Japan is at the forefront of building all kinds of different robots, from industrial machines to robots that look like humans and can talk to us. The only purpose for these humanoid robots is to make us happy.
Global climate change is causing Arctic sea ice to melt at an accelerating rate, increasing the ability of ships and other structures to travel though Arctic waters. But even as they melt, some sea ice structures actually get stronger.
Scientists striving to recreate the 500-year-old technique of mint masters found their solution in a boiled calf’s head and good beer.
It weighs six tons, is 10 metres long, and is proving its usefulness in protecting the new government quarter, floating tunnels along Norway’s west coast and numerous other precious contraptions on a daily basis.
The Nordic Five Tech, an alliance of the leading technical universities in the Nordic countries, celebrated its tenth anniversary this June with a high level summit to plot a strategy for its next decade. There was talk of horses, cars, and swimming robot snakes.
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world. Every seven seconds a person dies because of diabetes. Researchers have uncovered the role of a key hormone that might allow the development of new treatments for the disease.
Ocean dumping of munitions from WWII was common in Norway and along the European coast. Some of these bomb dumps offer a natural living laboratory where biologists can study cold-water coral reefs.
Representatives from Japanese and Norwegian universities, research institutions, government agencies and industries interested in polar issues will gather in Tokyo in early June to present research results and build partnerships.
The Arctic is set to be a 21st century boomtown, as summer sea ice melts away, opening the area to increased trans-Arctic shipping and oil and gas development. A new understanding of Arctic coastal erosion offers clues to how to best protect the docks and other infrastructure this development will bring.
Norwegian students want to start farming and selling insects as food. But it may take some time before Norwegian families begin to include grasshoppers in their Friday night dinners.
Last year German company Dräger bought the SINTEF spin-off GasSecure. The price was 50 million euros.
With Norway as a case study, a first-ever effort to quantify the benefits of recycling food waste versus preventing it shows prevention is the best policy. But Norway continues to invest significant funds in biogas facilities for food waste recycling.
Composer Bertil Palmar Johansen calls the rats Gjertrud and Hjørdis “rock-and-roll rats” because they’re so cool. They also star in a new art video about neurological research. The music to the video is built on the sound of brain cell signals from May-Britt Moser’s rats.
Men are clearly more jealous of sexual infidelity than emotional infidelity. The opposite is true for women.
It took two students just two months to figure out how to control a drone using brainwaves.
By 2020, ports around the world will be implementing strict emission standards for ship exhaust. A small spinning steel sponge may be the solution for the shipbuilding industry.
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.
With the help of new 3-D technology, you can dive underwater and swim with farmed salmon.
Bats fly at night to avoid being eaten by birds of prey. Despite poor visibility, darkness and ambient noise, bats capture their prey with amazing precision.
If testing goes well, an invention that helps save fuel in ships may soon be in production, with the support of the British industry.
Imagine that everything in your mind had been erased, and you had to learn everything all over again. What would that process be like?
A new report reveals that 76 percent of children and adolescents who live in Norwegian child welfare institutions have serious psychiatric diagnoses. Only 38 percent report that they receive appropriate psychiatric help. One youngster was moved 25 times under the direction of Norway’s Child Welfare Services.
When racers are chasing hundredths of seconds, the difference between winning and losing is tiny. The type of fabric and seam locations can determine whether a cyclist makes it onto the podium or not
Researchers with NTNU’s Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology centre don’t just study health, safety and environment (HSE) issues in their research in the High Arctic – they live HSE first hand. That first-hand experience makes industry safer, and protects the Arctic’s fragile environments.