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Magnetic fridge cuts electricity bill in half

Using magnetism to create a cooling effect requires very little energy. It’s also possible to use water instead of harmful greenhouse gases to transport heat and cold.

Climate towers in the Faroes?

An eminent UK engineer has asked the British government to start constructing towers that can spread seawater into the atmosphere. He says the Faroe Islands are an ideal location. Nonsense, says Danish researcher.

Northern biolab for rent

If you have some good bio-tech ideas but no place to test them, you might consider a travel to the far North.

Customers do the work – and love it

Customers are more appreciative of services they have personally participated in producing.

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.

Coffee and potatoes point the way for herring

The herring has much to learn from potatoes and coffee when it comes to marketing and developing new products.

Software innovation: peripheral users are also key players

People at the periphery of a software user community, who also participate in other communities, contribute just as much to innovation as lead users, shows new research.

Top 10: The best copies of Nature (Part 2)

Continuing yesterday's roundup, here are five more examples of how new technologies can be created by copying the science of Mother Nature.

Top 10: The best copies of Nature (Part 1)

Here's the first five of ten examples of how new technologies can be created by copying the science of Mother Nature.

Three brilliant inventions that Denmark ignored

Genial inventions are often surprising. ScienceNordic looks at inventors who did not get the recognition or commercial success they may have deserved.