New research into the use of composite materials aims to reduce bridge costs and provide more durable wind turbines
Bridges constructed with fibre reinforced polymers (composites) may become a familiar sight in Europe if a new pan-European research project achieves its objectives. The project also aims to provide more durable and reliable wind turbines.
Researchers are hunting microplastic with jellyfish
In the innovative EU project GoJelly, researchers are working to solve the micro-plastic challenge by using nature itself.
Salmon delivered by hyperloop and mail by drone?
Research scientists have been gazing into their crystal balls. These are the technological trends that will affect the transport systems of the future.
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFO) –While Waiting for True Artificial Intelligence
Unlike the fully grown human nervous system, a rapidly developing technological counterpart is still in its early infancy – Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing (DFO).
Artificial intelligence and big data in the petrochemical sector – probing and imaging technology: then and now
This article will discuss in particular how advances in measurement and sensing capabilities will promote the next innovation in the petrochemical industry. Following the shale oil revolution, the next breakthrough will be the generation of ideas about how to improve oil recovery efficiency and automation, which in turn will lead to cost savings and less expensive oil production.
Advice from Norway for the world’s largest hydropower producer
When China wants to exploit its hydropower resources, they can ask Norwegian researchers for advice. It is now possible for hydropower companies in China to read the handbook for environmental design of regulated rivers in their own language.
Fibre-reinforced plastic may reduce the costs of bridges
They are lightweight, strong, and resistant to corrosion and decay. In the future, bridges in Norway could be made of fibre-reinforced plastic elements, which extend their lifespans and reduce life cycle costs.
Innovative vortex-induced vibration test rig launched
SINTEF has designed and manufactured the test rig that mainly will be used for full scale vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) testing of risers and other type of cylindrical structures.