Ingenious design

Synthetic biology has arrived. At a stroke, gene technologists have become the world’s most significant and controversial designers.

A most unusual cancer patient

One of humankind’s genetic cousins is baker’s yeast. That makes this humble yeast a perfect guinea pig for cancer research.

The thin film

Plant photosynthesis depends on membranes, and human beings would be unable to hear without the eardrum. Could yet another membrane help rescue us from a climatic catastrophe?

Skeleton greenhouse

Artificial hips would not be quite so artificial, if researchers succeed in developing living bone mass.

Looks to Norway

For years, the whole world has looked up to the Japanese industry. Now, Toyota wants to learn about evaluating team organization from Norwegian researchers.

Explosive chemistry in the night sky

How can you cram trickling sprays of gold and a rotating flaming wheel into a little tiny tube – and much later, set it loose to explode in the sky?

New renewable energy

New elastic materials that can generate electricity may help make wave power cheaper to develop.

From poison to palatable

Every night millions of people go to bed hungry. New genetic technology can help us feed the world by making inedible seeds more edible.

The future factory

A one-hundred-year old institution is celebrating its centennial. But what’s the larger historical significance of this milestone?

Energy underfoot

There is a solution for the world’s insatiable energy needs. It is CO2-free and safe. And it’s located right under our feet.

The force from nowhere

NEW PROJECT: New knowledge about Casimir energy, including how the energy changes when the surrounding temperature changes.

Save the planet? Stop eating meat.

Growing and producing food make agriculture and food consumption among the most important drivers of environmental pressures, including climate change and habitat loss.

The health army

They are not professionals, but they are specially trained: A ‘health army’ of foot soldiers saves the lives of children in areas without doctors.