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Estonian and American universities to collaborate on developing self-driving cars

Tallinn University of Technology has signed a co-operation agreement with Florida Polytechnic University to join forces for future development and increasing the security of automated vehicles. TalTech started developing Estonia’s first automated vehicle from scratch in 2017 and in the summer of 2018, presented the first prototype. The university announced …

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Doctoral thesis shows how the living environment can alter ethnic affiliation

A doctoral thesis, written by researcher Kadi Mägi, show high levels of ethnic segregation in Estonia; however, she also discovered that the living environment can alter ethnic affiliations. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. When talking about segregation in Estonia, it is usually about Estonians and Russians …

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Estonian scientists are in a process of creating a remote air traffic tower centre that will enable a central and flexible provision of air traffic services, including the option that one person can provide service simultaneously to more than one aerodrome at the same time.

Estonian aviation scientists develop a remote tower centre to centralise air traffic services

Estonian aviation scientists are in the process of developing a remote tower centre to centralise air traffic services in the country. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The objective of air traffic control is to prevent collisions between aircraft in the air, on the manoeuvring area …

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The University of Tartu develops a mobile sensor to sniff out toxic substances

Physicists at the University of Tartu have developed a sensor that can be integrated into mobile phones and will actively monitor toxic substances in the air and alert people about them. The physicists have been working on the graphene-based sensor for the past five years. According to a statement by …

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Three Estonian universities are in the global top 1,000

According to one of the most important higher education lists, the University of Tartu, TalTech and Tallinn University are among the world’s 1,000 best universities. The annual list is compiled by the QS World University Rankings. In the process of preparing the ranking list, the QS considers a survey among …

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The black storks in Estonia are suffering from loneliness, study finds

A whopping number of the black stork nests in Estonia are inhabited by single birds who cannot breed due to lack of partner, a research led by the Estonian University of Life Sciences finds. In Estonia, the rare black storks are living on the northernmost edge of their distribution range. …

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A new Estonian invention engages 9,000 students to compete in math online

99math, a new Estonian-founded game platform to motivate students to learn math, engaged simultaneously 9,000 students in an online competition; the platform’s next ambition is to attract a million students from all over the world. The game day, that took place on 30 January, involved more than 9,000 students from …

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Estonia is participating in the Baltic Sea pollution study

Estonia together with eleven other European countries are due to study where and how microplastics are getting into the sea, how common it is and in which way it is affecting the marine environment. In Estonia, the first studies on estimating the amounts of microplastics found in the upper layers …

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US Consumer Technology Association awards Estonia for innovation

The American Consumer Technology Association has awarded Estonia for innovation during its event in Las Vegas. The innovation award was presented to the Estonian minister of education, Mailis Reps, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on 8 January. The association’s yearly International Innovation Scorecard grades countries across 25 …

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