Category Archives: Natural and exact sciences

How robots can guide us safely through the pandemic

The World Health Organization has recommended that to cut the chain of Covid-19 transmission, people should keep social distance and avoid touching surfaces in public places. The question is: how we can manage our lives in a way that reduces … Continue reading

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30 exquisite maps to teach a great deal about Estonia

Last November, a bunch of University of Tartu geographers participated in the #30DayMapChallenge on Twitter: Evelyn Uuemaa, Anto Aasa, Tõnu Oja, Janika Raun, Alexander Kmoch, and UT Mobility Lab. Three geographers – Tõnu Oja, Professor of Geoinformatics and Cartography; Evelyn … Continue reading

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How to reduce the workload of healthcare workers using robots

University of Tartu roboticists are working on hospital robots that will minimise the contact between staff and patients and thereby lower the risk of infection during virus outbreaks. Continue reading

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How healthy the Baltic Sea and its fish are

Ecotoxicologist Randel Kreitsberg writes about the health of the Baltic Sea and its fish (that by the way, also get cancer). Continue reading

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How important is “web spinning” in science

Animal ecologist Tuul Sepp shares her experience on the importance of networking in science. Continue reading

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Moving to the country in the midst of the coronavirus crisis: Have cities reached their growth limit?

Professor of Urban and Population Geography Tiit Tammaru writes about the urban-to-rural migration in Estonia in the light of coronavirus. Continue reading

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Snowy days have decreased substantially in Estonia

Geographers of the Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences of the University of Tartu have released a study indicating that the snow situation in Estonia has substantially changed in the last decades. While our grandfathers and grandmothers could often sled … Continue reading

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