Category Archives: Natural and exact sciences

30 Maps of Estonia in 30 Days

Evelyn Uuemaa, a geographer and senior researcher in geoinformatics at the University of Tartu, challenged herself with the task of making 30 maps of Estonia – one in a day. Continue reading

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New southern species to reach Estonia: the European mantis

New species has reached Estonia from the south – the European mantis. Continue reading

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Everyone’s nature conservation – what can you do?

Ecologist Aveliina Helm elaborates on what everyone can do for nature conservation. Continue reading

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What is the true ancient Estonian food?

Every nation and region has its own pride in the culinary field – such as a historically developed favorite or a trademark-status edible article. What would be the Estonians’ so-called “own” food? The first thing to come into most people’s … Continue reading

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Lego Animation: My Personal Journey Through Leaf Angles

Jan Pisek from Tartu Observatory has created a Lego stop-motion animation to describe the measuring of leaves, needed to predict the productivity of forests. Continue reading

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The world’s first robotic vine twists and climbs

Material scientists at the University of Tartu have developed the world’s first robotic vine. Continue reading

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Scientists Explain Why You Should Get a Real Christmas tree for Your Room, Not a Plastic One

Estonian scientists analysed Christmas trees: What is a plastic Christmas tree made of? Should we prefer plastic or real Christmas trees? Continue reading

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