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Prestige forliser utenfor spanskekysten i 2003

Did a giant wave provoke an environmental disaster?

Was a giant wave involved in the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige off the Spanish coast? We don't know, but there have been speculations on the possibility of a giant wave due to a phenomenon called crossing sea. Norwegian researchers have participated in a project to estimate the probability of a giant wave.

 Anne Flem Jacobsen og Hedvig Nordeng

– The Placenta is my favourite organ

Back in the day, scientists and the majority of people believed that the placenta was a sort of barrier that protected the foetus from harmful toxins inside the mother’s body. “But today we know that this is completely mistaken. The placenta is more like a leaky strainer”, says Hedvig Nordeng.

Solcelleprøve

World Class Solar Cells

Solar power is the renewable energy source that has the greatest potential to solve the world's energy challenges. The University of Oslo is now building a world-leading research group in this field.