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Norwegian agri-tech goes global

Norwegian manufacturers of agricultural technology are now getting active support from researchers. Such companies will benefit from new applications and exposure to a global market.

RV Lance tilbrakte seks måneder i Arktis, forankret til flere isflak, som tillot forskere å gjennomføre en vugge-til-grav studie av havisen i Arktis. NTNU-forskere var blant forskerne om bord. Foto: Åse Ervik
111 days in the ice

Drilling down to understand sea ice

Global warming is upending virtually everything that scientists know about the Arctic ice cap. During the first half of 2015, a multinational team of researchers froze the RV Lance into the Arctic ice to learn more about how this ice has changed. NTNU researchers were among the scientists seeking to learn more about this changing environment.

KM «Amundsen Spirit», ett av mange skip som har Kongsberg Gruppens system installert. Foto: Kongsberg Maritime

The jewel in the crown

“Dynamic positioning” has been hailed as “the jewel in the crown” and Norway’s greatest engineering feat since World War II. But what is it?

Aluminium er ikke bare aluminium. Ulike legeringer og forurensninger gjør det vanskeligere å resirkulere enn du kanskje trodde. Foto: Thinkstock

Recycling aluminium, one can at a time

Producing pure aluminium from ore accounts for as much as 1 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Recycling is the best way to reduce that carbon footprint – but manufacturers and recycling companies will have to plan carefully to avoid problems with impurities that accumulate in recycled aluminium over time.

May-Britt and Edvard Moser with NTNU Rector Gunnar Bovim at a special ceremony celebrating the couple's award of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Photo: Nancy Bazilchuk/NTNU

A village of neuroscientists

2014 NOBEL PRIZE — There’s a proverb – the origins of which are hotly disputed – that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” You could almost say the same thing about groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience, if NTNU’s Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience/Centre for Neural Computation (KI/CNC) is any example.

The Towing Tank's opening ceremony in 1939. Photo: Schrøder, Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum

The Towing Tank turns 75

NTH, Norway’s first technical university and one of the main predecessors to NTNU, SINTEF and MARINTEK, opened in Trondheim in 1910. Just three years later its scientists began to think very big – 170 metres big.

Paul Dommersnes og Jon Otto Fossum har laget mosaikk-kapsler, som kan få betydning innenfor alt fra medisin til malingsproduksjon. Foto: Per Harald Olsen, NTNU

Small capsules, big potential

A conversation between two physicists in a Paris café led to the invention of a novel form of capsules that could be used in medicine, food, household products, cosmetics and paints. Their find has just been published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Norwegian companies can benefit from a new RFID data system developed at NTNU. Photo: Nancy Bazilchuk

Putting RFID technology to work

From Finnish hockey players to London double-decker buses to rhino horns, the humble RFID chip is hard at work. New software can help companies harness the power of this tiny technology.

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Mining ocean treasures

Underwater mining is a growing industry. Norway might be mining gold from 2000 metres below sea level in just a few years.