Using technology to map ice algae
Life is thriving in the Arctic beneath ice. At the base of the food web is Ice algae. They are an important food source for life in the arctic sea, and flourish in this extreme environment. Modern technology gives us exciting possibilities to learn more about them and how they have adapted to their environment.
Birds and bugs: Trapping and tracking the vital insect food for young birds
Spring has turned into summer quickly and the insects which are vital food for bird chicks are here. While recent studies have drawn attention to dramatic declines of entire insect populations, little is known about consequences for other species depending on insects for food, including many birds, which may face the same plight.
The Kavli Prize to pioneers in Electron Microscopy!
Congratulations to the four researchers who were awarded the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience on Wednesday 27 May 2020!
Harald Rose, Max Haider, Ondrej Krivanek and Knut Urban received the Kavli Prize for realizing sub-Ångstrøm imaging and chemical analysis in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) using aberration correction. Their work makes it possible to “see” atoms.
PhD life abroad in the time of Corona
How is it to be a PhD student at NTNU, working abroad during the corona situation? Carine Lausselet describes her new work days from home in Australia, month by month. Who am I? I am Carine Lausselet from Switzerland. I started my PhD in the…
PhD life in the time of Corona
How is it to be a PhD student at NTNU during the corona situation? Cristina Maria Iordan describes her new work days from home, since the university campus closed. Who am I? My name is Cristina Maria Iordan and I am originally from Bucharest, Romania,…
Removing sticky droplets and making super repellent surfaces
NTNU research has come closer to making a surface that is self-cleaning even when there is strong humidity. To achieve this, we have combined pyramidical structures with nanowire structures in the nano lab.
What does a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist do?
In the fight against the coronavirus and to help infected and sick patients, biomedical laboratory scientists are a very important resource. But what exactly does a bio engineer do?
Digital simulations and smart solutions for a better world
Simulation technology has been used for years to train everyone from surgeons to astronauts. But there is only one university in Norway that offers a master’s programme in simulation and visualization: NTNU in Ålesund. Students who choose this 2-year international master’s programme become experts…
Will fish survive rising and more extreme temperatures?
Climate change is increasing average and extreme temperatures globally. In order to predict how fish might be impacted, we first need to understand fundamental aspects of their thermal biology.