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A record number of new doctorates at the 2022 Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in TechnologyThe most prestigious of academic celebrations was held on the Otaniemi campus on 17 June. The previous conferment ceremony took place in 2019, and the annual tradition has had to be postponed two years in a row. As a result, this year's celebrations at Dipoli were grander than ever before.
Suomi 100 did what could previously be done only by much larger satellites: photographing and studying the aurora borealisStudying the aurora borealis area helps in the development of safe telecommunications, for example.
Video: The new road to silk
Did you know that scientists are able to produce spider silk using modified bacteria? Spider silk is one of the strongest materials in nature and it offers intriguing opportunities for future textile design. In the NEWSILK project researchers worked together with designers to develop new types of silk-like materials using a multidisciplinary approach and the tools of synthetic biology.
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Ilkka Tomperi has been appointed as Professor of Practice in Real Estate Investment at Aalto University'The real estate industry and the field of real estate investment are in a transition phase, which makes the task especially interesting', says Ilkka Tomperi.
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Many entrepreneurs and researchers set their goals based on a realisation that something needs to be done differently. The change they envision might be a new product or material, or it can be a new way to do things. Implementing change isn’t always easy, however, and it demands a stomach for uncertainty, say Professor Michael Hummel and entrepreneurs Annu Nieminen and Richard Nordström.
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Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms
Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates
Aalto researchers awarded Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for macroscopic quantum entanglement
Aalto University Professor Mika A. Sillanpää, his team and collaborators at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, have won the Physics World 2021 Breakthrough of the Year. The prize was awarded for establishing quantum entanglement between a pair of macroscopic drumheads – two mechanical resonators that were tiny but still much larger than the subatomic particles that are usually entangled. The award has previously been given for the first direct observation of a black hole and for the detection of gravitational waves, which also received a Nobel Prize.