Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, commonly known as NTNU, is located in Trondheim. NTNU is the second largest of the eight universities in Norway, and, as its name suggests, has the main national responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers advanced degrees in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture and fine art.

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Preparing communities to tackle extreme weather

Global warming means more extreme weather, everywhere. A new research project is looking at how Norwegian communities - already experienced with harsh weather - are coping with even more difficult weather conditions.

dateApr 16, 2015 in Environment
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Ancient snow patches melting at record speed

Norway is dotted with small glaciers and permanent snow patches that contain all sorts of archaeological treasures, from ancient shoes to 5000-year-old arrowheads. But climate change has turned up the temperature ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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From dried cod to tissue sample preservation

Could human tissue samples be dried for storage, instead of being frozen? Researchers are looking at the salt cod industry for a potential tissue sample drying technology that could save money without sacrificing tissue quality.

dateNov 19, 2014 in Other
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The secret life of the sea trout

Jan G. Davidsen and his graduate students are spies. They use listening stations and special tags they attach to their subjects to track their movements. They follow their subjects winter and summer, day ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Turning humble seaweed into biofuel

The sea has long been a source of Norway's riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researcher hopes to add seaweed ...

dateOct 16, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Sharks contain more pollutants than polar bears

The polar bear is known for having alarmingly high concentrations of PCB and other pollutants. But researchers have discovered that Greenland sharks store even more of these contaminants in their bodies.

dateApr 15, 2014 in Ecology
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