Finland

World’s happiest country for 2019 revealed to be Finland

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-happiest-countries-united-nations-2019/index.html Finland has a lot to celebrate. It is the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, according to the latest World Happiness Report. It also has a capital city bursting with gastronomic creativity, the spectacular Northern Lights and Santa Claus’s year-round home in Lapland.

Friday Art: Finnish Photographer Proves Fairy Forests Are Real In Finland

https://www.boredpanda.com/forest-animals-photography-ossi-saarinen/ Many people think of Finland as the land of cold weather and darkness. Ossi Saarinen brings delightful feelings through his photos of spectacular Finnish nature. The photos especially concentrate on the details of untouched forests covering almost three-quarters of the whole country. Finnish animals also appear to be very mysterious, fascinating and charming.

Reaktor Space Lab takes off with nanosatellite

https://www.reaktor.com/blog/reaktor-space-lab-takes-off/ At 6.28 a.m. Helsinki time today, Reaktor Space Lab launched Finland’s first commercially-built nanosatellite into space. The team had some the people who had launched Finland’s first two satellites: Aalto 1 and Aalto 2. There is also another Finnish satellite being launched hopefully in few days: http://suomi100satelliitti.fi/laukaisu_aikaisintaan_2_joulukuuta

Quantum Garden display

I saw this morning an interesting quantum demostration display at Aalto University campus in Espoo Finland. There are springs you are allowed to touch to control this display. Here is closeup of description on the display More details on the project page http://quantum.garden/ It looks like the large number of LEDs in this display could

Bye bye wired phone lines

Bye bye to traditional wired telephone lines in Finland. Telephone companies are increasingly removing wired phone lines, so phones are thrown out and phone connectors stay lonely unused on the wall. Wired phones are replaced with desk-phone looking cell phone. 4G data is sold as replacement for ADSL (some lucky ones can get fiber). In

Finnish startup developing ‘human-eye resolution’ VR and XR

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/07/varjo/ writes: “Varjo Technologies, the Finnish startup that made a splash earlier this year with news it had developed a virtual reality headset capable of “human-eye resolution,” has raised $31 million in Series B funding.” Varjo (shadow) aims to bring to market “the world’s first” human-eye resolution virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (XR) product.