Potentially, a hundred years of student labour is available to the partners in SFI CASA at NTNU. Toyota has caught the essence. They’ve got help twice already.
Satellites are big, really big, are they not? This may be a leading question. Satellites can be huge, but they don’t have to be. At NTNU, a group of students is designing and constructing their own satellite. This satellite is small, very small. It is a CubeSat, which measures only 20x10x10 cm^3.
The study of the socioeconomic metabolism – society’s material and energy use – is a young field of research which has recently gained a lot of prominence in the science and policy communities, mainly due to its strength as a conceptual framework that allows for an integration of traditionally fragmented research domains. Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology published a special issue on this topic.