Enjoying EarthSky? Subscribe.

208,741 subscribers and counting ...

Posts by Gemini Magazine

Blogs | Nov 11, 2011

The world’s smallest autofocus lens mimics the human eye

To save energy, researchers designed a lens that’s curved, like lens of the human eye.

Image credit: woodleywonderworks
Blogs | Sep 19, 2011

The healthiest diet, according to your genes

The genes have spoken: your dinner plate should be divided into three, and you should eat six times a day.

Mineralized material: Stem cells in alginate beads (left), and the result – mineralized material (right). Photo: Magnus Ø. Olderøy and Minli Xie, IFY NTNU
Blogs | Aug 06, 2011

A greenhouse for growing bones

Norwegian researchers are working on a method of growing bones from tiny beads derived from seaweed.

Image credit: NASA
Blogs | Jul 05, 2011

Fighting oil spills with air bubbles

Curtains of air-bubbles are turning out to be a new method of fighting oil-spills.

Photo credit: Sensual Shadows Photography
Blogs | Jun 10, 2011

Moose crossing alert in your car

Norwegian researchers are developing a new system for your car that can warn of moose – and traffic jams – in the roadway ahead.

Blogs | Jun 10, 2011

Recycling old boats

In Norway, nearly 5,000 recreational boats are retired and disposed of every year – sunk to the bottom of the sea or burned in a bonfire. Now, researchers have developed a new method for recycling these vessels.

Blogs | May 23, 2011

Forklift trucks that run on a green charge

The first forklift trucks in Europe that will run on fuel cells and with hydrogen in their tanks are on the way to the market.

Image credit: SINTEF
Blogs | May 03, 2011

Norwegian scientists fabricating radiation sensors for CERN particle collider

These 3D radiation sensors will be needed when CERN’s 30-km particle ring in Switzerland is upgraded to run at higher energies in 2017.

Blogs | Mar 29, 2011

Gene technologists: Today’s ingenious, controversial designers

Synthetic biology has arrived. At a stroke, gene technologists have become the world’s most significant and controversial designers.

Blogs | Feb 23, 2011

A new vessel for the Arctic

A new kind of vessel is being specially designed to tolerate the tough, frigid conditions in the Arctic to allow for the repair and maintenance of sub sea installations.