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  • Riho Västrik – How do Pictures Turn into a Documentary?

    20.06.2017 13:08

    What makes a set of moving pictures a documentary? This question is not as easy as it initially seems. Any moving picture that shows the real world and actual people tends to be named a documentary, says Associate Professor of the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School Riho Västrik.

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  • Tõnu Laas – How does a Self-Driving Car Know Where it is?

    13.06.2017 13:34

    An autonomous vehicle is one that can function like a regular vehicle, monitor its surroundings and navigate without the help of a driver. A self-driving, or robotic vehicle can react to any situation faster than a human being, and be more precise and careful, says Tõnu Laas, Professor of applied physics at the Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health.

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  • Maria Zeltser - How to Calculate Like a Magician?

    30.05.2017 16:28

    Most schoolchildren think that Mathematics is boring and complicated. When they need to calculate in their notebooks, or – god forbid – in front of the blackboard, it will take a lot of time and oftentimes leads to erroneous results. It turns out there is no need to go through all that trouble, says Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Tallinn University School of Digital Technologies, Maria Zeltser.

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  • Kristjan Kask - What Influences the Eyewitness’s Memory for a Crime?

    23.05.2017 15:51

    Sometimes it may happen that we are eyewitnesses to a crime. It means that we have to provide statements about what happened and if necessary, to identify the perpetrator. Associate Professor of General Psychology Kristjan Kask explains why that can be difficult.

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  • Grete Arro - What Causes Stress in Pupils?

    16.05.2017 11:31

    Even though it is easy to think that schoolchildren seem down due to exhaustion, it can instead be a sign of missing learning skills, says researcher at Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences, Grete Arro.

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  • Kristiina Kompus - Where do Hallucinations come From?

    09.05.2017 11:24

    Whether the hallucination is perceived by humans or computers, a possible explanation as to their emergence can be surprisingly similar, says Kristiina Kompus, Associate Professor of biopsychology at Bergen University, and Associate Professor of cognitive neuropsychology at the Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health.

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  • Sander Paekivi - Why do We Need Physics?

    02.05.2017 16:04

    Mathematics and physics – these words are often said with an unjust feeling of terror or awe. As if they are something otherworldly and extremely difficult. This “fear” is a great tragedy that neither of them deserve, says a PhD student in physics at Tallinn University, Sander Paekivi.

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  • Mart Reimann – How does Tourism Ensure Peace?

    25.04.2017 14:50

    Tourism is one of the best tools to restore a broken economy, as it can be endorsed without any investments, i.e. showing the tourists what the war has created, says Associate Professor of Recreation Management at the Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health, Mart Reimann.

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