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Physicists help Team Sky suit up

When the Tour de France kicks off on July, Chris Froome will once again join the competition and fight for victory. But this time, he’ll have the help of Norwegian physicists.

Why some cuckoos have blue eggs

Cuckoo eggs come in a wide variety of colours and patterns, but why?

Why do we fart?

Humans release approximately 73 litres of intestinal gas a year and there is no reason to hold back a fart.

Minority girls are doing well, it's the boys who are struggling

Girls with immigrant background are cheered on by their friends, teachers, parents, and the general society, while their brothers drop out of school.

"Trilobites" that filter and decontaminate

Norwegian researchers have developed a small silicon structure that look like fossil trilobites. The device is designed to separate blood cells and filter minute particles from waste water and brines.

The hated mildew's last struggle?

In a new research breakthrough, scientists have found a natural variant of a gene in wheat that makes it harder for mildew to thrive on the leaves.

You are never too old to exercise

Strength training makes seniors better equipped to tackle aging. And, people over the age of 65 benefit greatly from such training.

Norway’s EV purchasing spree is climate friendly

If every other passenger car in Norway is plugged into the electric network by 2020, Europe will have to produce more electricity – mainly from coal-fired power plants – to meet the demand. But it will be a plus for the climate nonetheless.

Even greener solar power on the way

Europe wants to reduce its needs for raw materials and raise the level of recycling of resources in the solar power industry. If this project is successful, greenhouse gas emissions from solar panel manufacture will fall by 25 to 30 per cent.

Guardrails with inbuilt noise-barriers are on the way

A combined solution offers better protection against traffic noise – and can also benefit two-wheeled road-users.
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