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vegetarian diet could save scarce water resources
2014-08-05 03:30:19

Eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world, researchers at Aalto University have found.

2014-04-11 14:53:43

Candidates for a Nobel prize often have to wait more than 20 years to receive this highest of scientific accolades.

2014-04-10 14:42:23

The willingness of decision makers to take risks increases when they play games of chance with money won earlier.

Long-awaited Synthetic Particle Discovered By Scientists
2014-01-30 12:14:48

Researchers at Aalto University and Amherst College have now created and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles under laboratory conditions.

Playing Computer Games Causes Brains To Feel And Think Alike
2013-11-21 10:42:10

It's well known that people who communicate face-to-face will start to imitate each other. People adopt each other's poses and gestures, much like infectious yawning. What is less known is that the very physiology of interacting people shows a type of mimicry – which we call synchrony or linkage, explains Michiel Sovijärvi-Spapé.

2013-10-30 16:02:30

Models universities partially use to forecast scientists' future contributions are not as reliable as previously thought.

Sugar Production Efficiency Increased Through Gene Technology
2013-10-17 10:57:01

Industry is already making use of rare sugars as low-calorie sweeteners, and as precursors of anti-cancer and antiviral medicines. However, their high cost has impeded research and use: it is not possible to isolate significant amounts of rare sugars directly from nature, and consequently their production has been expensive.

2013-08-15 20:53:03

Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Tokyo have succeeded for the first time in experimentally measuring a probability distribution for entropy production of electrons.

2013-05-28 21:34:51

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a dimmable LED street light that consumes significantly less energy than current lighting systems, while improving the lighting characteristics.

2013-04-29 14:21:50

An ultimate goal in the field of carbon nanotube research is to synthesise single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with controlled chiralities.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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