NTNU 2013 News

New version of NTNU student-developed Fun Run app released
(18.12.2013) It began as a dream and ended up as a games app – Fun Run has been downloaded 30 million times over the past year.
Spreading Norway's success with the electric car
(16.12.2013) You've seen them here and there, those cool looking electric cars. But electric cars have been the top sellers in Norway in recent months. NTNU researcher Marianne Ryghaug explains why, and how other countries might be able to build on Norway's success.
NTNU and Statoil sign research and education agreement worth NOK 310 million
(10.12.2013) The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Statoil signed an agreement Monday, 9 December, on a long-term research and education collaboration that will bring the university as much as NOK 310 million, or about €38 million, over the next eight years.
Mosers win 2013 Horwitz prize
(06.12.2013) Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and John O'Keefe, from University College London have been awarded the 2013 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for discoveries that have illuminated how the brain calculates location and navigation.
Hydro president and CEO appointed new NTNU chairman
(05.12.2013) Hydro President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg has been appointed chairman of the NTNU board, effective 1 January 2014.
Unlocking the secrets of marine carbon cycling
(04.012.2013) The discussion over the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and remove existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere often includes measures that entail planting trees. But this discussion overlooks the contribution made by phytoplankton.
NTNU exercise researchers featured in The New York Times
(06.11.2013) First in a blog post, then in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, reporter Gretchen Reynolds features the work of exercise researcher Ulrik Wisøff and his colleagues at CERG and their fitness calculator, which lets you calculate your "fitness age."
Fighting fat with Botox
(04.10.2013) Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have had promising experimental results from using Botox as a weight loss tool in rats. The research group hopes to win approval for human testing in the near future.
High-intensity training good for heart patients
(20.09.2013) High-intensity exercise is shown to be protective against coronary heart disease (CHD) and is well known as a popular and time-saving approach to getting fit. But what about people who already have heart disease? A new study shows that the more intense the better for this patient group.
Arrows in the snow
(29.08.2013) Climate change is melting high-mountain snowpacks and glaciers the world over. The BBC reports on NTNU archaeologist Martin Callanan and a paper published in the academic journal Antiquities where he describes five Neolithic arrowshafts and a Neolithic longbow that melted out of a snowpack and were discovered in 2010–11 in the Oppdal area.
LSD and other psychedelics not linked with mental health problems
(19.08.2013) The use of LSD, magic mushrooms, or peyote does not increase a person's risk of developing mental health problems, according to an analysis of information from more than 130,000 randomly chosen people, including 22,000 people who had used psychedelics at least once.
Middle-aged men, women not equal in heart attack risk
(15.08.2013) High cholesterol levels are much more risky for middle-aged men than middle-aged women when it comes to having a first heart attack, a new study of more than 40,000 Norwegian men and women has shown.
Gunnar Bovim new rector at NTNU
(01.08.2013)Thursday 1 August Gunnar Bovim was formally installed as the new rector at NTNU. Read this interview about his vision for NTNU.
Designer droplets with "pupils"
(04.07.2013) Norwegian researchers have discovered a surprisingly simple way to control surface properties and create emulsions with droplets using electricity -- and nothing else. Their findings, published in Nature Communications, could have implications for everything from food preparation to oil and gas production.
Fit in 12 minutes a week lands in The New York Times
(19.06.2013) Arnt Erik Tjønna, a postdoc in NTNU's Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, is interviewed for a blog post on The New York Times about recent his findings that people can get fit in just 12 minutes per week.
UN Secretary-General asks student summit for help
(14.06.2013) "We need your help," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote an international student energy summit being held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim this week.
International Student Energy Summit at NTNU 13-15 June
(13.06.2013) Five hundred students from across the globe are gathered in Trondheim this week to grapple with future energy scenarios in the face of global warming and other environmental challenges. You can watch a live feed of the plenary sessions on the group's main website.
Fit in twelve minutes a week
(29.05.2013) It is a commonly held perception that getting in shape and staying there requires hard work and hours upon hours of training. New research from NTNU shows the opposite – it seems that only four minutes of vigorous activity three times per week is enough to be fit and healthy.
NTNU's brain researchers May-Britt and Edvard Moser featured in The New York Times
(30.04.2013) In "A Sense of Where You Are," Science Times reporter profiles the Mosers and describes the significance of their findings, including " the discovery of cells in rats' brains that function as a kind of built-in navigation system that is at the very heart of how animals know where they are, where they are going and where they have been."
Great tit populations and climate change
(26.04.2013) In this week's issue of Science magazine, NTNU biologist Bernt-Erik Sæther and colleagues explore what happens when climate change makes for a food timing problem for great tit populations.
NTNU, Singapore-based IPI sign MOU to build international network
(26.04.2013) The Singapore-based non-profit company IPI and NTNU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday 26 April, making NTNU IPI's first Network Partner in the Nordic region.
NTNU brain researchers win prestigious Nansen Prize
(25.04.2013) The Fridtjof Nansen Award for excellence in science and medicine has been awarded to Norwegian University of Science and Technology Professors Edvard I. Moser and  May-Britt Moser for pioneering work in memory research.
Lighting up the brain
(04.04.2013) Researchers from NTNU's Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience are able to see which cells communicate with each other in the brain by flipping a neural light switch. The results of their efforts are presented in an article in the 5 April issue of Science magazine.
NTNU and Earth Hour
(21.03.2013) NTNU as a university will go dark on Saturday 23 March for an hour to join in the worldwide consciousness-raising event, Earth Hour.
New leadership, more women in NTNU's top spots
(19.03.2013) The proportion of women in NTNU's leadership will increase markedly when new appointees start on 1 August.
Insomnia linked to heart failure
(06.03.2013) In the largest study of its kind, NTNU researchers have found links between different kinds of insomnia and an increased risk of heart failure, here reported by Bloomberg News.
Snowy time machine coughs up arrowheads
(20.02.2013) ScienceNordic, the Scandinavian science news portal, reports on how melting snowpacks help researchers like Martin Callanan find archaeological treasures.
Elephants prefer Serengeti National Park
(06.02.2013) The BBC reports that elephants living outside of Tanzania's world-renowned park had much higher stress hormones in the bodies, according to new research from the Department of Biology.
Climate events can drive high-arctic population dynamics
(17.01.2013) Climate change is known to affect the population dynamics of single species, such as reindeer or caribou, but the effect of climate at the community level has been much more difficult to document. Now, a group of researchers led by scientists from NTNU's Centre for Conservation Biology have documented this effect, as reported in the 18 Jan. 2013 issue of Science.
NTNU professor named to Nature's list of top commentators
(02.01.2013) Your morning cup of coffee just might be contributing to species extinction, says Edgar Hertwich, director of NTNU's Industrial Ecology Programme, in a commentary for Nature magazine. His pointed commentary won the professor a place as one of the publication's top commentaries for 2012.


Key findings from IPCC

NTNU professors Edgar Hertwich and Daniel Beat Müller are among the lead authors of the WG III report "Mitigation of Climate Change" released 04.13.14. 
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