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Extreme bacteria can photosynthesise in near total darkness

New study explains how some bacteria manage to photosynthesise in very little light. The discovery could lead to improved solar cells.

Space bacteria will produce dinner for Mars astronauts

A group of Danish university students are developing a simple and cheap way for astronauts to produce their own food on Mars.

Finding mushrooms with your mobile phone

Advanced image recognition can scan the forest floor looking for good mushroom locations. And it’s not just a fantasy, say two Norwegian NTNU students.

Big data: necessary but insufficient to understand the brain

OPINION: Neuroscientists should select the data they need, rather than collecting more and more big data, says brain scientist Florian Engert in an interview with ScienceNordic.

Safer with or without a steering wheel in autonomous vehicles?

Taking manual control in critical situations in dangerous. The car has to win passengers' confidence, say Norwegian researchers.

Scientists need your help to build a quantum computer

If you have always dreamed of helping out with a quantum physics experiment, now is you chance. And all you need to do is play a video game.

Why Norwegian drivers are slowing down

Norwegian drivers have been reducing their speeds year by year. Not surprisingly, baby-boomers and their older brothers and sisters are getting the blame. Researchers hit the roads to look into the matter.

Scientists send world’s fastest data signal

Scientists have set a new world record: the largest amount of data, equal to twice the world’s daily Internet traffic, sent through a single fibre cable.

Meet your new physician: Dr Google

OPINION: In theory, internet search engines like Google and Bing can make early diagnoses and may even save lives.

Studying astronaut headaches could help patients on Earth

A cure for headaches and impaired vision may be found by studying astronauts in space as well as patients on Earth.

Creative machines: The next frontier in artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is making huge advances but it still struggles to be creative or collaborate with us.

New satellite will test Einstein’s theory

A new satellite is launched that will test Einstein's general theory of relativity. Alongside it is a miniature satellite, designed and built by students to monitor shipping around Greenland.

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