light under your skin
The days of the scalpel
may soon be numbered –
at least when it comes to examining areas in the upper layers of
the skin. More...
Your daily dose
Some things are better in repeated
small doses rather than in one large gulp. More...
Not just the trees
A forest is more than a collection of
trees. A forest is also nature, culture, religion, work, myths,
history and politics. More...
They are working on one of the European
Space Agency’s challenges: to collect the light from six telescopes
in an optical fibre measuring just 1/50 mm. The goal is to find
signs of life in distant space. More...
last cowboys of the sea
While security on Statoil’s oil
rigs gets top marks, there were Wild West conditions on board the
boats in the company’s service. More...
Experts believe that we can pump CO2,
the most common greenhouse gas, into reservoirs in the North Sea.
It would essentially eliminate one of this century’s problems.
But is largescale CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf
really that straight forward? More...
What do cement floors, earthquakes and
broken cups have in common? A magic number. More...
Six feet under - The
Wintertime may give young salmon a break
from swift currents and keen fly fishermen, but other challenges
of the GSM system
The Swedes and the Finns earn big money
on mobile telephony. But the system they use is Norwegian.
Stopping dangerous trailer skids
A Norwegian invention may reduce the number of fatal accidents
between trailer trucks and cars. More...
Help for headaches
Are you plagued by chronic
headaches? The reason could be
that you stop breathing in your sleep. If that is your problem,
help is available. More...
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Plastic littering the countryside
could soon be a thing of the past.
Researchers have come up with an additive that enables plastic
bags to be quickly decomposed by sun and rain. More...
Different cultures – different risks
Although there is less advanced
technology, more manual work and more people involved in operations,
oil-drilling rigs in South-East Asia have fewer accidents than those
in the North Sea. Why? More...
Dating yellow bruises
When did he really get those
bruises – and how? Optical technology could reveal the answer.
Angles on oil
Oil in hard rock types under
the ocean’s floor can be difficult to find. A new search method
may change all that. More...
Making food from water
Invisible but invaluable: raised in steel tanks, a tiny
marine creature is capable of producing Omega-3 fat, a product in
great demand. More...
Water for the world
AquaLyng manufactures systems that turn seawater into drinking
water. To make these devices more efficient, SINTEF scientists are
working on an improved pre-filter. More...
Mobile phones warm your ear
The temperature in and around
your ear rises when you use a mobile
phone – by at least 2 degrees. More...
One herring, two herring
Counting fish is difficult. But
in the future laser technology may make the task fast and efficient.
Super net keeps Pharaohs in place
Several of the world’s
best known cultural treasures are located in areas prone to earthquakes.
A new metal alloy will secure their existence.
With a little help from SINTEF,
the ski-wax manufacturer Swix has developed a wax that has proved
to be a winner with professional skiers. The secret? Nanoparticles.