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  • György Schöpflin - What is the Role of Academia in the Society?

    05.12.2017 13:32

    Tallinn University doctoral student, honorary doctor, and MEP György Schöpflin discusses the role of academia and universities in today's society. Have things changed since the establishment of Bologna university, and if so, how?

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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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  • Catlyn Kirna - Why Are Small States Awesome?

    14.06.2017 09:44

    The world seems to be run by big states and their foreign policy is important and powerful. But being small has its benefits and making small state foreign policy is often easy.

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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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  • Davide Ticchi - Narrative Therapy and Chest Wall Deformities

    23.05.2017 11:48

    Pectus excavatum (PE) accounts for 90% of chest wall deformities and has an incidence of about 1 in 300. Growing up with a hole in one’s chest might not be easy, as a kid you may feel afraid of taking your shirt off and as a teen that others make fun of you. Davide Ticchi from Tallinn University is currently looking into ways of overcoming these fears.

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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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