Estonian science

University of Tartu professor to develop an AI for improving business processes

Marlon Dumas, a professor of information systems at the University of Tartu, has received a prestigious grant worth over €2 million to develop an artificial intelligence-based tool called “Pix” to enable companies to improve their business processes automatically. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Randel Kreitsberg, …

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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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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 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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Smart devices don’t make you better in your work

The Estonian neuroscientist, Jaan Aru, explains why smartphone addiction can have negative consequences. No one regrets in the last hour of their life that “I didn’t respond faster to an e-mail”. But for some reason, people think that constantly checking e-mails on a smart device and answering them right away …

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Thirteen University of Tartu researches among the most influential in the world

The recently released 2018 Highly Cited Researchers Report by Clarivate Analytics includes 17 scientists from Estonia, 13 of whom work at the University of Tartu. The Highly Cited Researchers Report lists over 6,000 most influential natural and social scientists of the last decade, based on the Web of Science database. …

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Estonian and Spanish scientists discover a simple way to improve infertility treatment

Scientists from Estonia and Spain have published a study in Human Reproduction, a top journal in the field, that can benefit the couples who have experienced repeated IVF failure. In 2017, more than 2,800 in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures were carried out in Estonia, resulting in the birth of 430 …

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An Estonian collaboration develops a smart barn

In cooperation with scientists from the University of Tartu, the southern Estonian organic farm, Koivakonnu, has developed an innovative livestock farm that is characterised by energy efficiency, thought-out thermal regulation and the maximum use of passive energy. The Koivakonnu organic farm has been raising Hereford beef cattle for about twenty …

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Jüri Allik: Four recipes for becoming a top researcher

Jüri Allik, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Tartu, belongs to the top one per cent of the world’s most cited scientists in his field. Here, Professor Allik unveils a few secrets to a researcher’s success.* This article is brought to you in collaboration with the University of Tartu blog. One …

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Tallinn Technology University’s researcher receives a prestigious European grant

The senior researcher of the Tallinn University of Technology’s department of innovation and governance, Vasilis Kostakis, has been awarded a €1.1 million European Research Council starting grant – the only such grant awarded to an Estonian researcher this year. According to the university, Kostakis will use the grant for a …

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