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Thermal Impacts from Stormwater are Strongly related to Urbanization and Climate Change

As people are increasingly aware of climate change, a strong drive to implement novel solutions in stormwater management has emerged. Urbanization is an important issue that should be addressed to get better representations...

Simple Methodology gives New Insight into Ecology of Coastal Fish

Various fish species of the Baltic Sea have different habits and daily routines. In order to quantitatively and fully describe the fish assemblage of the surf zone of the Baltic Sea, samples should be...

Philosophical View Illuminates Different Facets of Science

Measuring has often been considered an objective process because it gives numerical—hence non-subjective—information about the world. Numbers are seen as the characteristics of things and phenomena. However, research performed at the University of Tartu...

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...

Power quality issues are becoming increasingly topical

The world is heading rapidly towards more intensive employment of renewable energy sources, which will increasingly affect conventional electricity grids. This change will in turn affect, among other indicators, the power quality.

TTÜ scientists are seeking solutions for cleaning the air from toxic pollutants

The possibilities for reducing toxic air pollution have been investigated for many years under the leadership of Marina Kritševskaja, Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Environmental Technology of the Department of Materials and...

Combining Novel and Classical Methods Give Artefacts Deeper Background

A Roman bronze lamp was found in Kavastu peat bog (Estonia) in 1902.

Simple Strategies help to increase Physical Activity

The lack of physical activity among young people is a global problem, which is getting increasingly worse. According to WHO 81% of 11–17-years-old adolescents are not sufficiently active. Smart devices, parents driving children to...

University of Tartu researchers made a breakthrough in the development of human papillomavirus drugs

Researchers of the University of Tartu and Icosagen Cell Factory OÜ have published an article in PLOS Pathogens journal, which introduces the new cellular monitoring system for evaluating the growth of human papillomavirus (HPV)...

New spin-off in motion sensing for rehabilitation

In cooperation with the Estonian Society of Multiple Sclerosis, Eliko has developed a solution to improve the care of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. The technology enables care providers to objectively assess patients’ motor abilities,...

Researchers seek new opportunities for making better use of the increasing stormwater volumes

Increasing stormwater volumes caused by climate changes is becoming more and more a global problem. A couple years ago the Mechanics of Fluids and Structures Research Group of Tallinn University of Technology set a...

Wing Colour of Common Gulls reflects Their Longevity

The appreciation of beauty is highly evolved among birds. The incredible variety of bird plumage coloration is mainly the result of birds choosing the prettiest among them for mating partners. A pretty bird is...

Sanitary Conditions affect Demographic Modernisation

The end of the 19th century (1897–1900) was a period of fundamental demographic change in Europe.

TTÜ scientists are leading 8 million euro project for diminishing bureaucracy for businesses in EU

On January 25 at 10:00 Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) scientists and the European Commission presented a unique “The Once-Only Principle Project” (TOOP), the purpose of which is to explore and demonstrate the “once-only”...

Customers value most knowledge-intensive service whereto they can contribute themselves

At the end of the last year, Jana Kukk, a PhD student of the Department of Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology, defended her doctoral thesis "Value Creation in Knowledge-intensive Business Services".

New Invention GlobinLock® makes blood analysis and diagnostics cheaper

Personal medicine with its promising possibilities like the analysis of DNA variants and monitoring of tissue function with biomarkers has increased the direct cost of diagnostics to a critical level. In order to prevent...

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...

Margaret Lyngdoh researches Negative Stereotypes

The Khasis are one of the multiple ethnic communities in North Eastern India. Margaret Lyngdoh (33), junior research fellow in folkloristics at the University of Tartu, belongs to the Khasi tribe. Even though she...

Time Management affects Young Journalists’ Stress Level

Uncertain working hours; topics that vary from business to foreign politics, from domestic affairs to environment problems; the need to explore in detail to understand a topic; multitasking between different mediums... Journalism is stressful...

Researchers made a breakthrough in understanding how CO2 regulates water use in plants

Plants are fascinating organisms – in the presence of light and water they will use atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to make food, flavour and many raw materials for our everyday life. In global terms,...

Developing IT-industry invites Talents to stay in Tartu

Both Carlos Paniagua from Guatemala and Chris Willmore from California, US got their software engineering master’s degree from the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu a few years ago. Although Paniagua is one...

Diabetes study shows that the onset of child diabetes can be postponed

In future, skilful regulation of the intestinal microflora may help to postpone the onset of type 1 diabetes in children.

Curriculum Development needs Teachers who represent The Teaching Community at Large

A written curriculum is a bunch of words on paper. It depends on the teachers how the ideas behind the words work in class. The Estonian case shows that although teachers are involved in...

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...

The biggest obstacle in commissioning automated factories is the human factor

This autumn Rommi Källo defended his doctoral thesis "Synergy-Based Chaos Control in the Multi-Agent Hierarchical Systems" at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology.