Category Archives: Natural and exact sciences

Career in science offers new knowledge and freedom

One of this year’s 6,000-euro young talent awards of the L’Oreal Baltic For Women in Science Programme was granted to Mari-Ann Lind, University of Tartu doctoral student in animal ecology. Lind reached her doctoral studies quite by chance – she … Continue reading

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Machine learning – the secret ingredient behind the magic

I have always dreamed of living in a world where I wake up to find everything I need ready in my smart house. I go out and take one of those autonomous driving cars to work without a human driver. … Continue reading

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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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