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.
Cleaning up ship emissions with a steel sponge
The world shipbuilding industry is facing drastically stricter requirements for emissions starting this year, and by 2020 emissions will need to be cut even more. Currently, as many as 60 per cent of the world's ports have ...
Norway could be Europe's green battery
Norwegian hydropower could make Norway the "green battery" of Europe—not by building new power plants, but by further developing the hydropower installations that were built out beginning at the turn of the last century.
Super graphene can help treat cancer
Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy. The problem is that this silver coating can break down drugs. Now, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost chemotherapy's ...
The robot that learns everything from scratch
Two researchers at NTNU have made a robot that learns like a young child. At least, that's the idea. The machine starts with nothing—it has to learn everything from scratch.
Whale tails can make martime transport more efficient
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are testing a model "whale's tail" that can be attached to ships to improve fuel efficiency. NTNU is conducting these tests in the Marintek Towing ...
Is the "new" Norwegian wolf really wild?
Loved and hated. Admired and feared. Almost wiped out and now restored. Wolves have a long and varied history in Norway and trigger strong feelings on both sides of the issue.
Creating the perfect collision
A good car collision should look awful. The more deformed the bumper and front end of the car are, the better. It means that these components have absorbed all of the shock from the collision, leaving the passengers inside ...
Researchers explore opportunities to extract precious metals that lie several thousand metres deep
"There are large unexplored ocean areas, and there is an enormous amount we do not know about them. We actually know more about the moon than the seafloor," says Steinar Ellefmo, an Associate Professor in NTNU's Department ...
New technology allows archaeologists to easily map excavation sites in 3D
Mapping archaeological digs takes plenty of time and a lot of measuring, photographing, drawing and note taking. Now, most of this work can be done with a technique called photogrammetry.
It pays to repave in colder climates
Repaving roads is a costly and complicated process, especially when the road is a critical artery. But new research from Norway shows that switching to more durable asphalt could save significant amounts of money on some ...