The Estonian Biobank at the University of Tartu has been developing an online portal for gene donors to view their hereditary and genetic predisposition to various diseases. A pilot version of the portal is expected to be launched early next year.
While a former nuclear reactor installed in the port city of Paldiski during the Soviet era contains sources of radioactivity, a recent survey has revealed, there is no nuclear fuel present, ETV news show "Aktuaalne kaamera," (AK) reported Wednesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ixchiq, the first chikungunya vaccine against a dangerous tropical disease, developed by Narva native Tartu University researchers. It is the first vaccine developed in Estonia that has approval for human application.
Because vaccination is no longer a guaranteed way to avoid catching the coronavirus and the risk of side-effects outweighs the potential benefit of inoculation in the case of Omicron variants, virologist Irja Lutsar suggests healthy young people can skip vaccination this fall.
Eesti Energia will fund two TalTech PhD places to help the company solve challenges related to the chemical industry, circular economy, and competitiveness.
Tartu University researchers surveyed 11 major public and business organizations in Estonia to assess whether ageism causes workplace bullying and whether it increases with ethnic minority status and gender combined. The study found that ageism, gender, and ethnicity are not to blame.
Even though wolf numbers have been recovering in recent years and the species is considered to be in good condition in Estonia, the total number of specimens is many times below the peak of the 1990s. Researchers say that attitudes in society suggest Estonians are not willing to tolerate more than a few dozen packs.
Estonia's cultural ties with India and China are growing, a study has found. While spiritual and religious groups and symbols are gaining popularity, rapidly growing Indian and Chinese communities are also contributing to cultural exchanges.
Drawing the territorial waters between Estonia and Finland as if cutting it in half, so not having any exclusive economic zone in between, sounds like a good plan, but in the Gulf of Finland, the right of innocent passage would be immediately replaced by the right of unimpeded transit passage, which is even worse for Estonia and Finland, Alexander Lott, a researcher at the Norwegian Center for the Law of the Sea, explained in an interview with "Välisilm."
Marine infrastructure security monitoring solutions can also be used for broader exploration of the marine environment as well as for servicing offshore wind energy and aquaculture. Increasingly smarter artificial intelligence (AI) could open up yet unanticipated applications at sea, write Kristjan Tabri, tenured associate professor of marine structures and technology at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Heigo Mõlder, researcher at TalTech's Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics.
Estonian teenage girls have the steepest progress through adolescence, which comes with a cost for mental health and well-being, the new HBSC report reveals. The international survey focused on teenage mental health and well-being among 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds across 44 countries and regions in Europe, Central Asia, and Canada.
Textile finds from the early medieval period indicate that the most popular color in Estonia was "blackish-blue." While the blue hue was achieved by using imported compounds, the dark-purple shade was added to it through a mixing of native plants, Riina Rammo, an archaeologist at the University of Tartu explained.
large language model
The University of Turku in Finland is developing an artificial language corpus proficient in all European languages, including Estonian, to preserve minor languages in the post-ChatGPT era. The Estonian Language Institute (EKI) supports the initiative but warns that an operational language model requires digitizing substantially more Estonian texts than is currently available.
Based on computational modeling by Tallinn University of Technology researchers, a report presented on Thursday suggests that the Estonia's starboard side was damaged by the ship's collision with the seafloor.
Geologists from Estonia collected sediment samples from the seabed of the Gulf of Finland during an international expedition. Further analysis of the samples will reveal the location and quantity of manganese nodules, rock-like formations that contain metals necessary for the transition to renewable energy.
A significant redevelopment of the historic Patarei complex in Tallinn is gathering momentum, with plans to demolish the interior of the prison, restore the tsarist-era naval fortress building, and construct recreational facilities. It is one of the largest restoration initiatives of a historic building ever undertaken in Estonia.
New developments in artificial intelligence will put digital societies to the test. The good news for Estonia? It has the potential to become the world's most responsible digital society — if it chooses to blend can-do pragmatism with responsible innovation, writes Vincent Homburg, ERA chair in e-governance and digital public services at the University of Tartu (TÜ).
One of the first tasks on the to-do list of a survey of the wreck of the MS Estonia, which sank in the Baltic in 1994 with the loss of 852 lives, has already been completed after a seabed rock sample was obtained and brought aboard the research ship undertaking the expedition.
During road construction in Kanepi, a rural municipality of Estonia in Põlva County, the skeletons of people who were buried between the 17th and 18th centuries were discovered. The rainwater conduits in the driveway adjacent to the church in Kanepi will remain in place so as not to disturb about 500 people buried beneath the road.
Since the beginning of the year, nearly 900 people in Estonia have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, a nearly 70 percent increase from the same period last year. This is largely the result of a mild June and the end of April.
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Solar panel researchers anticipate that the use of thin-film solar panels will increase in the near future due to their enhanced solar energy efficiency, but tandem solar panels that are based on current technology will continue to evolve as well.
The burned remains of one of the largest structures in the 13th century Estonia were discovered during an excavation on the Rosma hill.
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