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Estonian architect is looking for the perfect wooden lego blocks

Prof Sille Pihlak at the bachelor degree jury of the interior architecture department at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Photo credit: Tõnu Tunnel Sille Pihlak, an architect and a...


Digital twins compete for energy efficiency

Photo credit: Skitterphoto While currently service providers only get an idea of customers' energy consumption based on surveys, in the near future, the new smart solution will constantly monitor...


New European-Asian Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on Asian Informal Employment

What is precariousness and what does it mean? In the labor world, precariousness means temporary or unstable employment, the kind that is dependent on chance and subject to...


University of Tartu researchers continue to study coronavirus strains circulating in Estonia

In the new funding period of the KoroGeno-EST project, medical researchers of the University of Tartu are planning to sequence and analyse up to 6,500 full-genomic sequences of...


Self-Destructive Mutant Mosquitoes May Save the World from Insecticides

In the US state of Florida, scientists released genetically modified male mosquitoes into nature to reduce the number of mosquito species carrying infectious diseases that are dangerous to...


Novel associations between genetics and vitamin B12 deficiency with an autoimmune etiology

Researchers at the Estonian Genome Centre at the University of Tartu described novel associations between genetics and autoimmune vitamin B12 deficiency in their recent publication in Nature Communications....


The Baltic Sea is recovering with the help of scientists

The Baltic Sea is coming back to life and there is no need to stop eating fish, said Estonian scientist, Joonas Plaan.


Corona Crisis Increased the Amount of Plastic Waste in the World

As shops and restaurants were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, food deliveries have increased from March 2020. Consumers also preferred packaged or frozen products more than before....


University of Tartu and Tilde take Estonian machine translation to a new level

The Institute of the Estonian Language and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research have initiated the largest language technology development project to date, as a result of...


Restored peatlands store carbon and mitigate climate change

Estonia has almost 10,000 ha of peat production land that has lain abandoned since the Soviet era, as well as peatland that is in use at present for...