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16.02.2018

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How Does Love Look Like in the Brain?

The brain mechanisms of basic emotions such as anger and happiness are fairly similar across people. Differences are greater in social emotions, such as gratitude and contempt. According to a new doctoral dissertation at Aalto University, an emotional state affects the operation ...

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15.12.2017

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Easy-to-Use Health Tests with Plasmonic Biosensors

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests.

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13.12.2017

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Making New Protons

The work at the Cern research centre in Switzerland became widely known when the 2013 Nobel-prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson completed the standard model of particle physics. What Pekkanen and thousands of other physicists at Cern do now, is explore phenomena that fall ...

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27.11.2017

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Surface Wetting Properties Visualized Like Never Before

Aalto University researchers have developed a measurement technique called Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy (SDAM) to understand and characterize the wetting properties of superhydrophobic materials. Their microscope is 1,000 times more precise than current techniques, allowi...

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12.10.2017

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Aalto University Receives One Million Euro to Build Quantum Computer

The working group headed by Aalto University Docent Mikko Möttönen received a total of EUR 950,000 in funding from the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. The working group applied for funding through Future Makers, a joint ...

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25.09.2017

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Viruses and Nanoparticles Assembled into "Nano-Zipper"

According to scientists from the Aalto University, protein cages and viruses can be utilized to determine the structure of composite nanomaterials.

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19.08.2017

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Post-Graphene Material for Next Generation Photonic and Optoelectronic Devices

An international research team at the University of Aalto has developed inks made of graphene-like materials for inkjet printing. This enabled the production of new functional photonic and optoelectronic devices by inkjet printing with excellent print quality and uniformity — jus...

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26.07.2017

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Graphene-Based Electronic Devices Enable Fast Operational Speeds

Scientist at the Aalto University and their colleagues at Utrecht University and TU Delft in the Netherlands discovered that essential electronic components, such as diodes and tunnel barriers, can be incorporated in single graphene wires (nanoribbons) with atomic precision.

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15.05.2017

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Volcano-Induced Dynamic Inspires Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean.

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18.09.2014

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Waste–Gas to Valueable: Researchers Turn Carbon Dioxide into a Resource

Can a climate killer gas become a valuable resource? Recent projects are encouraging: At Aalto University in Finland, scientist managed to utilize CO2 to produce a mineral precursor for plastics and paint production.

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