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Published Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM
All heavy elements are created in gigantic supernova explosions. Now scientists are competing to create the world's heaviest element in a laboratory. Production time: less than one atom per month. Lifetime: a few modest microseconds.
Published Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM
In order to find the chemical properties of super-heavy elements, chemists must conduct one of the world's most demanding chemical experiments in a matter of seconds. In this effort, the University of Oslo is at the global cutting edge.
Published Nov 9, 2011 12:00 AM

Over half of all the energy in the world is lost as useless waste heat. Much of this heat loss can now be converted to electricity.

Published Aug 30, 2011 12:00 AM
Many have believed that inflammation can lead to cancer. On the contrary, University of Oslo researchers have now found that inflammation can fight cancer. This means that in the future, cancer may be treated with inflammation-promoting immunotherapy.
Published Aug 30, 2011 12:00 AM
Radiation can make cancer cells resistant to radio- and chemotherapy. University of Oslo researchers have now figured out how resistance can be switched on and off.
Published Aug 30, 2011 12:00 AM
Researchers at the University of Oslo have discovered a substance which can fight obesity. The pharmaceutical industry is interested and the potential market value is estimated to a billion dollars per year.
Published Aug 30, 2011 12:00 AM
Some diabetic patients receive no warning before they pass out from low blood sugar. A modern sweat meter could alert patients in time. Biathletes and ME patients might also benefit from the sweat meter.
Published Mar 7, 2011 12:00 AM
It is possible to buy and sell cold, heat, rain and snow on the Chicago Stock Exchange. A professor in stochastic analysis has found the optimal formula for reducing the risk of storm shopping.