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New search engine lets users look for relevant results faster
Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones, and helps people to do searches more efficiently.
Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule
Scientists at Aalto University and the University of Zurich have succeeded in directly imaging how electrons interact within a single molecule.
Researchers prefer citing researchers of good reputation
If a scientist has a good reputation among his colleagues, other scientists are more likely to cite his publications. According to a study, reputation is crucial for the impact of publications.
Researchers convert carbon dioxide into a valuable resource
Researchers at Aalto University have opened a pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), ...
Men enjoy competition, but so do women, researchers find
Common stereotypes would have us believe that men are more competitive and women more cooperative.
Plug n' Play protein crystals
Almost a hundred years ago in 1929 Linus Pauling presented the famous Pauling's Rules to describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals. These rules essentially describe how the ...
People fake to look authentic on social media
Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery according to a new study by researchers at Aalto University. During the study, researchers discovered that being authentic is very ...
Diet change – a solution to reduce water use?
Eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world, researchers at Aalto University have found.
Internet Society to measure and display quality of Internet connections around the world with Netradar app
The Internet Society and Aalto University are launching a new collaboration to measure the diversity of Internet access around the world. Internet access is becoming increasingly mobile and the next billion ...
Future technologies may revolutionize the usage of mobile services
Benefiting from multiple Internet connections may revolutionize both the consumers' usage of Internet services and operator business, explains Henna Suomi, M.Sc. (Tech.) in her doctoral thesis research. If multihoming with ...
Molecular self-assembly scales up from nanometers to millimeters
Can self-assembly based technologies offer advantages beyond conventional top-down lithography approaches?
Drug sensitivity predicted computationally
With modern high-throughput technologies researchers can measure a multitude of molecular properties from cancer cells. A big question of precision medicine is how computational modelling can be used to predict ...
Fungi clean oil-polluted soil
Fungi can be harnessed to clean polluted soil which cannot be cleaned using traditional composting. This was the finding of Erica Winquist, M.Sc. (Tech.), in her dissertation for Aalto University.
The phone of the future may be powered by alcohol
A small, light and effective micro fuel cell generates electrical energy from hydrogen, ethanol and methanol. Gianmario Scotti has developed economical and rapid methods for the purpose of fabricating micro ...
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 ...