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Making greener ship propellers

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

Think twice about quick decision-making

Some people have a strong need to make decisions quickly. However, a high need for closure may lead to decisions that are based on poor judgment, warns researcher at BI Norwegian Business School.

Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

While Facebook wants to make the world’s best online games using the Oculus Rift headset, researchers are using the same set-up to help teach nurses how to communicate better.

Video: Understanding climate change in Greenland

During the summer of 2014 lecturers from the University of Bergen and colleagues from North America, brought a group of international PhD students to the remote town of Qeqertarsuaq in Greenland to study the dynamics of global warming at first hand.

Pension assets should be invested in funds

Today's pension system in Norway is unsustainable over time. The solution is to switch to investment in funds.

Plant based vaccines are medicine of the future

Norwegian researchers are trying to develop a life saving vaccine against dengue fever, which is currently hitting Asia hard with some of the worst outbreaks for decades.

From genetically modified tobacco plants to medicine for Ebola

A commitment to global health and out-of-the box thinking prompted Professor Charles Arntzen to develop a medicine for Ebola from genetically modified tobacco plants.

Creating eco-engines for sustainable shipping

The world’s 15 largest vessels pollute more than all the planet’s cars combined. Researchers are now at work to create engines driven by renewable energy.

Children of immigrants choose gender equality

The Norwegian-Pakistani daughters are raised by stay-at-home mothers in gender traditional homes. But following in their mothers footsteps is not an option. Even after having children, they return to their paid jobs.

From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize

Two neuroscientists in Norway started their research in a university bomb shelter, and then went on to build a world-class laboratory and win the Nobel Prize.
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