2.7 billion tweets confirm: echo chambers in Twitter are very real

24. April 2018

Bipartisan users, who try to bridge the echo chambers, pay a price for their work: they become less central in their network, lose connections to their communities and receive less endorsements from others.

Press releases Science and art

Diamond-like carbon is formed differently to what was believed – machine learning enables development of new model

19. April 2018

Customised carbon surfaces can be used in areas such as medical science and water purification.

Press releases

Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials

18. April 2018

Aalto University and VTT will set up a competence center to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future.

Science and art Press releases Cooperation

  • biomaterials
  • sustainainability
  • bioeconomy

Young people seeking solutions for better future

18. April 2018

Millennium Youth Prize is a new technology competition for 14 to 18-year-olds.

Press releases Other

Life-span of new solar cell technologies to increase even tenfold with methods developed in doctoral study

9. April 2018

New types of solar cells lose their effectiveness as they age because electrolyte in them loses colour, which indicates a decrease in charge carriers.

Press releases Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

The traits of fast typists discovered by analysing 136 million keystrokes

5. April 2018

An online study with 168,000 people shows large variation in typing speeds and styles.

Press releases Science and art

  • interfaces
  • human-computer_interaction
  • typing
  • UX

Borrow a researcher for an hour – top digital experts offer free Skype conversations and coaching 23–27 April

4. April 2018

Are you interested in 5G, blockchains, crowdsourcing or perhaps digital ethics? Call a researcher week offers a unique opportunity to have a chat with experts.

Science and art Press releases Cooperation

Deep inside Perseus A – A telescope larger than the Earth makes a sharp image of the formation of black hole jets in the core of a radio galaxy

3. April 2018

An international team of researchers has imaged newly forming jets of plasma from a massive black hole with unprecedented accuracy.

Press releases

Mathematical method exposes differences between social and healthcare providers

29. March 2018

A more comprehensive assessment of service quality makes it possible to cut social and healthcare spending without affecting the quantity or quality of the services.

Science and art Press releases

  • health_technology
  • Health
  • healthcare
  • math
  • mathematics

Weather phenomena such as El Niño affect up to two-thirds of the world’s harvests

28. March 2018

Air pressure, sea level temperature or other similar factors fluctuate regularly in areas far apart in a way that causes rain and temperature patterns to shift significantly.

Science and art Press releases

AI improves touchscreen interfaces for users with impairments

27. March 2018

A new AI method adapts touchscreen interfaces to make more out of the capabilities of aging users and users with disabilities.

Science and art Press releases

  • optimization
  • UX
  • AI
  • user_interface

Aalto the first university in Finland to sign Sustainable Development Goals Accord

26. March 2018

By signing, Aalto commits to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in its activities.

Cooperation Press releases

  • SDG
  • sustainability

Professor Otto Toivanen and Professor Hannu Vartiainen to lead Helsinki Graduate School of Economics

22. March 2018

The Governing Board of Helsinki GSE has selected Professor Toivanen to be Academic Director and Professor Vartiainen to be Academic Deputy Director.

Science and art Press releases Cooperation

  • Helsinki_GSE
  • economics

Nature provides the means for the sustainable management of floods

22. March 2018

World Water Day is held on 22 March. This year's theme is "Nature for water", which highlights how natural methods can be used in curbing flooding, droughts and water pollution.

Science and art Press releases

  • water_technology
  • floods
  • sustainainability
  • water
  • climate_change

Pressing a button is more challenging than appears - A new theory improves button designs

20. March 2018

Pressing a button appears easy, but the brain needs a probabilistic internal model to control a press.

Science and art Press releases

  • user_experience
  • user_interface

A recent report: Mass personalisation of health care services would improve the social welfare and health care reform

16. March 2018

The G3 research project examined how health services could respond to customers' needs individually.

Science and art Press releases

Väre student art competition and public art invitational announced

13. March 2018

Aalto University announced two public art competitions: an invited art competition for two cluster spaces inside Väre and for a student art work competition for a wall outside the Väre building.

Campus Other Press releases

  • Väre
  • art_percentage
  • campus
  • competition

Rid of routine coding – AI automates the construction of large information systems

6. March 2018

A new technology under development will bring down development costs so much that complex systems can be built from scratch.

Science and art Press releases

  • AI
  • Informations_systems_science
  • artificial_intelligence
  • Innovation

Aalto University endowment portfolio returned 6.5% in 2017

5. March 2018

The purpose of the endowment is to generate additional funding for top quality research and education.

Press releases Other

  • endowment

Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning

2. March 2018

This knotted skyrmion may provide insight into a stable ball of plasma that could enhance future fusion reactors.

Science and art Press releases

Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues

21. February 2018

Key repeating moments in the film give viewers the information they need to understand the storyline. The scenes cause identical reactions in the viewer’s brain. The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film, and memory mechanisms impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Science and art Press releases

  • brain
  • Brain_research
  • movie
  • films
  • film
  • neuroscience
  • brainscience

Project examining the state of water services and the structural change to be launched

19. February 2018

The current renovation rate in the water supply and sewerage networks is not sufficient. The project aims to find the best methods for the implementation of the required structural change.

Science and art Press releases

Board chosen for Helsinki Graduate School of Economics

16. February 2018

Erkki Liikanen, the Governor of the Bank of Finland has agreed to serve as the chair of the board of the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (Helsinki GSE)

Press releases Cooperation

  • Helsinki_GSE
  • economics

Finnish innovation to reduce complications after open heart surgery

15. February 2018

Roughly every five patients suffer from different kinds of heart failure after open heart surgery.

Science and art Press releases

Serious shortcomings in aging tests of new solar cell materials

6. February 2018

Researchers at Aalto University have found that only a fraction of stability tests done on new types of solar cells meet proper requirements. Tests lack common standards and should have been done in real-world conditions and in groups of several cells.

Science and art Press releases

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy
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