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  • How about a Power Road?

    Soon our roads and bridges will be paying back the energy used to build them. Power Roads are on their way!
  • A friendly robot

    Researchers have developed a robot that adjusts its movements in order to avoid colliding with the people and objects around it. This provides new opportunities for more friendly interaction between people and machines.
  • Drilling the world's hottest geothermal well

    There is an infinite amount of energy lying right beneath our feet. It is a renewable and stable energy source – free of CO2 emissions. Researchers will now drill deep into the Earth to extract it.
  • Precision injections of Botox into migraine "centres"

    Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and user-friendliness.
  • Depression can lead to work disability

    In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women.
  • Robots – our new underwater astronauts

    Soon it may be easier to design, plan and carry out operations in deep water.
  • COPD sufferers prescribed most sedatives

    New research has revealed that Norwegian COPD sufferers are prescribed even more sedatives than psychiatric patients. The researchers behind the study believe that this is problematic because the drugs in question are addictive and inhibit lung function.
  • Listening to roads before construction

    Imagine that they're going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a 'noise map', but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will sound like. Well, soon you can.
  • Intelligent clothing for extreme weather

    Norwegian laboratories are developing technical clothing that can “sense” how your body is responding. This will make working under extreme weather conditions safer.
  • Norwegian agri-tech goes global

    Norwegian manufacturers of agricultural technology are now getting active support from researchers. Such companies will benefit from new applications and exposure to a global market.

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