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Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions

New metasurfaces can even split energy into more than one

20-Feb-2019

In our daily lives, we can find many examples of manipulation of reflected waves such as mirrors to see our reflections or reflective surfaces for sound that improve auditorium acoustics. When a wave impinges on a reflective surface with a certain angle of incidence and the energy is sent back, ...

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Stora Enso announces startups selected for its second Accelerator Programme

23-Jan-2019

Stora Enso has chosen six startups to join its second Accelerator Programme, a joint startup initiative organised by Stora Enso, Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) and Vertical Accelerator.The Accelerator programme provides an exceptional opportunity for disruptive startups ...

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Quantum structures in super-chilled helium may mirror early days of universe

A pathway to recreate possible conditions of the early universe here on earth

18-Jan-2019

For the first time, researchers have documented the long-predicted occurrence of 'walls bound by strings' in superfluid helium-3. The existence of such an object, originally foreseen by cosmology theorists, may help explaining how the universe cooled down after the Big Bang. With the newfound ...

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Stora Enso and startup Sulapac have joined forces to develop renewable and biodegradable straws

18-Dec-2018

Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018. The demo, which targets production on an industrial scale, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based ...

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Gold Recycling

Selective dissolution of elemental gold from multi-metal sources in organic solutions

17-Dec-2018

“Urban mining”, the recycling of precious metals from electronic gadgets, becomes ever more important, although processes that are both efficient and environmentally benign are still scarce. An international team of scientists has now looked deeper into gold dissolution, in particular, how ...

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Stora Enso acquires Swedish cellulose technology company

30-Oct-2018

Stora Enso has increased its ownership up to 100% in the Sweden-based company Cellutech AB. The company specialises in the development of new materials and applications based on cellulose, micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) and other wood-based components. The acquisition of Cellutech supports ...

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BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

BASF announces first location for battery materials production in Europe

22-Oct-2018

BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). This investment is part of BASF’s €400 million ...

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Innovative sensing technique could improve greenhouse gas analysis

Innovative sensing technique could improve greenhouse gas analysis

12-Oct-2018

An international team of researchers has used an unconventional imaging technique known as ghost imaging to make spectroscopic measurements of a gas molecule. The new approach by scientists at Tampere University of Technology in Finland, the University of Eastern Finland and the University of ...

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Stora Enso awarded as Finland’s most startup-friendly company

10-Oct-2018

The renewable materials company Stora Enso has been awarded as the most start-up-friendly company in Finland in 2018. The prize was awarded by Tribe Tampere at the AlihankintaHEAT event in Tampere. Stora Enso runs two startup programmes which have produced good results in business ...

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High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible

06-Aug-2018

Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules protecting the surface. This was the finding of joint research between ...

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