EBRAINS, the new digital research infrastructure set up by the EU-funded Human Brain Project, has made available an enhanced brain simulation software, NEST 3, with wide practical use in fields such as neuroscience and robotics. NEST 3 enables a better representation of entire populations of neurons and offers an optimized simulator performance.
June 14-19, BioSpec at the Faculty of Science and Technology held a fully digital summer school for master's and PhD students from all over the world.
There were a total of 23 participants from 9 different countries, some of which were Georgia, Kazakhstan and the USA. Seven of the participants were from NMBU, eight from partner institutions and the rest did not have a connection as a partner.
Norwegian solid-wood structures can protect Italian cities from earthquake damage. A European research project shows how concrete buildings can be reinforced with wood to prevent them from collapsing when an earthquake strikes.
The technology will ensure that the food that ends up on your table is safe to eat, even before it leaves the farm. The solution is a simple, portable device that quickly scans the food and identifies mould, pesticides and antibiotics.
In many education systems today there is a hidden curriculum of unsustainability, says Dutch professor Arjen Wals. He thinks it is reamarkable that four Norwegian schools have committed to integrating sustainability as part of their educational program through NMBU’s university school programme.
Clean Norwegian drinking water should not be taken for granted. Climate change will make access to and use of water increasingly more important. Students must face this future with the required expertise.
In connection with a visit from the University of Milan, IMT will with IPM organizing a seminar with the title "Potentials of advanced image analysis technology in cereal science research." The semiar is on Monday June, 14.
Project leaders Hans Overgaard and Thor Axel Stenström, and PhD student Nsa Dada from IMT, UMB went to Vientiane, Laos in the beginning of March 2010 to arrange a project start up workshop for the so called DIADEN project.