Author - Kiiri Toomberg

Microbial Treatment applied to Soviet Astronauts May Also Be Useful Today

Modern space medicine has begun to look for ways to strengthen the health of astronauts during long spaceflight by maintenance their gut microbiota. Less is known about the...


Silence Is Not Golden: Interactive Talk Promotes Children’s Speech Development

As a child’s early speech skills have a significant effect on their later development, it is important to know which factors shape it. Developmental psychologists at the University...


UT and Bolt expand collaboration to develop IT solutions for self-driving vehicles

Employees of the University of Tartu Autonomous Driving Lab and Bolt representatives at the presentation of the lab’s test car running the Tallinn demo track. Photo credit: Mathis...


This Smart Dress Will Play With Your Mind

Smart textile can help us gain control over our bodies using technology, fabrics and art, a research project showed.


In the Future, Marine Pollution Could Be Monitored by Drones Looking Like Seaweed

The reader is probably familiar with the garbage island drifting in the Pacific Ocean that is the size of France. While it is quite easy to study and...


University of Tartu and Cybernetica cooperate to study quantum-safe cryptography

The University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science and Cybernetica start collaborating to create new data security solutions that would also protect us in the era of quantum...


Innovative Coatings Clean the Air of Harmful Viruses and Bacteria

In the near future, innovative indoor air purification materials could be integrated to both buildings and devices, writes Jekaterina Sydorenko, a doctoral student and junior researcher at Tallinn...


New Smart Assistant Notices Idlers and Enhances Group Work Among Students

Reet Kasepalu, a junior researcher at Tallinn University, is researching what students do during group work. CoTrack, a smart assistant designed for more effective learning, shows how much...


Recolonization of Europe after the last ice age started earlier than previously thought

A study that appeared today on Current Biology sheds new light on the continental migrations which shaped the genetic background of all present Europeans. The research generates new...


Pharmaceutical researchers create new research-based food supplements

Pharmaceutical researchers of the University of Tartu are developing four new research-based food supplements: one to relieve stress, another to improve sleep, the third to combat viral colds...