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  • apollon_humor Humour in the 13th century: Laughter and ridicule Feb 26, 2015

    We tend to think of the Middle Ages as grotesque and dreary. However, 13th century elites made use of laughter quite deliberately – and it resounded most loudly when it was at someone else’s expense.

  • beregninger_pest_hode Bacterial DNA from the Black Death found in teeth Feb 8, 2015

    Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in thousands of victims of the Black Death and the major plague epidemics at the end of the Iron Age. The DNA analyses may predict the next plague outbreak.

  • beregninger_hjernen_el Mathematics to reveal the secrets of the brain Feb 4, 2015

    Top researchers will now be using mathematical modelling and heavy computations to understand how the brain can both remember and learn.

  • beregninger_kreft_dna Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer Feb 2, 2015

    Cancer researchers are now using one of the world's fastest computers to detect which parts of the genetic code may cause bowel and prostate cancer.

  • beregninger_kjemi_molekyl The nanomedicines of the future will build on quantum chemistry Jan 29, 2015

    Quantum chemical calculations have been used to solve big mysteries in space. Soon the same calculations may be used to produce tomorrow’s cancer drugs.

  • beregninger_compressedsensingny Medical radiation may be reduced to one-sixth Jan 26, 2015

    One of this century’s most significant mathematical discoveries may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level. This means reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics.

  • 4_mo_libanon1 Sacred sites in Southern Lebanon are losing their value Dec 2, 2014

    Several sacred sites in Southern Lebanon have been lost as a result of the country’s many conflicts. This has created sharper dividing lines between the various religious groups in the region.

  • 4_jernalder_kjortel_forsker Recreating clothes from the Iron Age Nov 26, 2014

    A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a glacier in Breheimen. Now about to be reconstructed using Iron Age textile techniques, it is hoped the tunic will inspire Norwegian fashion designers.

  • 4_roboter_forskere Using 3D printers to print out self-learning robots Nov 12, 2014

    When the robots of the future are set to extract minerals from other planets, they need to be both self-learning and self-repairing. Researchers at Oslo University have already succeeded in producing self-instructing robots on 3D printers.

  • 4_musikk_forskere Music will never be the same Nov 10, 2014

    Thanks to the smartphone and your own body movements, the music you hear can be different each time you listen to it.

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