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.

Capturing false hormones

27.08.2014They damage our ability to reproduce, and they pollute the natural environment. Yet chemicals known as hormone mimics can be found in consumer goods. Eventually they end up in...

"We know that hormone mimics are harmful to us, and that they don’t break down naturally, says Per Stenstad at SINTEF. They accumulate in waste water and soil". Photo: Thor Nielsen.

Preventing air accidents

25.08.2014A Norwegian, satellite-based system aims to ensure that helicopters and light aircraft are prevented from colliding with power lines and other obstacles.

Collisions between light aircraft and helicopters and high voltage cables represent ten percent of aircraft accidents in Norway. Photo: Øyvind Nordahl Næss.