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650-Foot Wind Turbines for the North Sea

By Gemini News 2017-11-03 19:19:01

[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...

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Controlling Problem Ice - By Cracking It

By Gemini News 2017-10-10 20:45:08

[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...

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Shock Testing Paves the Way for Floating Tunnels

By Gemini News 2017-07-16 17:37:05

[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...

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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...

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Finding Life and Farming Minerals Deep Under the Sea

By Gemini News 2017-04-28 19:23:01

[By Nancy Bazilchuk and Anne Sliper Midling] Japanese researchers have access to the largest scientific vessel ever constructed, one that has a 120 metre...

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Better Dynamic Positioning for Operations in Ice

By Gemini News 2017-04-24 20:52:33

[By Grete Wolden] How can ships travelling in the Arctic maintain their position when ice pushes them in different directions? Travelling in ice-choked waters can be a...

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Crushing Ice to Save Offshore Structures

By Gemini News 2017-02-13 17:36:37

It’s been a warm winter on Svalbard this year. But this doesn’t apply to the laboratory where Niek Heijkoop works. There it’s a stable -10 degrees Celsius....

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Could Svalbard's Electric Power Come From Hydrogen?

By Gemini News 2017-02-08 12:37:28

[By Svein Tønseth] Longyearbyen, the world’s most northerly city, could save more than $11.5 million US dollars a year in the cost of electricity if...

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Putting Bluefin Tuna Back on the Menu - by Farming Them

By Gemini News 2017-02-02 16:35:08

[By Nancy Bazilchuk and Anne Sliper Midling] Oshima Experiment Station, Japan — Professor Tokihiko Okada dug his shovel into a bucket of dead...

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Preventing LNG Accidents Using Physics

By Gemini News 2017-02-01 15:36:14

Eskil Aursand is working to make marine production and shipping of liquefied natural gas (LNG) safer. His efforts were recently recognized with the award of a Fulbright...

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