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Scientists use bacteria as micro-3D printers

A team at Aalto University has used bacteria to produce intricately designed three-dimensional objects made of nanocellulose. With their technique, the researchers are able to guide the growth of bacterial colonies through the use of strongly water...
10-Nov-2020 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

How a foreign market entry fails: the case of Guggenheim Helsinki

Researchers at the Aalto University School of Business followed the Guggenheim Helsinki project closely for several years: they interviewed different parties, observed meetings and analysed news related to the project. According to the researchers,...
9-Nov-2020 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry's current carbon emissions

Shifting to wood as a building construction material would significantly reduce the environmental impact of building construction. If 80% of new residential buildings in Europe were made of wood inside and out, they would store the equivalent of...
2-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How vaping companies are using Instagram to market to young people

E-cigarettes are highly addictive nicotine products with unclear health impacts, particularly on young people. Instagram is a visual social media platform which is wildly popular, particularly with young people
9-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Invention by a Finnish start-up speeds up coronavirus testing

An Aalto University spinoff company has come up with a way to use existing lab microscopes in a completely new and much more effective way with their innovation of nanocoated glass. While this is very relevant to covid19 research, it holds great...
29-May-2020 6:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Modelling confirms: Isolating the ill and prioritising remote work are key strategies in combating the coronavirus

This release concerns conclusive results from a research project that was put together to model the potential spread of coronavirus through air particles in indoor public spaces such as supermarkets...
27-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two-person-together MRI scans on couples investigates how touching is perceived in the brain

Researchers at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre have developed a new method for simultaneous imaging brain activity from two people, allowing them to study social interaction.
28-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Relying on 'local food' is a distant dream for most of the world

Globalisation has revolutionised food production and consumption in recent decades and cultivation has become more efficient As a result, diets have diversified and food availability has increased in various parts of the globe.
17-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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