Category: Research & Science

wind power

Wind power getting boost in Norway

Profiles of Norwegian Science M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway is a world leader in renewable energy, principally by being a major hydroelectric power producer (seventh in the world, behind China in first place,...

Is farmed salmon environmentally friendly?

Farmed v. wild salmon Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. In the first installment of this two-part article (“Farmed v. wild salmon: Is farmed salmon safe and healthy?” www.norwegianamerican.com/features/farmed-salmon-safe-healthy) we examined the practice of farming of...

A sporting chance for research

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway It’s winter! Which hopefully means snow. And with snow comes skiing, recreational and competitive, along with the science that helps all athletes and athlete-wannabees. One recent...

competitive research funding

Is competitive research funding best?

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway A good proportion of scientific research in Norway is completed through grants awarded by a competitive process. Researchers write applications, proposing what they wish to do....

How best to train for a maritime crisis

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway In 2018, who would expect a shipping collision in Norway, especially with excellent visibility? On Nov. 10, near Bergen, the Royal Norwegian Navy’s frigate Helge Ingstad...

What makes somewhere an island?

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Norway as an island country? Seems strange given its position on the edge of continental Europe with land borders (and studies of them) along Russia, Finland,...

terrestrial television broadcasting

Does your TV travel?

Broadcasting standards vary by country, so check your TV before shipping it M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway A resident of the United States moving to Norway (or the other direction) can take a radio...