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Three of our contributing researchers talk about the challenges we face. Photo: Thinkstock

A global challenge

Three climate researchers talk about the latest report from Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC). In English, French and Italian.

Katja Kim, a PhD candidate working with NTNU's Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology programme (SAMCoT) prepares a metal plate for her ice collision experiments. Photo: Katja Kim

Crash course

As the Arctic Ocean’s summer ice cap melts away, new trans-Arctic shipping routes will open and see a growing amount of shipping traffic. But what’s the best way to protect ships and other ocean structures if they crash into icebergs?

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Learning from algae

By controlling the sex life of algae, scientists can promote the properties they want.

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Secrets of the High North

The Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard offers scientists the chance to investigate some of the most intriguing – and perplexing – puzzles facing the high north.

Illustration: Alexander Somma | Helmet Films & VFX Infinite, 3D Head Scan by Lee Perry-Smith. Based on a work at Infinite-Realities.

Choking on their own growth

The population of the world’s cities is growing by 60 million people a year. What can urban planners do?



Semiconductors grown on graphene

Researchers at NTNU have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties.

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New renewable energy

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

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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.

Illustration: Matthias Kulka/Scanpix Norway

The 80 per cent solution

By recycling used water, we can live with just a couple of buckets of fresh, clean water a day, while the rest of our water will come from recycled sources.