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 BioSpec held yet another successful summer school

BioSpec held yet another successful summer school

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.

 

Young people struggle when there is no definitive answer

Young people struggle when there is no definitive answer

Teenagers are good at finding a solution through discussion, but struggle when it emerges that they may not be right. ‘That surprises us,’ says Ingrid Eikeland.

Wooden panels protect houses from earthquake damage

Wooden panels protect houses from earthquake damage

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.

 

How robots find the best food

How robots find the best food

Robots that pick the finest berries, and sensors that find the best and healthiest raw produce. New technology will provide us with better food at cheaper prices.

 

Mouldy food? No thanks!

Mouldy food? No thanks!

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.

Student research labs

Student research labs

Student research labs (SRL) is a new initiative at the Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at NMBU to allow students to participate in research at an early stage.

NEST Conference went online, and it will not be the last time

NEST Conference went online, and it will not be the last time

Wider scope, more participants, and more inclusive, but fewer informal chats. The NEST Conference went virtual this year and is likely to do so again.

- We are in a perfect storm for a major transition

- We are in a perfect storm for a major transition

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. 

Digital brains are key in understanding how the human brain works, and how it can be fixed when broken

Digital brains are key in understanding how the human brain works, and how it can be fixed when broken

Scientists simulate models of the human brain to understand how cell and system levels in the brain interact. In this way, they hope that we will understand brain disease better.

New research project on robotics and artificial intelligence in meat processing

New research project on robotics and artificial intelligence in meat processing

An EU funded research project called RoBUTCHER is set to find new robotics and artificial intelligence solutions for the meat industry. The project started in January 2020 and is coordinated by NMBU.

Flagship brain project to develop software for the future of brain science

Flagship brain project to develop software for the future of brain science

Can we understand the brain without mathematics? NMBU plays key role in flagship brain project developing software tools to integrate our knowledge of the brain in mathematical models.

New research project to investigate how climate change affects vulnerability to dengue fever

New research project to investigate how climate change affects vulnerability to dengue fever

New research project will study how changes and variations in climate affect a society's vulnerability and risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, particularly dengue fever, in Southeast Asia.

Farm robot Thorvald can help improve crop yields

Farm robot Thorvald can help improve crop yields

Meet Thorvald: The helpful robot farmer who may become the strawberry farmer's best friend. Among Thorvald’s many talents is preventing mildew from damaging plants without the need for pesticides.

Aim to educate the best water engineers

Aim to educate the best water engineers

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.

Taking charge of flood water

Taking charge of flood water

In the years ahead, more and heavier rain will fall. Researchers are working on innovative solutions that will save both money and the environment.

Renewed fight against brain disease

Renewed fight against brain disease

NMBU is participating in an important new research project in which multiple disciplines will work closely together to answer questions concerning the brain and disease.

Millions in funding for NMBU-research under FRIPRO-scheme

Millions in funding for NMBU-research under FRIPRO-scheme

NMBU's scientists are making an even greater mark than last year in this year's allocation of funding for independent projects from The Research Council of Norway.

Detecting heart attacks in advance

Detecting heart attacks in advance

Imagine if a developing heart attack could be detected by combining ECGs with mathematical calculations. 

PhD defence on October 8th

Anna Machina is defending her thesis in mathematics on October 8th

IMT researchers in geosciences participate in a new Nordice Center of Excellence

IMT researchers in geosciences participate in a new Nordice Center of Excellence

A research group at IMT, lead by Cecilie Rolstad, is part of the nordic project NCoE SVALI (Stability and Variations of Arctic Land Ice).

Water for Life

Improving Health and Livelihoods in Changing Climate

Seminar at IMT - Potensials of advanced image analysis technology in the cereal science research

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 on Diarrhea and Dengue in Laos and Thailand

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.

Molten salt pyrolysis of biomass

Molten salt pyrolysis of biomass

In the high temperature lab at IMT researchers illustrate how biomass can be converted to bio-oil using molten salt pyrolysis.

Impacts of flooding in cities due to climate change

Impacts of flooding in cities due to climate change

Studies show that projected climate change will cause increased flooding in Norwegian cities. Research on how to handle this challenge is carried out at IMT.