Award for best energy idea

21.08.2014SINTEF's Tor Haakon Bakken has won an award today that makes him NOK 50,000 richer – for an idea to exploit the energy in household waste hot water.

The award-winner, Tor Haakon Bakken, wants to utilise the energy in all the hot water that you and I pour straight into the sewage system.

SINTEF sets up production plant for fish-fry feed

11.04.2014Live start-feed, cultivated in Trondheim, has enabled large numbers of lobster and tuna fry to survive in tanks. Now, SINTEF is setting up a production plant that will supply...

This test-tube is full of tiny sand-hoppers that are destined to become feed for fry. Research director Gunvor Øie displays the test-tube, watched by research scientist Andreas Hagemann, investment...

Healthy working environment is a salvation

22.08.2014Contract workers in Norway often face the worst and most unpredictable working conditions. But good management and support from colleagues makes these workers more robust.

The researchers emphasise that it is local managers who can have an effect on many aspects of employment relationships and working conditions. They can make a big difference – much more so than the...

Capturing false hormones

14.08.2014They damage our ability to reproduce, and they pollute the natural environment. Yet chemicals known as hormone mimics can be found in consumer goods. Eventually they end up in...

"We know that hormone mimics are harmful to us, and that they don’t break down naturally, says Per Stenstad at SINTEF. They accumulate in waste water and soil". Photo: Thor Nielsen.

Young motorists lack self control

04.04.2014So now we have it in black and white – the emotional centre in young men's brains overrides the area controlling their ability to make rational decisions. This leads to...

Cutting construction time in half

04.04.2014The time between the approval and completion of construction projects is too long. The Speed-Up project aims to address this issue.

Norwegian IT researchers are the best in the world

01.04.2014International IT researchers have limited contact with the industry, and tend to stay in their offices, working on concepts and studies. Norwegian researchers work closely...