The combination of American electron clouds and Norwegian northern lights spells trouble for navigation and communication in the Northern regions. The ICI4 rocket will provide knowledge that can help us predict the weather in space.
Update: Rocket launched February 19, at 23.06
Each year, nearly 3000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 per cent of the time.
The USA uses uranium from Russian nuclear weapons as fuel in its civilian nuclear power plants. If the weapon-grade uranium is mixed with the Norwegian element thorium, the waste becomes 95 per cent less radioactive.
In five to seven years, solar cells will have become much cheaper and only one-twentieth as thick as current solar cells. The trick is to deceive the sunlight with microbeads.
Every year in December, the Geminids meteor shower occurs. It is visible to the naked eye with its many shooting stars – given clear sky.
A sounding rocket campaign in Northern Norway has given new insight to meteor showers.
The Center for Accelerator-based Research and Energy Physics, University of Oslo, offers for the spring semester 2013 three or four scholarships in technical nonproliferation and disarmament studies to students from developing countries.
The northern lights interfere with radio communications, GPS navigation and satellite communications. Researchers are now going to launch 20 satellites containing world class instruments from the University of Oslo to find out why.
New insight into the behaviour of atomic nuclei may explain how gigantic star explosions, or supernovas, have formed the elements that are crucial to mankind.
An international team of scientists is now on Spitzbergen in the Svalbard archipelago to take readings within the aurora borealis itself. The aim: to investigate space weather and find out why GPS signals are disrupted.
Radiation can make cancer cells resistant to radio- and chemotherapy. University of Oslo researchers have now figured out how resistance can be switched on and off.
Some diabetic patients receive no warning before they pass out from low blood sugar. A modern sweat meter could alert patients in time. Biathletes and ME patients might also benefit from the sweat meter.
From a mountain top reaching 5080 meters above sea level, situated in the driest desert in the world, some of the world’s most sensitive arrays of “miniature TV antennas” have spent the last 30 months gazing at the sky, looking for tiny wrinkles in the fabric of space itself: Wrinkles that would reveal what the universe looked like when it was only 10-34 seconds old; wrinkles with a relative amplitude of perhaps no more than a few parts in a billion; and wrinkles that would qualify their discoverer for a Nobel prize.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory in Geneva is the first particle accelerator to directly explore the Tera-electron-Volt (TeV) scale, a new energy frontier. 1 TeV = 1000 GeV is equivalent to the energy of ca. 1000 proton masses.
By colliding beams of protons or lead nuclei, the LHC will probe deeper into matter than ever before, reproducing conditions in the first nanoseconds in the life of the Universe.
Four big experiments – among them ATLAS and ALICE with Norwegian participation – have been collecting data that should reveal new physics phenomena.