Category Archives: Natural and exact sciences

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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Widen Your Horizons: Meet Our Scientists and Their Work

Did you know that our university’s scientists have their own Instagram account, which is managed only by them? Meet our researchers in their fieldwork, lab experiments, and discoveries! Photos are free for use by all – please indicate the author.  @unitartuscience This is … Continue reading

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Saving Shark Babies

Sharks are a vital part of marine ecology, keeping everything beneath them in the food chain in check. But they’re being caught and consumed at an alarming rate, and people aren’t even realising it. UT Senior Research Communication Specialist Randel … Continue reading

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