Tag Archives: NTNU

A rock fit for royalty in Sykkylven

The “Princess Stone” is a beautiful piece of geology located in the Riksheimdal valley of Sykkylven, Norway Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Martin Ystenes found the Princess Stone on a summer hike in 2009, in Riksheimdalen, Sykkylven, Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. “The stone is without a doubt the most beautiful I have seen in the mountains, and one ...

World’s first university with indoor navigation app

Imagine a navigation system that works where GPS signals don't. With its new "Campus Guide", the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is now the first university in the world where you can navigate from inside a building using a mobile phone. Both students and visitors often get lost on ...

New underwater robotics lab established

With the snip of a underwater robot claw, Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry cut the ribbon for a new underwater robotics laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Environmental monitoring of the ocean, marine research and the offshore oil and gas industry all demand strong technical expertise ...

Spatial mapping brings Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine to NTNU

NTNU neurobiologists and researchers Edvard and May-Britt Moser have been awarded the 2011 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for their pioneering work in the discovery of “grid cells” in the brain. Photo: NTNU

NTNU neurobiologists and researchers Edvard and May-Britt Moser have been awarded the 2011 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for their pioneering work in the discovery of “grid cells” in the brain. The award recognizes the Mosers, director and co director of NTNU’s Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, along with a German biologist, ...

Smartphone technology improves prosthetic limbs

Losing a limb can be a devastating experience, and while electrically powered prostheses can serve as a replacement for a lost arm, they are notoriously difficult to operate, and will never fully replace normal hand function. NTNU researchers are working to improve this situation through the use of smartphone technology. The ...

Norwegian scientist with new pyramid theory

Architect Ole Jørgen Bryn has reconstructed how the construction of Khufus pyramids (Great Pyramid of Giza) in Egypt was planned. Photo: Håvard Houen / NRK

For thousands of years, scientists from around the world have tried to understand how the Egyptians erected their giant pyramids. Now, a Norwegian researcher claims that he can answer an ancient, unsolved puzzle. Researchers are so concerned about the weight of the stones that they tend to forget two major problems: How did the Egyptians ...

Official opening of the Gigaphone

Photo: Brendeland & Kristoffersen Arkitekter A/S

The 'Talerøret' (the Gigaphone), an art installation in Trondheim's Tordenskiold Park, is NTNU's centennial gift to the city's residents. The installation will have its official opening on Wednesday, 8 September, at 12.00. The 'Talerøret' -- which has been translated as 'the Gigaphone', is a new installation created by NTNU architecture students. Its English name is a ...

Probiotic use in mothers limits eczema in their babies

(20.07.2010) Mothers who drank milk with a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy were able to cut the incidence of eczema in their children by almost half, a new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown. The randomized, double-blind study, conducted by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science ...

A birthday gift for NTNU’s centennial

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim will receive one of the world's leading experts on wind power as a birthday gift from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). NTNU will celebrate its centennial this fall. NTNU and DNV have collaborated for many years. In 2008, a five-year agreement was established, and DNV spends more ...

NTNU receives IBM Open Collaborative Research Award

NTNU was awarded the international Open Collaborative Research (OCR) award by IBM -- making it the first university in Norway to win such an award. The award is designed to promote open collaboration between university researchers and IBM, and comes with a cash donation of $100,000 USD ...