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Mobile apps could save children’s lives

The mobile phone is now being developed into a weapon in the fight against child mortality.

Searching for a better corn

Norwegian farmers have shifted their production toward more wholesome and robust corn varieties – an important contribution to public health.

Creating safer surgery

Surgical procedures save and improve lives worldwide, but the figures on serious complications and deaths are high. The numbers can be reduced.

Skydiving against gambling

Can parachuting help people with a gambling addiction? New research shows that extreme sport athletes have quite a lot in common with gamblers.

The brain’s zoom button

Everybody knows how to zoom in and out on an online map, to get the level of resolution you need to get you where you want to go. Now researchers have discovered a key mechanism that can act like a zoom button in the brain, by controlling the resolution of the brain’s internal maps.

Making plastic out of carbon dioxide

Finnish scientists are using carbon dioxide to create plastic coating for food packaging. They claim that foods would have a longer shelf-life with the new material than with traditional packaging film.

Let the sun organise your photos

Fed up with the chaos in your digital photo collection? New research shows that the sun and the clock can sort out your pictures.

Metal music turns into business

The more credibility you have as a musician, the more commercial opportunities will open up for you. A recent study has looked into how metal musicians create business.

Coming to terms with terror

Norwegians are still in a state of shock. How will the terrorist attacks on July 22 change the country?

Simulation models to determine health of skeletal system

Researchers in Finland are using technical simulation models to simulate the functions of the human body. The method could help in the optimisation of exercise equipment for bones in the hip area.
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