Microorganisms that live in the depths of an oil reservoir can withstand such extreme conditions they can be used in harsh chemical processes.
Energy and environment
Three climate researchers talk about the latest report from Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC). In English, French and Italian.
Norway ought to put more effort into building floating wind turbines in the ocean, says Professor Lars Sætran at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
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?
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.
Mobile phones that bend, self-powered nanodevices, new and improved solar cell technology and windows that generate electricity are but a few of the potential products from the union of semiconductors and graphene.
The population of the world’s cities is growing by 60 million people a year. What can urban planners do?
What happens when animals in harsh environments are exposed to extreme weather? Scientists found that extreme icing caused widespread die-offs in one arctic animal community. Climate change may cause more such extremes.
Researchers at NTNU have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties.
Growing and producing food make agriculture and food consumption among the most important drivers of environmental pressures, including climate change and habitat loss.