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Eyjafjallajökull changed the awareness of the dangers from volcanoes
Abdomen_Image by Elionas2 from Pixabay
Smart nanoparticles help improve treatment of peritoneal tumors
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A supernova explosion that could end all life on Earth may already have happened
Iseauto - self-driving car. Source: TalTech and Aalto University
€32 million funding boost for Smart Cities Research to TalTech and Aalto University
Marlon Dumas
University of Tartu professor to develop AI for improving business processes
Figure 1. Modern South Asians can be seen as a mixture between former inhabitants of the region (in red) and West Asians (in blue). In this study, modern South Asians have been used to reconstruct the genetic makeup of ancient populations living in South Asia before the admixture event.
Credits: Burak Yelmen
Digging ancient signals out of modern human genomes
Photo by JJ Jordan on Unsplash
Chemists warn against unreasonable wastage upon acquisition of scientific equipment
University of Tartu’s plasma device. 
Photo by Indrek Jõgi
Plasma physicists are developing a technology that will help clean air
Fish react quickly to large and sudden changes in the flow. Photo by Jeffrey Andrew Tuhtan
Scientists study fish to learn how to adapt to the impacts of climate change
Bacterial cell. Author/source: Pixabay
Assembling a living machine
The developers of a research-based start-up company discovered a molecule that can efficiently fix dye onto the surface of hair. Author/source: Pixabay
Cancer biologists are planning a revolution in the beauty industry
The sensor developed by researchers at the University of Tartu is located inside the small white box, which holds the sensor matrix. The sensor is also covered by a protective Teflon filter. Four sensors, each only half a square millimetre in size, are working simultaneously to collectively give information on air pollution. 
Photo by: Randel Kreitsberg
Future phone’s prototype is completed
Senior Researcher Kaarel Adamberg at work.  Photo by Signe Adamberg.
Estonian food scientists investigate the impact of food transit rate on human gut bacteria
Flooding in cities increases pollution in the Baltic Sea
Author: Renee Altrov
Scientists are helping to put together the genetic data of people from three continents
If the relationship of mother and child after birth has already attracted researchers for a long time, now knowledge in different fields (e.g. neurobiology) increasingly stress on the importance to understand the interaction between a pregnant woman and her fetus. Source:
Motherhood Construction Based on Personal Experiences and Sociocultural Background
Scientists taking samples from an erratic.
Information about the retreat of the last Scandinavian Ice Sheet is hidden in erratic boulders
Study confirms links between adverse drug effects and genetics
The extremely fast 5G data network will get its first christening in large cities. Author/source: Graphene Flagship
Wonder material graphene connects to a 5G network, coffee machines and self-driving cars
The paleoecologists of Tallinn University of Technology evaluate global climate models
Percentage of Russian-speakers in Estonian rural and urban neighbourhoods
Doctoral thesis shows how the living environment can alter ethnic affiliation
The calculation method by Tartu’s scientists interests molecular biologists and geneticists who want a more detailed understanding of the reasons behind the development of resistance. Author/source: Fllicr/Nathan Meijer
Novel calculation method by scientists from Tartu identifies the “bad” genes of superbacteria
Volcanic islands offer a great opportunity for studying how the initially completely lifeless islands are populated by plant and animal species. The photo shows the lava fields in Tenerife that have not been populated by pine forests or herbaceous plants yet. Author/source: Madli Jõks
Computer simulation answers Darwin’s questions about the spread of island biota
Wallet made of gelatine-based ecotextile. Author/source: Gelatex Technologies
Estonian ecotextile offers a substitute to toxic imitation leather

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