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Positive News from 2020: Mesmerising renewable and non-toxic glitter made of wood!If you’ve ever seen an iridescent inse...
31/12/2020

Positive News from 2020: Mesmerising renewable and non-toxic glitter made of wood!

If you’ve ever seen an iridescent insect or shimmering butterfly, you know nature glitters! Designer Noora Yau and materials scientist Konrad Klockars have come together to recreate this effect of light-reflecting structures on butterfly wings or peacock feathers using only wood.

The best part? Wood glitter is renewable and non-toxic. From one angle it shimmers brightly and from another it gently fades away. This is the magic of science and design by designer Noora Yau and materials scientist Konrad Klockars.

Read more: https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/parallel-paths-designer-and-materials-scientist-conjure-up-glimmering-colours-out-of-wood?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

Photo: Jaakko Kahilaniemi

2020 hasn’t been an easy year but it’s been full of good moments, great discoveries and inspiring encounters – both phys...
31/12/2020

2020 hasn’t been an easy year but it’s been full of good moments, great discoveries and inspiring encounters – both physical and virtual.

At Aalto we kicked off the year with our 10-year birthday party, and perhaps that super-dose of joy and community feeling boosted us when we had to leave our dear Otaniemi campus and learn new ways to study and work from our homes, cottages – and even saunas😀

In 2020 we celebrated major breakthroughs in superhydrofobic surfaces and quantum technology, modelled the spread of you-know-what virus, were enchanted by the glimmering colours of wood, began the makeover of MetsÀhovi Radio Observatory, vacationed, had a warm and fun and first-ever virtual opening of the academic year
 and so much more.

A big thanks to our amazing community and all our partners and friends around the world. We wish you a wonderful and safe New Year and hope to see as many of you as possible very soon! 💕

Photos and images by Kalle Kataila (1, 2), Juha Juvonen (3), Ville Vuorinen and Jyrki Hokkanen (4), Esa Naukkarinen (5), Mikko Raskinen (6, 7, 8, 9)🙏

30/12/2020
Podcast tulevaisuden työelÀmÀ

Onko työ katoava luonnonvara? Tuleeko meistÀ kaikkia yrittÀjiÀ? MitÀ taitoja tulevaisuuden töissÀ tarvitaan ja mistÀ ne voi hankkia?

Mm. nÀitÀ juttuja pohditaan ensi vuonna alkavassa podcastissa, jossa Aallon tutkijat ja suomalaismepit istuvat saman pöydÀn ÀÀreen (tai no, ainakin samaan Zoom-kokoukseen) puimaan meihin kaikkiin vaikuttavia megatrendejÀ. Yksi jaksoista kÀsittelee tulevaisuuden työelÀmÀÀ, ja podcastia juontava mahtava opiskelijamme Lumi Ketola on luvannut kaivaa vastaukset myös yleisön kiperiin kysymyksiin. MitÀ juuri sinÀ haluaisit kysyÀ?

Dear friends, our amazing student Lumi Ketola will be hosting a new podcast (in Finnish) starting early next year. But don't worry, we'll also have a fabulous science podcast in English, and it's already on the editing table. Can't wait to share it with you too, any time soon! đŸŽ€ 🎧 đŸ“»

Positive News from 2020: Lindström's cloth towels dry up to 11 000 hands in their lifetime. They've been put to good use...
30/12/2020
Fibre made from recycled cloth towels and hemp stronger than cotton | Aalto University

Positive News from 2020: Lindström's cloth towels dry up to 11 000 hands in their lifetime. They've been put to good use in 2020 -- but they're about to be put to even better use! Aalto University has developed a fibre stronger than cotton from recycled cloth towels and hemp with the Ioncell method. The strength of the fibre surprised even the researchers! This means no textile will go to waste after it's served its purpose of drying hands.

Learn more about how durable the fibre is: https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/fibre-made-from-recycled-cloth-towels-and-hemp-stronger-than-cotton?utm_medium=social_own&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0YxcXc6E0zoe6_6Yd8xFNTREqyVFCHKPv48wBhXD7gqyfFI1O28dyba58&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

The tensile strength of fibres created with the Ioncell method is up to 2.5 times more than that of cotton, while an Ioncell knitted fabric made from recycled hemp withstands abrasion for twice as long as normal hemp fabric.

Positive News from 2020: New research has generated a super yarn made from crab shell compounds and algae. It could be u...
29/12/2020
From nature to sustainable and functional textiles

Positive News from 2020: New research has generated a super yarn made from crab shell compounds and algae. It could be used for wound healing, skin conditioning and burn treatment. Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself! đŸ§đŸ€Ż

https://youtu.be/Dg7O16MSwx8?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

Researchers from the Aalto University and University of SĂŁo Paulohave made flexible threads from a combination of chitin nanofibersextracted from blue crab s...

Positive News from 2020: Super water-repelling surfaces can revolutionise everything from medical equipment to solar pan...
28/12/2020
Major breakthrough in extremely water-repellent materials makes them durable enough for the real world | Aalto University

Positive News from 2020: Super water-repelling surfaces can revolutionise everything from medical equipment to solar panels, but until now they've been too delicate to use widely.

But now, new research from a team at Aalto in partnership with a team in China have developed a new water repelling surface that's extremely damage resistant. The team now plan to apply their new material to many applications. What would you want to make water and dirt resistant?

https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/low-cost-solar-panel-research-receives-funding-boost?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

A new armour-plated superhydrophobic material has been developed for potential uses in medical equipment, solar panels and more

Positive News from 2020: In the kaamos darkness you might forget that globally we get more energy from the sun in a day ...
25/12/2020
Low cost solar panel research receives funding boost | Aalto University

Positive News from 2020: In the kaamos darkness you might forget that globally we get more energy from the sun in a day than we use in a year. In the future we can catch that energy and use it efficiently - with ornate window glasses, for example.

https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/low-cost-solar-panel-research-receives-funding-boost?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

€600,000 funding awarded to Dr Ghufran Hashmi for the development of low cost long-lasting solar energy materials

Positive News from 2020: Designer Noora Yau and materials scientist Konrad Klockars have used wood to conjure up a colou...
24/12/2020
Structural Colour Studio​ – Shimmering Wood

Positive News from 2020: Designer Noora Yau and materials scientist Konrad Klockars have used wood to conjure up a colour, which is transparent yet glows like a copepod in shallow water. The pair’s good chemistry and open attitude towards asking silly questions is a great help in their work. See the dazzling colors yourself!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfa2VK4YRJQ&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

The Structural Colour Studio is a platform for collaborative projects between design and material science in the field of biobased structural colour. The key...

Positive News from 2020: These little cuties here are Streptococcus mutans bacteria - the offenders most wanted for terr...
23/12/2020

Positive News from 2020: These little cuties here are Streptococcus mutans bacteria - the offenders most wanted for terrorising your teeth with cavities. Our researchers with HUS found an effective way of getting rid of the bad bacteria and keeping the good bacteria in tact: a new high-tech mouthwash that uses light to kill harmful bacteria on teeth.

https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/new-high-tech-mouthwash-uses-light-to-kill-harmful-bacteria-on-teeth?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

Positive News from 2020: Our students have developed an app that recognises the signs of sleep apnea at home 😮 Sleep apn...
22/12/2020
Sleep apnea is a threat for public health - students developed an application that recognizes its signs at home | Aalto University

Positive News from 2020: Our students have developed an app that recognises the signs of sleep apnea at home 😮 Sleep apnea can cause serious health issues, but diagnosing it is laborious and expensive. Easy-to-use methods for screening it are much needed.

https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/sleep-apnea-is-a-threat-for-public-health-students-developed-an-application-that-recognizes?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&fbclid=IwAR3JggzhJVh2d7Gg8BvYjVNbmaOZqwmDW9SWE4gGvYrSqEq1He7TdNMQPPU&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

The app is currently being tested, and its usability and reliability will be improved based on test users' feedback

The hot topic of the holiday season is this: How to motivate people to comply voluntarily to #covid19 restrictions? In a...
22/12/2020
How to motivate people to comply voluntarily to necessary restrictions? – 13 principles for effective COVID-19 related communication | Aalto University

The hot topic of the holiday season is this: How to motivate people to comply voluntarily to #covid19 restrictions? In a nutshell: Support their autonomy, competence and relatedness. Read these 13 research-based principles for effective COVID-19 communication for decision-makers and experts by Frank Martela (Aalto University) and Nelli Hankonen (University of Helsinki).
"https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/how-to-motivate-people-to-comply-voluntarily-to-necessary-restrictions-13-principles-for?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content="

Decision-makers and experts should support people's autonomy, competence and relatedness in their COVID-19 related communications with citizens.

21/12/2020

Today marks the winter solstice once celebrated in Finland to call the sun back from the deep. Today marks the end of kaamos, and so, Kaamos Calendar. Tomorrow sun will be up a little longer. Our last door is President Ilkka NiemelÀ's words of hope and happiness to all of you. We'll be here next year too.

New release makes the #AaltoSDG app more accessible and intuitive! The app now gives you notifications driven by action ...
18/12/2020

New release makes the #AaltoSDG app more accessible and intuitive! The app now gives you notifications driven by action participation.

AaltoSDG is a mobile app designed to inspire Aalto's students, employees and partners to make more sustainable choices every day. The app helps you learn how you can contribute to reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The AaltoSDG team gives huge thanks to all active users for your valuable input! 👏

Update the app on App Store or Google Play Store #SDGs Aalto Sustainability Hub

Learn more:
https://www.aalto.fi/en/sustainability/aaltosdg-mobile-application

18/12/2020
Picture a Scientist - trailer

Tribeca Film Festival 2020 official selection “Picture a Scientist” is available to watch online for free for Aalto students and staff today
Watch the trailer below and sign up here bit.ly/AaltoPAS

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

https://vimeo.com/405966332

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17/12/2020
Podcast - ruoantuotannon tulevaisuus

MistÀ oikein tietÀÀ, mikÀ on eettisintÀ ruokaa? EntÀ turvallista? Kuka valvoo tuotantoa ja kauppaa? Voiko laeilla tehdÀ oikein syömisestÀ helpompaa?

Mm. nÀitÀ juttuja pohditaan ensi vuonna alkavassa podcastissa, jossa meidÀn tutkijamme ja Suomen EU-parlamentaarikot istuvat saman pöydÀn ÀÀreen (tai no, ainakin samaan Zoom-kokoukseen) pohtimaan kiperien kysymysten ratkaisuja.

Yksi jaksoista kĂ€sittelee siis ruoantuotannon tulevaisuutta, ja podcastia juontava mahtava opiskelijamme Lumi Ketola on luvannut tivata vierailtaan vastaukset myös yleisön kiperiin kysymyksiin. MitĂ€ juuri sinĂ€ haluaisit tietÀÀ? Laita kysymyksiĂ€ tulemaan kommenttiboksiin!đŸœïž 🌍

Dear friends, our amazing student Lumi Ketola will be hosting a new podcast (in Finnish) starting early next year. But don't worry, we'll also have a fabulous science podcast in English, and it's already on the editing table. Can't wait to share it with you too, any time soon! đŸ€©

17/12/2020
Aussie winter holiday BBQ

The Australian winter holiday traditions don't mesh well with Finland's weather forecast. This doesn't stop our HR specialist Lennon trying to make the most out of the traditional Aussie winter time BBQ! Lennon's not the only one waiting for the summer, that's for sure.

What are your favourite winter holiday foods?

Let’s keep up the good work to stop the coronavirus epidemic! Teaching and studying from home will continue until the en...
16/12/2020

Let’s keep up the good work to stop the coronavirus epidemic! Teaching and studying from home will continue until the end of Period lll, February 26th 2021. We continue working remotely.

👉 Only essential contact teaching takes place on Aalto University campus (e.g. laboratory and workshop-based teaching).
👉 Each contact teaching event will be limited to 10 people.
👉 Work remotely. Only work and attend meetings on campus if it is absolutely unavoidable.
👉 Avoid general indoor spaces on campus.
👉 Use a face mask wherever you go.
👉 Stay safe.

Let's take care of each other! 💕 For more information go to https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/information-on-coronavirus?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

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Jatketaan hyvÀÀ työtÀ koronavirusepidemian pysÀyttÀmiseksi! Opetus ja opiskelu kotona jatkuu jakson III loppuun 26. helmikuuta 2021 asti. Myös etÀtyö jatkuu.

👉 Aalto-yliopiston kampuksella tapahtuu vain vĂ€lttĂ€mĂ€töntĂ€ kontaktiopetusta (esim. laboratorio- ja työpajaopetus).
👉 Kaikessa kontaktiopetuksessa osallistujien enimmĂ€ismÀÀrĂ€ opettajat mukaan lukien on 10 henkeĂ€.
👉 Työskentele etĂ€nĂ€. Kampuksella tuöskennellÀÀn ja kokoustetaan vain vĂ€lttĂ€mĂ€ttömistĂ€ syistĂ€.
👉 VĂ€ltĂ€ kampuksen sisĂ€tiloja.
👉 KĂ€ytĂ€ kasvomaskia, minne menetkin.
👉 Pysy turvassa.

PidetÀÀn toisistamme huolta. 💕 LisĂ€tietoa löytyy tÀÀltĂ€: https://www.aalto.fi/fi/aalto-yliopisto/tietoa-koronaviruksesta?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_own&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

16/12/2020
A Christmas workout to help with tight shoulders

Here's Anitta from Aalto University's communications to show you a yule time workout to help with that constant shoulder tension that comes from sitting in front of a computer day in, day out. Remember to drink lots of water after this gruesome workout.

15/12/2020
How to bake joulutorttu's

Door 15: Many of us are in the same situation and can't spend the winter holidays with our loved ones. Mari and Nicoletta show us how you can spread some holiday spirit and create the traditional Finnish scrumptious pastries called joulutorttu together even while in different countries.

Have you created a creative joulutorttu? Send us your own joulutorttu pictures, and we'll publish some of them in the stories! Can't wait to see what you've been up to instead of banana bread. đŸ€©

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Dear Aalto, I contacted the admission committee and asking for extention of English language deadline due to lockdown in my home country that has canceled all IELTS/TOEFL exam. They return to me today with almost an automatic email reply saying English language certificate is strict like as if the world was spending normal times. It is really unfair that I cannot study in my favorite university or maybe in other universities for next year because of Chinese government. Toronto, London and Los Angeles are also in lockdown. Our voice should be heard. Please extend the language requirement deadline for countries affected. Aslto can inquire about cancelation of IELTS exams in Iran from IELTES IDP Australia. I believe the admission committee can recognize our situation. Thanks for your understanding.
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Hi, are there any new students from India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka looking to get their first Residence permit here(basically anyone who needs to use the Embassy of Finland in New Delhi for their RP's)? If so, please ping me on private messages thanks!!