Preventing hurricanes using air bubbles
Many people have tried to find ways of preventing hurricanes before they make landfall, resulting in the loss of human lives. Norwegian researchers believe that the answer lies in cold bubbles.
How well do solar cells really work in the Nordic climate?
Experiments in SINTEF’s climate lab demonstrate that solar cells work very effectively in Norway in spite of the rain and cold. But there is one thing that owners should be aware of if they want to get the most from the sun’s energy.
Plastic ends up on the ocean floor
According to a new research report, most plastic fragments end up on the ocean floor.
First aid training for young children
The aim of the national campaign “Sammen redder vi liv” (Saving lives together) is to encourage Norwegians to save more lives. Children are included, and researchers have been given the job of ensuring that it succeeds.
This is where tomorrow’s offshore wind technology is being tested
The industry is predicting a bright future for floating offshore wind farms. An entirely new concept has recently been tested in Trondheim.
How the tide turned on plastic
It wasn’t until World War II that plastic products began to be mass-produced as they are today. The war accelerated the need for new technologies, and plastics came to revolutionise the way we live – providing us with durable, mass-produced and inexpensive commodities. They promised men of the 1950s a vision of the future, and their housewives an easier life. And plastics more than fulfilled their promise. Plastic products have been so successful that we are now literally swimming in them.
Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Fisheries
SINTEF Ocean participates in a European research project called SMARTFISH H2020, coordi-nated by SINTEF Ocean in Norway, which aim is to develop technological solutions to an ef-ficient, compliant and environmentally sustainable fishing sector
Researchers are helping elite skiers to hone their performance
Norwegian cross-country skiing is applying science to analyse how its elite athletes exploit their strengths during training and competition. The aims of this sensor-based research are to give skiers valuable advice about training and help them find the perfect pair of skis.