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Novel Method helps to Evaluate Ionising Radiation

Sustainability and circular economy are not just popular words but phenomena that are based on modern trends in economics. Reuse of industrial residues is gaining popularity in the modern world. The reduction of waste...

ESTCube-2 blog: why are we studying asteroids?

Space technology is great, but what good is it for us, those living on planet Earth?

Strong Glass Needs Stronger Measuring Methods

Imagine an elevator full of ballerinas. On the next floor half of ballerinas go out and the same number of sumo wrestlers comes to the elevator. This is basically what happens during the process...

University of Tartu researchers help fusion scientists bring the sun to the earth

One of the major European research and development projects EUROfusion, established to achieve the production of fusion electricity, has given work to a research group consisting of Estonian and French researchers. The group will...

ESTCube team makes first contract with ESA for building space cameras

ESTCube-1, Estonia’s first satellite to be sent to the Earth’s orbit in cooperation with the University of Tartu, Tartu Observatory and other research institutions, took images of such excellent quality, as experts say, that...

Young Scientist expands Boundaries

Talented and young Kristjan Kongas graduated from the Tallinn Secondary School of Science this spring. Although he has not yet started his university studies, he is already on the way to becoming a really...

Tissues Made of Nanomaterials—Far from Science Fiction

No matter in what century—BC or AD—people have always been interested in the best ways of healing themselves and one another. Today, knowledge and technologies have improved so much that nothing is impossible. While...

UT scientists defeated Harvard University in international competition

Scientists of UT Institute of Physics won first place among 36 research groups in an international competition for creating super-resolution microscopy software in the 3D microscopy category. Second and third place in this category...

Using Myoton to evaluate superficial skeletal muscles

There is currently no cost-effective and easy-to-use method to 1) obtain objective information about muscle condition that could help to diagnose muscle diseases at an early stage 2) get quick numeric measurement results to...

Analysing data without seeing it – the future for statisticians

Different government institutions have more and more data about citizens, but the idea of having all that data in the same super database is unnerving – it simply is distressing when people feel the...

Estonians one step closer to The Nobel Prize

The chances of winning a Nobel Prize will increase tremendously for Estonian scientists soon, when the brightest synchrotron light source facility will be opened in Lund, Sweden, where Estonians will share a beamline with...

Photos can predict the future

Is there a way to know how urbanisation in long perspective could effect the biodiversity of our planet? Estonian scientists are convinced that different photos of the world, shot by a satellite from space...

Technology gives new meaning to work-place learning

People tend to learn something new at their work places almost every day, but sharing that knowledge with colleagues could be tricky in many industries. Learning Layers tries to find ways how to create...

Unique method of producing nanofiber

Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) has worked out a unique method of electrospinning, which makes it possible to produce large quantities of extremely thin yarn or nanofiber in the future.

Estonian science on its way to space

The idea of helping to build a real space ship may not be just a dream for Estonian scientists any longer – after being an apprentice at the European Space Agency (ESA) for five...

Researchers develop ‘space grease’

The Estonian Materials Technologies Competence Centre (MATECC) has just signed an agreement with the European Space Agency. Researchers of the centre and of the University of Tartu will start to develop a nanotechnology lubricant...

University of Tartu sends the Self-Deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments on its way

Today, the researchers of the University of Tartu (UT) Institute of Technology will send the unique “Mars house”, the Self-Deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments (SHEE), off to France, where the structure will be added...

Light inspires one-atom-thick material to recognize gas molecules

Oxygen is an important gas, the amount of which has to be monitored in many fields of human activity, such as energy production, transport and medicine. For that purpose the sensors are used that...

Nanotechnology and the creation of artificial muscles enter schools

Led by the University of Tartu, innovative Estonian schools participate in the Quantum Spin-Off project, which aims to bring youth in contact with nanotechnology, modern science and high-tech entrepreneurship. Pupils participating in the project...

Wireless Smart Street Light Control solution using latest technology developed in Tallinn University of Technology will be used in Asian cities

The Estonian undertaking Cityntel, developing smart street lighting solutions, concluded a cooperation agreement with the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya in Malaysia.

ESTCube-1: a year in space

Year ago in the early morning of 7 May, at 5:06, the first Estonian satellite ESTCube-1 launched from French Guiana aboard a Vega carrier rocket. From this moment, the satellite has concluded 8700 hours...

A portable device for the assessment of brain condition

The researchers of the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) are developing a portable device for the analysis of brain electrical signals, which would enable to assess brain functioning.

The queens of interactive fabrics

“Heatit IPO three times oversubscribed”. Not a bad headline, had this electronics platform been floated on the stock market in late 2012. Instead, the small international team that mixes electronics with with heat-sensitive pigments...

ESTCube-1 Reaches Orbit, Estonia Becomes 41st Space Nation 

Estonia's first satellite, ESTCube-1, was rocketed off to orbit the Earth on Tuesday at 05:06, after strong winds had caused setbacks, postponing the initial planned launch date on Saturday.