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Data sharing improves decision making

Indo-Norwegian pilot project demonstrates how open access to biodiversity data can contribute to improved decision making.

Prizes for outstanding research, innovation and communication

The Research Council of Norway’s awards for 2014 have been presented to a world-leading researcher on inner voices, a turbo-charged disseminator who gave a marathon history lecture, and a start-up company seeking to revolutionise the line fishing industry and make it easier for amateur anglers to ca

Making eagle-eyed robots

The robots of the future must be able to see in three dimensions.

The Nordic welfare model is under economic and political pressure

Too many are receiving disability benefit. Too much sickness absence. Too few incentives to work.

Information from 30,000 pregnant women can save lives

“The long term goal is to improve the way that we prevent the diseases that affect a woman’s cardiovascular system,” says one of the researchers.

Encouraging student exchange between Norway and Japan

Major differences in terms of language, culture and semester structures have been barriers in the exchange of students between Norway and Japan. A new report aims to make it easier for Norwegian institutions to co-operate with the Asian science giant.

A new solution to an age-old equation can improve ship efficiency

It’s been well known for 127 years – the V-shaped wake pattern behind a ship moving in a straight line always has the same central angle. Now a Norwegian has discovered that in certain situations, a boat’s wake can actually be found in front of the boat.

How do our brains react when income is distributed?

People prefer to get what they – and others – deserve.

Productive transport research for 10 more years

“Green waves” for lorries at night, congestion charging for trains, and “smart” freight that finds its own travel route. These are a few of the results of the past eight years of transport research under the SMARTRANS programme.

One step closer to quantum computing

Researchers have made a discovery that can be key to the development of faster computers that use less energy.
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