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  • 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.
  • Finding a good home for dementia sufferers

    Small serviced housing projects and dementia villages might provide a more normal life for dementia patients than nursing homes and institutions?
  • Be lightning smart!

    During thunderstorms, when Thor the God of Thunder starts wielding his hammer, SINTEF researchers know exactly what you should and shouldn't do if you want to keep safe.
  • Documenting how dementia sufferers benefit from GPS

    A new study of 200 dementia sufferers in Norway reveals that almost all experience greater peace of mind and do more physical activity when using GPS devices.
  • Solar cells in the roof and nanotechnology in the walls

    It isn't cars and vehicle traffic that produce the greatest volumes of climate gas emissions – it's our own homes. But new research will soon be putting an end to all that!
  • The less educated are less satisfied with health services

    Norwegians who have only completed primary school tend to be less satisfied with the national health service than their more highly educated compatriots, finds a recent study.
  • Smokeless tents

    From next summer cruise tourists taking excursions in Norway to sample Sami culture can look forward to an even more pleasant experience in the traditional lavvo tents.

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