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Growing Concern over Plastic Pollution in Rivers and Lakes

By Gemini News 2018-04-20 12:46:00

[By Pernille Feilberg] Almost all research on plastic contamination in water systems focuses on oceans. But the biggest problem is plastic that ends up in freshwater ecosystems, according to an NTNU biologist. Concerned citizens read about all the plastic contaminants found...

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Herring Larvae Could Benefit from CO2 Emissions

By Gemini News 2018-03-30 20:33:00

[By Nancy Bazilchuk] One of the many downsides of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is what happens when some of that CO2 is absorbed by the oceans. As atmospheric CO2 levels increase from burning fossil fuels, this carbon dioxide is...

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Preventing Hurricanes Using Air Bubbles

By Gemini News 2018-03-21 16:58:00

[By Ingvil Snøfugl]  Many people have tried to find ways of preventing hurricanes before they make landfall, resulting in the loss of human lives. Norwegian researchers believe that the answer lies in cold bubbles. In recent years we have witnessed...

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Limiting the Spread of Disease in Farmed Salmon

By Gemini News 2018-03-13 21:46:00

[By Frøy Katrine Myrhol] Currents in the ocean spread viruses that are killing large numbers of Norway's farmed salmon. Where should fish farms be built? And should they all be in use at the same time? Researchers now know more about...

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Predicting the Fate of Oil Spills in Ice

By Gemini News 2018-02-16 21:35:00

[By Nancy Bazilchuk] Global warming and political decisions are opening the Arctic and its frosty seas to increased development. But what will happen if that expansion results in oil spills in the frozen ocean? Sea ice is more complicated than...

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650-Foot Wind Turbines for the North Sea

By Gemini News 2017-11-03 19:21:24

[By Ingvil Snøfugl] Research scientists at SINTEF are collaborating with industry to find ways of building wind turbines up to 200 metres high. The largest wind turbines currently operating in the North Sea have an output of around six megawatts....

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Controlling Problem Ice - By Cracking It

By Gemini News 2017-10-10 21:03:05

[By Nancy Bazilchuk] Most efforts to control ice build-up on structures like wind turbines and solar cells involve creating a surface that repels water. But Norwegian researchers have engineered a different approach that allows ice to form on a surface,...

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Shock Testing Paves the Way for Floating Tunnels

By Gemini News 2017-07-16 17:39:15

[By Albert H. Collett] Concrete can tolerate much more force that previously believed, which could open the door to a new kind of road structure: a floating tunnel. The E39 is a nearly 1100-km long coastal road that crosses seven...

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Designing the Largest Seaweed Cultivation Vessel

By Gemini News 2017-05-01 20:03:12

  A new vessel for commercial seaweed production is currently being developed by researchers in Trondheim, in close collaboration with business partners from a variety of sectors. The vessel, which is still only on the drawing board, will be designed for...

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Finding Life and Farming Minerals Deep Under the Sea

By Gemini News 2017-04-28 19:24:04

[By Nancy Bazilchuk and Anne Sliper Midling] Japanese researchers have access to the largest scientific vessel ever constructed, one that has a 120 metre tall derrick capable of drilling to 7500 metres below the seafloor. They’re using it to hunt for life deep...

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