So Norway won more medals at the Winter Olympics than any country ever. But is it equally impressive if we consider the rising number of events, participating countries etc.? We let a statistician take a look at it!
Airline pilots have a difficult task when landing airplanes that can weigh over 60 tonnes, with landing speeds exceeding 270 km/h, on icy runways in winter. To make the landings safer, 16 Norwegian airports have installed information systems that allow the pilots to distribute the braking power between the plane's three available systems in the safest way possible.
Neuroscientists from the University of Oslo are the first in the world to discover that structures on the outside of neurons play an important role in storing long-term memories. The structures look like small fishnets tightly wrapped around neurons, and long-term memories are lost if they are removed.
Despite our better knowledge, physics in schools is still taught from an outdated 19th century point of view. This essay argues for introducing general relativity, a cornerstone of modern physics, to physics students at high school.
Researchers have managed to change the structure of the naturally occurring, marine molecule iodinin in ways that can bring new hope for patients suffering not only from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but also for those suffering from bacterial infections.
We think of oceans as being stable and permanent. However, they move at about the same speed as your fingernails grow.
A new study might explain the climatic changes which influenced the end of the last ice age.
If a material full of pores is soaked in a fluid and another fluid is forced into it, how will the invading fluid displace the other one? It took 30 years to verify the answer, which will be useful for CO2 storage.
This time the band members are not called Paul, John, Ringo and George - or Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland og Michelle Williams.