More electricity from the sun

03.09.2014Ultra-efficient solar cells, based on cheap materials, could be here in a few years.

With financial support from the Research Council of Norway, SINTEF and the University of Oslo are developing technology that can make tomorrow’s solar cells twice as efficient as today’s. Photo...

September 1st : The 75-year anniversary of the Towing Tank

01.09.2014The Towing Tank at Tyholt was officially opened on September the 1st, 1939.

Watch the film about the history of the Towing Tank.

Tomorrow’s degradable electronics

20.11.2014Norwegian researchers are developing electronics that disappear to order.

SINTEF researcher Geir Uri Jensen demonstrates successfully completed components containing magnesium circuits designed to transfer energy. These are soluble in water and disappear after a few hours...

Machine vision for catch quality assurance

10.11.2014Robots equipped with machine vision enable us to classify catches on board vessels with high levels of accuracy – saving fishing crews time and money.

These nets can be as much as one kilometre in circumference when deployed, and a single cast can result in a catch of up to 1000 tonnes. This is an enormous volume of fish, and means that the margins...