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International Women's Day alumni seminar stirs up discussion of neural networks and peace

The topics covered in the alumni seminar also included new business models and the societal impact of AI and digitalisation.
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Annu Nieminen

When nothing is impossible: technology sector offers a variety of career paths

The message of Aalto Junior’s Women’s Day event was that, in the field of technology, nothing is impossible for women. More than 100 participants from schools in Greater Helsinki had an opportunity to visit, among others, Aalto's space laboratory.
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Aalto Juniorin järjestämä naistenpäivän tapahtuma viesti yläkoululaisille tytöille.

AScI funding awarded to planning future energy systems and to designing penguin-inspired active surfaces

Each programme to receive funding of 150 000 € over three years.
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Are we at the limits of measuring water-repellent surfaces?

As we develop extremely liquid-repellent surfaces, the errors in existing measurement techniques are getting too large.
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Water droplet on a surface

Low Temperature Laboratory receives over one million euros in funding, opening more widely to European researchers

The Low Temperature Laboratory develops quantum sensors needed in nanoelectronics research, among other core activities
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Kylmälaboratorio on yksi maailman johtavista matalien lämpötilojen fysiikan, nanoelektroniikan ja kvanttiteknologian tutkimuskeskittymistä. Kuva: Roee Cohen.

World-leading neuroscientists gathered on Twitter for online research conference

Scientific conferences are expensive, time-consuming and often involve a heavy carbon footprint. Luckily, there are alternatives
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Twitter-konferenssi kokoaa yhteen aivokuvantamisen asiantuntijoita eri puolilta maailmaa. Kuva: Baran Aydogan.

Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts

Achievement can be applied to speed up quantum computers and design new quantum technological devices
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Artictic impression of a quantum resonator coupled to environmental modes

Anton Paar Research Award to Robin Ras and Quan Zhou

Anton Paar Research Award to Robin Ras and Quan Zhou
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Anton Paar Research Award to Robin Ras and Quan Zhou

Bugs or dust? New method quickly reveals whether a surface is truly clean

By combining artificial intelligence and hyperspectral imaging, we can make sure facilities are clean during norovirus and flu season—cutting cleaning costs and reducing use of disinfectants
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Image: Mikko Raskinen.

More recycling and business worth billions to the battery sector

The main objective of BATCircle is to generate added value to sectors manufacturing battery metals and chemicals, and their circular economy.
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Akkujätettä ja kemikaaleja. Kuva: Glen Forde

Outstanding referee 2019 award to Aalto University physicists

Professors Päivi Törmä and Sergei A. Tretyakov named Outstanding Referees by the American Physical Society.
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APS Outstanding Referees logo

Faster method to read quantum memory

Scientists at Aalto University and VTT have developed a faster way to read information out of qubits, the basic building blocks of a quantum computer
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Quantum Wheel brings world-class game makers and quantum physicists together

From 15th until 17th February 2019 the Helsinki SkyWheel and Allas Sea Pool are the base for the 5th Quantum Game Jam; an intensive weekend during which game makers and physicists get together with the aim of creating games that harness the nature of quantum mechanics.
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Quantum Wheel

Life on the edge in the quantum world - Taking shortcuts and driving at the quantum speed limit

Pulling off high-speed energy transfers in the lab gives researchers insight into quantum computing, high-speed rechargeable batteries, and other future applications of quantum technology.
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Superadibiatic transfer QTF

Measuring forces of living cells and microorganisms

Force sensors to study living cells and microorganisms with extraordinary precision
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A nematode worm held in a micropipette

Artificial intelligence ARTIST instantly captures materials’ properties

New approach holds potential to slash research and development costs for designer materials and technologies of the future
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Artificial intelligence ARTIST - Jari Järvi/Aalto University

Finnish Olympiad in Informatics announces winners: a study place and international contests as incentives for secondary school students

Finnish Olympiad in Informatics 2019 winners are Santeri Toivonen, Roope Salmi and Olli Järviniemi. The competition may guarantee a study place at a university for the best competitors or take them to international programming competitions.
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Henrik Lievonen ja Miska Kananen. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

Secrets of our universe live in a big blue cylinder

There isn’t much on Earth but you can find it just about everywhere else — how a type of helium might tell us how everything we know got its start.
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Way Out There - Big blue cylinder

AI is enabling better building blocks for our devices

It’s not only changing the way we process data, AI changing how we carry out research, period.
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Smart Art - new materials

Mixing art and artificial intelligence

Artists have for long been quick to experiment, use and misuse new technologies--but does AI mean the end of human-made art?
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Smart Art - Mixing art and AI