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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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Drones could still be a threat to public safety -- New research improves drone detection

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, are widely used in mapping, aerial photography, rescue operations, shipping, law enforcement, agriculture, among other things. Despite great potential for improving public safety, use of...
18-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials

Researchers from Aalto University, the University of São Paulo and the University of British Columbia have found a way to make a new kind of fibre from a combination of chitin nanoparticles, extracted from residual blue crab shells and alginate, a...
28-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Auroral crackling sounds are related to the electromagnetic resonances of the Earth

The study is a continuation of a hypothesis that Unto K. Laine, Professor Emeritus, published three years ago on the origin of the sounds heard during the displays of the Northern Lights.
10-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain scans on movie watchers reveal how we judge people

Unconscious bias has become a hot topic recently, with high profile incidents reported around the world. Researchers at Aalto University are exploring the causes of these biases
24-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brain scans shine light on how we solve clues

What's an s-shaped animal with scales and no legs? What has big ears, a trunk and tusks? What goes 'woof' and chases cats? The brain's ability to reconstruct facts - 'a snake', 'an elephant' and 'a dog'
25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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