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Listening to roads before construction

Imagine that they're going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a 'noise map', but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will sound like. Well, soon you can.

Intelligent clothing for extreme weather

Norwegian laboratories are developing technical clothing that can “sense” how your body is responding. This will make working under extreme weather conditions safer.

Great heights and deep valleys

Some children are more aggressive than others when they have bad experiences. But they are also calmer when life is good.

Students who master two written dialects do better in school

Researchers from neuroscientists to sociologists have spent the last several decades documenting the positive effects of bilingualism on cognitive development in children. But do children who grow up with two closely related written versions of the same language get the same benefits?

How much PCB does your body contain?

The human body contains many contaminants. A new research project shows that data models can replicate measurements of PCB concentrations in individuals, and thus help scientists understand what happens with these contaminants in our bodies.

Siloxanes: Soft, shiny – and dangerous?

For the last decade, Norwegian scientists have had their eyes on the chemicals that make our hair shiny and our skin soft. Siloxanes have greased our daily life for many years, while slowly seeping out into our environment.

Salmon - Norway's most important livestock

Over the course of just a few years, salmon farming has become one of Norway's most important industries. Yet we know little about the salmon. New research raises the fish to its rightful place as one of Norway’s most important livestock.

“Snowball Earth” mystery solved

The deep freeze of the Earth some 650 million years ago was not total.

Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful

China's boycott of Norwegian salmon has affected Chinese consumers more than Norwegian salmon exporters. Importers are finding workarounds, with the Chinese receiving poorer quality and more expensive Norwegian salmon.

Could this be the start of China’s collapse?

China’s economy has grown at record speed. Now the weakening of China’s national currency suggests that the downturn has started.