A new book presents current research on how social media operates to transform museum communications
The Ahström Award 2013 has been given to professor Hansjörg Hohr, Department of Educational Research, for his article "Aesthetic quality in scientific experience: The problem of reference in John Dewey’s aesthetics" published in Nordic Studies in Education
Why do premature infants develop blood poisoning if they receive a lot of nutrition? The salts phosphate and potassium are likely suspects.
Medium-sized waves can destroy wind turbines at sea, causing them to break like matches. Mathematicians are trying to explain why.
Each year, the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) recognizes an outstanding scholarly article that explores themes related to people of African descent, with its Joyce Cain Award. This year the Joyce Cain committee members selected Birgit Brock-Utnes article titled "Language and inequality: global challenges to education" to receive the price.
The USA uses uranium from Russian nuclear weapons as fuel in its civilian nuclear power plants. If the weapon-grade uranium is mixed with the Norwegian element thorium, the waste becomes 95 per cent less radioactive.
Is power always an evil to be minimized, or can it be a means of ensuring that a patient in need of help gets the daily care he or she needs?
The number of incorrect cancer prognoses can be halved with computerised image analysis. In three years time, the method can be used on patients with bowel cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
One of six Norwegians aged 30 to 65 experience sleep apnoea. Could this be linked to psychological conditions?
It will now be possible to detect cancer by measuring the elasticity of tumours. The method is cheap, safe and radiation-free.
In five to seven years, solar cells will have become much cheaper and only one-twentieth as thick as current solar cells. The trick is to deceive the sunlight with microbeads.
Patients recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis have low bone density and thus an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.
In East Norwegian graves dating from the Roman period complete sets of tableware, both goblets and earthenware vessels for food, have been found. It demonstrates a new view of death, where the ritualised feasting culture of the elite is brought into the hereafter.
The universe abounds with dark matter. Nobody knows what it consists of. UiO physicists have now launched a very hard mathematical explanation that could solve the mystery once and for all.
The activity within a synapse of the brain has been measured for the very first time in Scandinavia, opening up new doors to our knowledge about learning and memory.
When the Oseberg burial mound was excavated in 1904, many of the objects that were found were conserved in hot alum solution. New research shows that this has caused partial degradation of the wooden artefacts from the graves. Now a major rescue project is starting, the success of which is as yet uncertain.
Stem cells taken from bone marrow can save lives, but can also have fatal side effects.
From home-based studies examining youth experiences with technology, to forms of entrepreneurial learning in informal settings, "Identity, Community, and Learning Lives in the Digital Age" offers a systematic reflection on these studies, exploring how learning can be characterised across a range of ‘whole-life’ experiences.
Contrary to popular belief, the British did not 'borrow' words and concepts from the Norwegian and Danish Vikings and their descendants. What we call English is actually a form of Scandinavian.
Statistical analyses show that the world will be more peaceful in the future. In about 40 years only half as many countries will be in conflict. The decrease will be greatest in the Middle East.
Enzyme hunters at UiO have discovered the function of an enzyme that is important in the spreading of cancer. Cancer researchers now hope to inhibit the enzyme.
Some of the methods used in health economic evaluations are not sufficiently valid.
The younger someone is when starting medical school, the greater their risk of developing symptoms of depression.
Palliative care must be provided to patients with neurological disorders just as naturally as it is offered to cancer patients, according to neurologist.