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Medications used in aquaculture should get better scrutiny

Scientists think current evaluations of the risks of chemical substances to combat salmon lice fall short when it comes to long-term effects.

Siloxanes: Soft, shiny – and dangerous?

For the last decade, Norwegian scientists have had their eyes on the chemicals that make our hair shiny and our skin soft. Siloxanes have greased our daily life for many years, while slowly seeping out into our environment.

Making cycling safer for cyclists and drivers

Bicyclists, especially those who commute to work, are neither fish nor fowl: they can ride on the sidewalk, or ride in the road and take their chances with cars. How safely they ride is partly linked to how their peers see safety.

Scientists spread dubious number on debris in seas

Researchers have often said that ten percent of all the plastic manufactured ends up in the oceans. Where did they get that number?

Clay can be used for carbon capture

Ordinary clay can be as good as more advanced materials for capturing carbon dioxide.

Future solar cells will be building materials

Solar cells will soon become integrated into roofing and exterior facade materials. We will save on construction materials and manpower – and save money on our electricity bills too.

The mobile phone as a gateway to electrification

One billion people world-wide have no access to electricity to cook food or light their homes. Despite the technology being in place.

No more recycling blues

Many Norwegians help recycle by placing all their household plastic refuse in special blue plastic bags they get for free from their municipalities. In Romerike, a district on the outskirts of Oslo, smart new machines are making this individual effort obsolete.

Norwegian woods triple since WW2

Norway now has three times as much forest as it did before World War Two. The volume of growth this year will be the equivalent of nearly 100 sacks of firewood per Norwegian.

Making greener ship propellers

A Norwegian invention is reducing the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades.