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Neutron star riddle solved

New theoretical calculations show how quickly rotating neutron stars – millisecond pulsars – slow down when they no longer attract matter from their companion stars.

The physics of cross-country skiing

You don’t need a science degree to grasp the physics of Nordic skiing. And even physics nerds need more glide when kicking forward on cross-country skis.

Growing bones from seaweed

Artificial hips would not be quite so artificial, if researchers succeed in developing living bone mass.

See early physics instruments

Scientific instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries are now on exhibition in Norway. See photos here.

Meet Earth's twin planet

All eyes and all telescopes are set on a newly-discovered planet which is strikingly similar to ours.

New key to better drugs

Researchers have uncovered an important mechanism that will result in more effective drugs.

Bright idea brings quantum computers closer

Super-quick quantum computers have come a step closer after researchers have discovered a simpler way to store data in atoms.

Thorium from Telemark

Mines have been in operation at Ulefoss in Norway’s Telemark County since 1650. Now the next generation of nuclear power plants can make the mining of thorium profitable here. But first of all deposits have to be mapped better.

Big Bang mission relies on Danish technology

Danish researchers will supply crucial technology for a new mission to find evidence for the Big Bang theory. The mission requires technology that can measure distances of five million kilometres with the precision of a picometre – that's 0,00000000001cm.

Galaxy clusters support Einstein’s relativity theory

Cosmologists have used distant galaxy clusters to put Einstein’s relativity theory to the ultimate test. The theory passed with distinction.