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Estonian architect is looking for the perfect wooden lego blocks

Sille Pihlak, an architect and a researcher at the Estonian Academy of Arts, plays with wood to make buildings greener and more efficient. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Populations are growing, cities are expanding and new homes pop up all around the world. This comes at …

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Estonian and Spanish researchers create a smart dress that will play with your mind

Smart textile can help us gain control over our bodies using technology, fabrics and art, the Spanish-Estonian research project, Magic Lining, showed. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. “We believe that we have this one body, but it is actually changing all the time,” Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, a …

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Estonia’s Skeleton to supply a global manufacturer with its ultracapacitors

Estonian ultracapacitor maker Skeleton has signed a contract with CAF Power & Automation, a global manufacturer of electric power solutions, to supply its ultracapacitors for trams powered by CAF’s on-board energy storage systems. According to Skeleton, its ultracapacitor technology can significantly improve the trams’ efficiency – “reducing costs and CO2 …

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EU’s data exchange channel to be based in Tallinn, Estonia

The Committee of Permanent Representatives at the Council of the European Union – also known as COREPER – has approved the Estonian capital, Tallinn, as the seat of the EU judicial cross-border data exchange channel e-CODEX. The data exchange channel is to be located at the EU’s IT agency, eu-LISA, …

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An Estonian company develops road marking robots

An Estonian company, called 10Lines, is producing autonomous robots that are used for parking lot and road marking, allowing operators to replace the existing manual process with an automated solution. The company says its “robots can complete line markings seven times faster than current processes, cutting out exhaustive measuring and …

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Milrem's THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle is the centre of the system to be created for the iMUGS project. Photo by Milrem.

Estonian robotics company Milrem to share its knowhow with the European Space Agency

The Estonian robotics company, Milrem, has secured a European Space Agency contract to start applying its autonomy capabilities toward planetary rovers. The current project, planned as the first in a series of projects, is for mapping the current state of the art of planetary rovers and for developing tools to …

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An autonomous hydrogen-powered vehicle to be launched in Estonia

The Estonian autonomous vehicle manufacturer, Auve Tech, and the University of Tartu have developed an autonomous hydrogen-powered shuttle bus – claimed to be the first of its kind in the world; the vehicle has passed the Estonian Road Administration’s test and is allowed to start operating on public roads. The …

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Russian actress with Estonian roots cleared for space flight

Actress Yulia Peresild will be flown to the International Space Station in October to shoot scenes for an upcoming Russian movie. Yulia Peresild, whose ancestors were from Estonia, and filmmaker Klim Shipenko were selected to be part of the expedition that is planned to launch in October from the Baikonur …

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Estonian company to develop IT-strategy for Zanzibar

Estonian IT company Net Group has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the island of Zanzibar, an autonomous region of Tanzania. The Tallinn-based Net Group said it was hired to develop IT-strategy for Zanzibar – mainly because the Estonian company has a long and extensive experience in East Africa and …

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