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Big algae surprise in mountain lake

A common type of ocean algae has been found in a lake in the mountains of western Norway. Why are they there?

Nano-level detective

Scientists have created an X-ray detector that can reveal the composition of materials in a fraction of a second.

Old study gives new insight into life expectancy

Almost 16,000 Norwegian men have been monitored over more than four decades to study life expectancy and its links to smoking, blood pressure and obesity.

Video conferencing with improved sound

Increasingly, companies are using video conferencing to save time and money. Less travel is also beneficial to the environment. Now the sound quality can be improved.

Detecting oil spills with satellite

How to discern between a slick of oil pollution and harmless layer of microorganisms from an algal bloom? Bombard it with a radar from a satellite!

How to see through rock

It’s costly to drill deep into the ground for thermal energy. So you may want to know what’s going on down there. Mathematicians can help.

Farmed salmon retains good fats

Norwegian farmed salmon is still a good source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, even though these fish are now fed more vegetable oils than previously.

Lilliputian shop of horrors

Do you cringe at the thought of head lice or intestinal worms? Well, if you were a little creepy thing you would risk something much worse than an itch.

Creating plastics packaging out of wood

A wood fibre only 100 nanometres thick might give us tomorrow’s plastic food packaging.

Calming the fears of expectant mothers

A pregnant woman’s psychological problems do not pass on pre-natally to their offspring as behavioural problems. A mum’s mental health issues that last for years, however, do have an impact on their children’s behaviour.