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.

Testing the “safety alarm 2.0″

08.10.2014If scientists get their way, we will soon be able to measure grandma's acceleration. If she has a fall, that is.

Skjoldvor Måsøval, resident at the Laugsand day care centre, is helped by a scientist to adjust the belt that will trigger an alarm if she is unlucky and falls. Photo: Kjersti Fikse Ness...

Getting the Chinese to work in teams

02.10.2014Norwegian companies have been less than successful at developing software abroad. But now the answer is on its way.

The one-child policy in China puts children under the continuous 'leadership' of their parents and teachers, and this makes it difficult to integrate employees into effective, agile teams...