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Self-repairing subsea material

Embryonic faults in subsea high voltage installations are difficult to detect and very expensive to repair. Researchers believe that self-repairing materials could be the answer.

Tomorrow’s degradable electronics

Norwegian researchers are developing electronics that disappear to order.

Diagnosing arthritis with a colour scan

An easily used screening tool shines new light on how to detect arthritic inflammations.

Small steps toward the colonisation of space

Norwegian scientists will cultivate food plants on the Space Station

Lengthy can-do list for colour camera

Nuances of colour reveal environmental toxins, precious minerals or missing persons. Hyperspectral cameras are a niche product with multiple functions.

Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

While Facebook wants to make the world’s best online games using the Oculus Rift headset, researchers are using the same set-up to help teach nurses how to communicate better.

Super-rich rarely start from scratch

The most prosperous business tycoons in Norway have usually had well-heeled parents. Bulging pockets tend to be a bigger initial asset than visionary talent.

Record number of companies seeking tax deduction for innovation projects

The figures show that innovation activity among Norwegian companies is on the rise.

Plastic solar cells see the light of day

In the future, you may be able to buy solar cells for your roof from a roll, by the metre.

Plans underway to power up with kites

Flying generators running on wind power can revolutionise the green energy sector. A Norwegian project has made a lot of headway.