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Landing on icy runways made safer with Mathematics and Big Data

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.

CINPLA-forskere: Mattis Wigestrand, Kristian Lensjø, Elise Holter Thompson, Marianne Fyhn, Torkel Hafting, Anders Malthe-Sørenssen.

Long-term memories protected by tiny "fishnets" in the brain

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.