From space technology to spider silk and the bio-economy

Over 2 000 women and girls gathered for three technology events: Shaking up Tech, Girls’ Day and Women in Tech.

Kaksi tyttöä tutkii teknistä laitetta Aalto-yliopiston Shaking up Tech -tapahtumassa vuonna 2018.

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A false colour electron microscope image of the bolometer, the scale bar shows a single bacteria, indicating how small the device is
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Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work

The nanoscale radiation detector is a hundred times faster than its predecessors, and can function without interruption
Someone typing on a phone next to someone typing on a laptop
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Smartphone typing speeds catching up with keyboards

A study of over 37,000 users shows that the ‘typing gap’, the difference typing speeds between mobile devices and physical keyboards is decreasing, and 10–19-year olds can type about 10 words-per-minute faster than their parents' generation.
Energy Awareness Week event ACRE Image: Mikko Raskinen
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More renewable energy on campus

Renewing Aalto Works block increases the energy effiency on campus
The new wax solution has shown great success in making a wide range of fabrics water resistant.
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A new, natural wax coating makes garments water-resistant and breathable

Aalto University researchers have made a non-toxic coating solution with wax obtained from Brazilian palm tree leaves.
Aiheet, joissa rasismista puhuttiin
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Discussions about racism strongly differ in the Finnish news media and discussion forums

On the popular Suomi24 discussion forum, users see immigration and minorities as a threat to “the ordinary Finnish people”, while journalists address racism from a historical and international perspective.
Hämähäkkisilkki
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A combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness

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Vesipullo
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Wiser decisions

The solution is to bring people together on the same path so we can make the decisions that are best for us all.
Vaihtoehtoja fossiilisille polttoaineille
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Diesel from wasteflows and other alternatives to fossil fuels

Renewable diesel, made from biomasses and waste flows, produces up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions than normal diesel
Ilmastonmuutoksen hillitseminen
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Five tips for tackling climate change

Plant-based diet and living car-free are some of the most effective ways to mitigate your personal carbon footprint.
Uudentyyppisten akkujen testauksessa käytetty komponentti. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen / Aalto-yliopisto
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Smarter energy

From research into electro-chemical conversion to creating policy for demand-response planning, Aalto University is working on ways to develop smarter and more sustainable energy grids

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Scientific research and artistic activities are carried out at six schools and their departments and units.

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At Aalto University, we create conditions for innovations, sustainable economic growth, employment and wellbeing. Our unique combinations of fields enables us to solve grand societal problems.

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Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.
Critical Tide Seaweed Sculpture Oki naganode by Julia Lohmann photo: Noortje Knulst
Exhibitions and fairs

Critical Tide exhibition at the Design Museum’s Gallery

At a time of deep ecological crises, Critical Tide will open our eyes to the urgent issues our oceans face and showcase creative ways of intervening.
Tomorrow's Archives, Photo: Eeva Suorlahti
Exhibitions and fairs

Tomorrow's Archives

The Tomorrow’s Archives exhibition showcases experimental design by Aalto University students in collaboration with Iittala.
The details avaiable on the page in a picture with a colourful cartoon of an antropomorphic qubit
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Quantum Explorations

#QuEx opens up windows to the current state of quantum technologies, showcasing some of the world-leading research and technology development taking place on campus
Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

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