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Kjetil Raaen

When Lag Time Gets You Shot

Do you always get «shot» playing computer games? Do you like a sore loser also blame the equipment? Actually,  rather surprisingly, you might be justified.

Kristine Opsvik Wikene med fire prøveglass: De to til venstre inneholder sukrose og glukose.

- Like killing bacteria with a bulldozer

Two pharmacy scientists have discovered and patented a new type of natural solvents that can be used in bactericidal phototherapy. Now, however, they have discovered that the solvents themselves kill bacteria as effectively as if they were overrun by a bulldozer.

Statoil har deponert CO2 under havbunnen på Sleipner-feltet siden 1996.

Bacteria could detect leaks at carbon capture sites

Bacteria and archaea could be used to monitor stored carbon dioxide (CO2) and convert it into useful products, such as ethanol and acetate, say researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and the University of Oslo. 

Lucia Crespo Campo

In love with nuclear physics

Lucía Crespo Campo asked so many questions in class at UC Berkeley that her teacher asked her to join him at the Lawrence Berkeley lab.

Martin Malmstrøm på fisketur

Cod’s immune system is not special any more

For long we believed that the cod was a freak, who was fresh despite lack of immunity. But new research shows that all codfishes lack this immune component showing that the immune system generally is more flexible than previously thought.

Stokkender parrer seg ofte i vannet, der det ofte skjer at flere hanner kommer løpende for å være med

Rough sex in Duckburg

Ducks are no lovebirds. To call their sex life unromantic would be quite an understatement. If you take a close look at the nest of a mallard duck, you will often find that it contains eggs fertilized by more than one male. So it seems that finding the right father of Duckburg’s Huey, Dewey and Louie could prove a difficult task.

Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, Marianne Fyhn og Gaute Einevoll

Modeling the brain as an electrochemical machine

Today, electroencephalography (EEG) is used to survey the brain of patients with as diverse illnesses as epilepsy, sleep disorders, eating disorders and coma. Researchers at the University of Oslo aim to improve EEG by modeling the human brain as an electrochemical machine.