Articles

Published Feb. 15, 2019 8:58 AM

Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful.

Published Feb. 14, 2019 9:45 AM

Fraudsters who cheat on their taxes, launder money or con insurance companies are facing uncertain times. New statistical methods are increasing the likelihood that they will be caught.

Published Feb. 6, 2019 12:11 PM

In ten years, computers will be able to propose the most suitable cancer treatment for you. The idea is to simulate how all possible combinations of existing cancer treatments will work on your particular tumour.

Published Feb. 6, 2019 9:00 AM

The chance of major ship disasters at sea can be reduced by statistical methods. The trick is to interpret the large amounts of data streaming in from the many sensors in the ship, making it possible to sound the alarm on time.

Published Aug. 30, 2017 12:03 PM

In cooperation with NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, scientists at the University of Oslo are now set to reveal the mysteries of physics in the atmosphere by launching eleven rockets.

Published Apr. 25, 2017 8:19 AM

The professor whose face is emblazoned on the Norwegian 200-kroner banknote was forgotten for nearly 60 years. Today he is considered one of Norway’s greatest researchers ever.

Published Apr. 24, 2017 5:17 PM

Burial mounds may equally well mark the tomb of a house as that of a human, archaeologist argues.

Published Mar. 28, 2017 12:32 PM

200ノルウェークローネ紙幣に肖像が採用されたほどの著名であったのに、60年近く忘れられていたこの教授は、今日、ノルウェーの名だたる科学者の一人と評価されています。

Published Mar. 21, 2017 10:13 AM

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks.

Published Mar. 2, 2017 2:52 PM

Inequalities are increasing globally. Millions of people work for an income that does not provide them with a living, and welfare states and trade unions are under pressure. A basic wage that increases in line with economic progress can reverse this development, according to two leading economists.

Published Mar. 2, 2017 2:51 PM

– There are better ways for a poor country to use its vital tax revenues to ensure sustainable Development.

Published Jan. 30, 2017 5:11 PM

We waste enormous amounts of electricity from the wind and sun. Intelligent machines and large batteries will put an end to that Waste.

Published Aug. 25, 2016 12:17 PM

Daily samples of baby poo taken throughout a full year will reveal how the bacterial community changes in the gut of infants.

Published Aug. 16, 2016 3:58 PM

Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world’s fastest computers in order to be able to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria spread.

Published May 12, 2016 8:55 AM

Solar storms can paralyse modern communications. Researchers will now launch a swarm with rockets to find out why. Their goal is to develop better space weather forecasts.

Published Feb. 17, 2016 8:09 AM

Норвежский закон защищает причинителя вреда: Норвегия не берет на себя ответственность за разливы нефти, которые дрейфуют с морскими течениями и достигают русского северного побережья. Результатом этого может стать нарушение экосистем.

Published Feb. 1, 2016 11:03 AM

Norwegian law protects those who pollute: Norway does not take responsibility for oil spills that are transported with the ocean currents and hit the northern coast of Russia. Ecosystems may be destroyed as a result.

Published Feb. 1, 2016 8:53 AM

Many glaciers on Svalbard behave very differently from other glaciers worldwide. They advance massively for some years and then quickly retreat – and then remain quiescent for fifty to a hundred years – before they once again start to advance.

Published May 27, 2015 10:19 AM

Nowadays, Schubert’s music sounds differently compared to 200 years ago. To find out why, the body language of pianists is now being analysed.

Published May 5, 2015 9:23 AM

A completely new type of mathematical logic from the University of Oslo has the potential to improve intelligence services worldwide. The US Army has already expressed keen interest.

Published Mar. 2, 2015 10:56 AM

Bacteria that talk to one another and organize themselves into biofilms are more resistant to antibiotics. Researchers are now working to develop drugs that prevent bacteria from communicating.

Published Feb. 26, 2015 11:41 AM

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.

Published Feb. 8, 2015 4:45 PM

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.

Published Feb. 4, 2015 8:39 AM

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

Published Feb. 2, 2015 11:19 AM

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.