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Robots that look like us

VIDEO: Japan is at the forefront of building all kinds of different robots, from industrial machines to robots that look like humans and can talk to us. The only purpose for these humanoid robots is to make us happy.

Speed warning system saves lives and reduces emissions

Using a speed warning system in Norway could reduce both the average speed of vehicles and their emissions, concludes a recent report. Lower speeds also lead to fewer fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.

Young cancer survivors have twice the risk of suicide

Survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had a more than two-fold increased risk of suicide compared to their non-cancer peers.

How this weed has spread all across the world

This highly allergenic plant - native to North America - is now on all continents except Antartica. A researcher explains why this is the case.

Fish guts don't have to be thrown out

Usually fishers keep the filet and discard the rest of the fish into the ocean - resulting in tonnes of unused resources. But researchers have found a way to make use of the entire by-product.

"Climate change needs to be adressed locally, not globally"

The historic UN climate agreement has entered into force. But a Norwegian Professor has little confidence in the agreement.

Good school buidlings make for better students

But despite this positive effect, school buildings in Norway are in a state of disrepair.

Energy savings in shopping centres

Shopping centres are major energy consumers with significant opportunities for savings. Researchers are currently checking the impact of savings made on lighting and air-conditioning at the City Syd centre in Trondheim.

Heart disease – more serious for women?

On average, women live longer than men. But for women with cardiovascular disease who undergo open-heart surgery, it’s different.

"They don’t treat Norwegian prisoners like that"

Romanians and Roma report experiences of racism and discrimination in Norwegian prisons. They often claim that they are not provided opportunities to which they have a rightful claim.
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