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A green revolution in the economy is possible thanks to data

Transition to a green economy not only requires idealism and initiative but also data; Estonia’s Rohetiiger (Green Tiger) collaboration platform is seeking to boost the development of green economy and among other plans, the platform wants to develop a system for data-driven assessment of products’ environmental footprint. It was in …

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Estonian scientists lead a Baltic-Nordic 5G testing

Estonians scientists are leading an ambitious project to test 5G network technology interoperability across Finland, Estonia and Latvia – a cross-border corridor known as Via Baltica-North. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The project, called 5G-Routes, has a substantial budget of €11 million, the bulk of which …

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Estonian researchers develop a unique coronavirus rapid test

The University of Tartu and SelfDiagnostics, a medical equipment supplier, have developed a SARS-CoV-2 rapid molecular test that allows detecting the viral RNA (one of the three major biological macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life, along with DNA and proteins) at a lower price and a greater resource …

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Ten Estonian researchers among the world’s most influential scientists

The newly published Clarivate Analytics list identifies the world’s most influential scientists, including ten researchers related to Estonia, eight of whom work at the University of Tartu. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Clarivate is a company that monitors the world’s research. According to its statute, Clarivate …

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Joy, guilt and research: the lives of Estonian mothers in science

One fourth of all University of Tartu professors are women and many are mothers – some parents to children as young as one; how do these mother scientists cope with work and raising their children? Kairi Kreegipuu, a professor of experimental psychology at the University of Tartu, has been involved …

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The coronavirus urges Estonian scientists to spare no effort

While the spread of the novel coronavirus can separate people physically, researchers exchange ideas more frequently than earlier – they work to solve the problem no matter what day of the week or time of the day. Since spring 2020, when the SARS-CoV-2 started to spread in the Western countries, …

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Global study: Estonian boys the third tallest in the world

A global study, involving hundreds of researchers and published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest general medical journals, shows that in 2019, the 19-year-old boys who were on average the tallest in the world, lived in the Netherlands, Montenegro and Estonia. The scientists behind the study pooled over …

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Jõhvi Coding School to diversify the Estonian education scene

A group of Estonian entrepreneurs and education activists will launch a new school that helps solve the country’s growing demand for software developers. Jõhvi Coding School is based on the internationally acclaimed 01 Edu platform and will open its doors in the fall of 2021. The school is aimed at …

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Tallinn’s new self-driving bus emerged from a university robotics course

The self-driving shuttle bus now officially in the streets of Tallinn emerged from a university robotics course. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. It feels like being in a giant toy car. There’s almost no sound, no steering wheel, no pedals, and, well, no driver either. Unless …

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Algorithms run the Estonian state – and people trust it

A good digital government is built on good math, not just good people, according to cyberlaw scholar and legal philosopher Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Every Estonian citizen has an ID number written on a card they use to communicate with the government. They slip …

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