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Apps for science geeks

Apps can teach us about anything from the cells in our bodies to the most distant stars in our universe. ScienceNordic has asked three researchers to name some of their favourite science apps.

Drawing heat from hell

Water near glowing magma is so hot and under such high pressure that it has ten times the energy of normal geothermal sources. Can the Icelanders make use of this heat from the underworld?

3D radar study of northern lights

The atmosphere is electric high above us. Now scientists want to see the stream of particles that make up the Aurora Borealis – in 3D.

The gentle drone

Not all un-manned aircraft are prowling military predators. Drones can also be deployed to chart ice fields and pollution, or locate people who’ve fallen overboard from ships.

A murky glass mystery

Discovered by accident, it's useful as a window coating. When the sun shines, this compound gets darker. But why? Scientists have yet to find out.

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.

New material for solar cells

The raw materials are abundant, cheap and environmentally friendly. Metal hydrides can represent the next breakthrough for solar power.

How to see through rock

It’s costly to drill deep into the ground for thermal energy. So you may want to know what’s going on down there. Mathematicians can help.

New European genome HQ to create genome atlas

The opening of a new international genome research centre in Copenhagen marks the kick-off to an ambitious research project, which could lead to a cancer vaccine.

Mobile taggers

Somebody is tagging. Not with spray-paint, mind you, but with microchips. Cell phones are learning to listen, talk and pay at a short distance.

Texting with your eyes

You will soon be able to control your smartphone screen and write text messages using your eyes.

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.

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