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One third of car fuel consumption is due to friction loss
No less than one third of a car´s fuel consumption is spent in overcoming friction, and this friction loss has a direct impact on both fuel consumption and emissions. However, new technology can reduce friction by anything from 10% to 80% in various components of a car, according to a joint study by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in USA. It should thus be possible to reduce car´s fuel consumption and emissions by 18% within the next 5 to 10 years and up to 61% within 15 to 25 years. >>
 From heterogeneous patient measurements towards earlier diagnosis in Alzheimer’s disease
European PredictAD project, lead by Principal Scientist Jyrki Lötjönen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has developed a decision support tool for objective diagnostics of Alzheimer’s disease. The tool compares measurements of a patient to measurements of other persons available in large databases and provides a simple index about the severity of the disease. The project has shown that the tool improves the accuracy of diagnosis and clinicians’ confidence about their decision, making earlier diagnosis possible. >>
 Finnish researchers discover regulator of human cell activity
The research teams headed by Prof. Johanna Ivaska (University of Turku and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) and Prof. Marko Salmi (University of Turku and the National Institute for Health and Welfare) have discovered that the SHARPIN protein regulates human cell activity. >>
 VTT introduces an ecological light scattering film for brand protection, packages and consumer products
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed printable holographic-like film technology for plastic-based and fibre-based packages, enabling cost-effective and environmentally friendly dynamic printing. This allows wrappings, mobile phones, CD jewel cases and laptops to be given an attractive new look. The technology is suitable for mass production and can be integrated into existing printing presses. Iscent Oy, a new Finnish enterprise, is commercialising the technology jointly with VTT. >>
 VTT and the MSI combine their unique competencies to a new Center for Bioengineering
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Molecular Sciences Institute (MSI) have joined forces to establish a new research center in Berkeley, California. The opening took place in Berkeley on 25th October. The keynote speech was given by Dr. Sydney Brenner - Nobel prize-winner and founder of the Molecular Sciences Institute. >>
 European Atlas on adverse weather for transport
The Finnish Meteorological Institute together with other four European research institutes has constructed a European atlas on the probabilities and occurrence of adverse weather events for transport. Conceivable impacts of global climate change on the occurrence of these events were also studied. The work is coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. >>
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 VTT Expert Services analytical operations merge with Labtium Ltd
Effective January 1, 2012, VTT Expert Services Ltd will merge its analytical service operations into its subsidiary Labtium Ltd. The merger of business from VTT Expert Services Ltd to Labtium Ltd covers chemical analysis services to several industrial sectors and its pulp and paper testing services for the forest industry and related industries. >>
 Heterogeneous Technology Alliance - On the road towards joint European Research for Microtechnologies, Nanoelectronics and Smart Systems
Any solutions to the current economic crisis in Europe must include competitive manufacturing in the Europe of the future. This will only be possible through key enabling technologies (KETs). The Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA), the largest European partnership in science and technology, launched by four leading European research and technology organizations, is a unique contributor and a forerunner in strengthening European industrial competitiveness and technological leadership. >>

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