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Electric bikes score well in head injury test

Swedish researchers have used crash-test dummies to determine whether head injuries from accidents vary according to bicycles types.

Mustard oil could soon replace rapeseed oil

New research shows that mustard could be an attractive alternative to rapeseed oil—the world’s third largest oil crop.

Why you automatically begin to run when you are in a hurry

New research shows why the legs change from walking to running when we need to hurry up. The research can be used to help people with paralysis and to create super soldiers, say scientists.

Buying new football boots? Here’s what to look for according to scientists.

When you buy a new pair of football boots the only thing that matters is whether or not they fit. Special features will not make you a better player, say scientists.

How should we regulate GMOs?

Regulation of GMOs must accommodate both scientific developments and public perception of the risks associated with biotechnology.

Norwegian researchers are making super-efficient solar cells

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks.

Are all your worries about Artificial Intelligence wrong?

AI will make us all healthier, wealthier, and happier. But we should not let machines make the decisions that only a human should.

Driverless busses coming to a street near you

Tests are underway in Stavanger, but new laws have to be drafted and passed before self-driving busses can actually take to the streets. The Norwegian Government will probably give them the green light this year.

Human organs-on-chips may one day replace animal testing

Scientists have developed more than ten different human organ chips, including devices to mimic critical functions of the lungs, kidneys, intestines, liver, and bone marrow. Eventually this technology could render animal testing obsolete.

Scientists fling bacteria’s “black box” wide open

A new “genome-meter” will allow scientists to quickly identify the bacteria that live in waste water treatment plants, reducing the need for chemicals to clean our waste water.

Hunting for the “quantum limit”

Lasers, encryption, and the boundaries of “reality.” Follow ScienceNordic as we enter the world of quantum physics.

Birth control app invented by physicists gets EU approval

A mobile app is now officially certified as a contraceptive by a European regulatory body. Studies show it is as effective as the contraceptive pill.