Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The downside of biodiesel fuel

The oil industry believes biodiesel is not to blame for problems that Norwegian car owners are experiencing. But the nature of the fuel means that it has to be handled differently than regular petroleum-based ...

date3 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
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Recycling aluminium, one can at a time

Producing pure aluminium from ore accounts for as much as 1 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Recycling is the best way to reduce that carbon footprint – but manufacturers and recycling ...

dateMay 01, 2015 in Engineering
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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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Researchers grow semiconductors on graphene

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors ...

dateSep 10, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Desperate fishwives

Breeding is on their minds as the mating season draws to an end. Guys drop dead by the hour, making goby girls go all out in their hunt for a mate to father their offspring.

dateMay 02, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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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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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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