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Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor
Researchers from Aalto University and and the University of Eastern Finland have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs ...
By means of a catalyst, cellulose can be bleached in seconds
An Aalto University invention accelerates the bleaching process of cellulose pulps and reduces the quantity of chemicals needed therein.
Game researchers develop an augmented climbing wall
Graphics reflected on the wall guide the climber in the choice of route, and body movements are registered by computer vision.
Greater music dynamics in shoebox-shaped concert halls
Aalto University researchers have found that music is perceived to have greater dynamic range in rectangular, shoebox shaped concert halls than in other types of halls.
Nanotechnology to help in healing hearts
Professor Sami Franssila is participating in a research project that could, if successful, revolutionise the treatment of coronary thrombosis and brain damage.
Clear differences in flagship mobile phones' connection speed, study says
Flagship models of Apple, LG, Samsung and Nokia phones provide users with remarkably different mobile network connection speed compared to each other. According to Netradar, a free mobile application to measure ...
An earthquake or a snow avalanche has its own shape
Predicting earthquakes or snow avalanches is difficult, but to for instance reduce the related risks it is of high importance to know if an avalanche event is big or small. Researchers from Aalto University in Finland have, ...
Availability of food increases as countries' dependence on food trade grows
Sufficient food is available for increasing numbers of people, but at the same time, the dependence of countries on international trade in foodstuffs has increased considerably in 40 years. The proportion ...
New optimized coatings for implants reduce risk of infection
Implants are commonly made from metals such as titanium alloys. These materials are being made porous during processing used to prepare them for medical use. Whereas this is important to ensure good contact ...
Electricity from waste heat with more efficient materials
Thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat directly into electricity. Tommi Tynell, M.Sc., who is a doctoral candidate at the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology, has developed hybrid thermoelectric materials ...
From cellulose to textile fiber and a ready product
Aalto University has developed a new process with global significance for working cellulose into a textile fiber.
Rare sugars are good for you
Rare sugars prevent dental caries, heal infections and sweeten with few calories.
Models to predict scientists' future impact often fail
Models universities partially use to forecast scientists' future contributions are not as reliable as previously thought. In a recent study, Aalto University and IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca researchers ...
Communication with similar people stronger than believed
People's tendency to communicate with similar people is stronger than earlier believed, which restricts the flow of information and ideas in social networks. These are the findings that an Aalto University ...
Genetically modified bacteria became efficient sugar producers
The production of rare sugars has been very costly until now. A recent doctoral study indicates that their production can be made significantly more efficient with the help of genetically modified bacteria. ...