natural sciences

Hannes Kollist
Estonian study is intriguing world’s plant physiologists
Taste Estonia võtted (Renee Altrov)
Science|Business: How much money is in your trash can?
Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu. Photo by Renee Altrov.
How gene scientists are finding links between past and future
lake swimming Mariann Liimal
Secrets to past plant richness lie at the bottom of lakes
European pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) mother in nest. Photo by: Vallo Tilgar.
Chronic stress leaves young birds stunted
A new group of archaic hominins was discovered on the Indonesian islands
2019_05_10_Siberi geenipärand_Aivar Pihelgas
Genetic heritage from Siberia arrived in the area of Estonia the same time as Finno-Ugric languages
2019_04_24_Novaator kõhubakterid
Longevity and predisposition to obesity depends on gut bacteria
Photo by: Renee Altrov
Simple and cheap method for determining the freshness of food developed in Tartu
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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

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