News and Press Releases 2014

Nano-knowledge can lead to super solar cells

(29 Dec 2014) Atomic level changes in nanomaterials are contributing to incredible advances in solar cell and LED technology. NTNU researchers have found a way to design nanowires with a built-in current that will make them even more effective in solar cells.

Cutting solar cell costs by using impure silicon

(22 Oct 2014) Virtually all solar cells rely on highly purified silicon in their manufacture. A team of NTNU researchers has now developed an alternative manufacturing method that can use less pure silicon -- cutting costs substantially.

Nobel Prize awarded to May-Britt and Edvard Moser

(6 Oct 2014) This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to brain researchers May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU. They share the award with John O'Keefe of University College London. The Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of grid cells, which create a kind of internal GPS in the brain.

NTNU Solar Cookers go global

(12 Sep 2014) It took 9 PhDs and 20 master's students to develop the technology that is a critical part of the solar cooker developed by Asfafaw H. Tesfay. Now it is being commercialized.

NTNU neuroscientists receive the 2014 Körber European Science Prize

(22 May 2014) Edvard and May-Britt Moser, co-directors of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, have been selected for the €750 000 award from the Hamburg, Germany based Körber Foundation.

What will happen to Svalbard's reindeer as the planet warms?

(6 March 2014) Researchers from NTNU's Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics have been working on this question, and publishing their findings in Science magazine, among others. Now their efforts have been profiled in the March issue of Smithsonian magazine in the US.

Hope for migraine sufferers

(13 Jan 2014) Candesartan is just as effective as the more commonly prescribed propranolol when it comes to preventing migraine attacks, according to a new study from St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).