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How should governments offer subsidies for clean-energy heating?

Many countries are already looking to adopt clean heating solutions more widely, with the International Energy Agency projecting that by 2045 nearly half of global heating will be done with heat pumps. A new study from Aalto University assesses the...
16-Jun-2021 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Human Ear Detects Half a Millisecond Delay in Sound

Acoustics researchers at Aalto University, in collaboration with professional monitoring loudspeaker manufacturer Genelec, have investigated just how small of a variation in sound delay the human ear can detect in the most sensitive frequency range...
14-Jun-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Trees, Plants and Soil Could Help Cities Cut Their Carbon Footprints — When Used Smartly

Carbon footprint declarations are used in construction to ease product selection for low carbon building, but these standards don’t yet exist for green elements like soil, bushes and plants. A new study led by Aalto University is the first to map...
14-Jun-2021 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improved method for generating synthetic data solves major privacy issues in research

Researchers at the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence have developed a machine learning-based method that produces synthetic data, making it possible for researchers to share even sensitive data with one other without privacy concerns.
7-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Covid-19 vaccines also protect unvaccinated family members

Researchers at the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics have found that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines protect both vaccinated individuals and their unvaccinated adult household members against SARS-CoV-2 infections. The study,...
7-Jun-2021 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Anyone can get super-hearing

Humans can observe what and where something happens around them with their hearing, as long as sound frequencies lie between 20 Hz and 20 000 Hz. Researchers at Aalto University have now developed a new audio technique that enables people to also...
2-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Acoustic solutions made from natural fibres can reduce buildings’ carbon footprints

Researchers at Aalto University, in collaboration with Finnish acoustics company Lumir, have now studied how the acoustic solutions around us could become more eco-friendly, with the help of cellulose fibres. The acoustic insulation market is...
2-Jun-2021 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Warm ice may fracture differently than cold ice

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have found strong evidence that warm ice – that is, ice very close in temperature to zero degrees Celsius – may fracture differently than the kinds of ice typically studied in laboratories or nature. A...
26-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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