13.05.2013 A species of truffle that is considered to be rare has been found for the first time in Finland. Previously it has been thought to exist only in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The truffle was found in Puumala, growing under a pine tree.
29.04.2013 An ultimate goal in the field of carbon nanotube research is to synthesise single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with controlled chiralities. Twenty years after the discovery of SWNTs, scientists from Aalto University in Finland, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute RAS in Russia and the Center for Electron Nanoscopy of Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have managed to control chirality in carbon nanotubes during their chemical vapor deposition synthesis.
25.04.2013 Aalto University School of Chemical Technology and BIT Research Centre are collaborating on a project called ArtiVasc 3D, funded under the European Community´s 7th Framework Programme. This ambitious venture aims to manufacture artificial vascularised skin using 3D printing technology.
23.04.2013 Researchers at Aalto University have developed a purely geometric surface structure that is able to stop and control the spreading of liquids on different types of surfaces. The structure has an undercut edge that works for all types of liquids, irrespective of their surface tension.
23.04.2013 Heikki Remes at the Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Applied Mechanics, has developed a model making it possible to determine how fatigue sets in with various welded steel materials. The model allows for the development of lighter structures, and as a consequence, more energy-efficient ships.
22.04.2013 Marketing performance is a multidimensional phenomenon, the control of which requires simultaneous use of multiple performance indicators. In practice, the sets of marketing metrics and control systems used by companies differ substantially from one another. Additionally, the performance implications of using different types of control systems vary from firm to firm: different control systems provide the best results for different types of businesses.
18.04.2013 Professor Mikko Alava and undergraduate Tuomo Hartonen of Aalto University Department of Applied Physics have modelled the work processes and human decision making in scientific peer review with the help of statistical physics. Their study will improve understanding of how actions of reviewers and editors during the review work correlate with the decisions to publish or reject article manuscripts. The article presenting their research is now published in the renowned journal Nature Scientific Reports.
17.04.2013 Doctoral students Mikko Suominen from the School of Engineering and Jakke Kulovesi from the School of Electrical Engineering were invited to be part of an annual voyage organised by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs. Antarctic research and service vessel S. A. Agulhas II transports scientists to the South African research base and back. The representatives of Aalto University joined some 60 other scientists on the expedition, including meteorologists, marine scientists and geologists.