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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. ...
How slippery are water-repellent surfaces? (w/ Video)
Scientists at Aalto University have measured the low but non-zero friction of droplets moving on slippery water-repellent surfaces.
Chlorophyll harnessed for use in nanophotonic applications
Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are developing nanostructures in which chlorophylls are bound to synthetic materials. Chlorophyll is a true gift of nature to photonics, as ...
Customer satisfaction increases the value and interest of company shares for institutional investors
How do institutional investors react to customer satisfaction with companies on the stock market? A research group run by Jaakko Aspara, who is a professor in the Department of Marketing at Aalto University School of Business ...
Phone call, SMS or perhaps a Whatsapp message?
Smartphone users' communication habits have been studied in a doctoral thesis at Aalto University. The users' choices are affected, e.g., by the strength of the relationship with the other party and the context in which the ...
Growth of disorder of electrons measured in dual temperature system
Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Tokyo have succeeded for the first time in experimentally measuring a probability distribution for entropy production of electrons.
Researchers make droplets dance (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers from Aalto University and Paris Tech have placed water droplets containing magnetic nanoparticles on strong water repellent surfaces and have made them align in various static and ...
The most accurate million-volt measurement carried out in High Voltage Laboratory
Researchers have developed a mobile million-volt DC voltage divider, coordinated by the Finnish centre for metrology and accreditation, MIKES.
YouTube is the most important music source for the Finnish youth, survey finds
YouTube has become the primary music service among young adults, finds a new study by Aalto University. 99% of the respondents to a survey on digital music use listened to YouTube at least sometimes, 35% every day.
Spot-welding graphene nanoribbons atom by atom
Scientists at Aalto University and Utrecht University have created single atom contacts between gold and graphene nanoribbons.