Finland

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.

Meet Martti, the Finnish Robocar That Uses 5G – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/full-capabilities-of-5g-networks-in-autonomous-vehicles-explored How will 5G work with self-driving cars? A new 5G-enabled robot car in Finland offers some clues. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and mobile giant Nokia have joined forces to determine how 5G networks can transmit information to and from vehicles while on the road. They are testing the capabilities of 5G network

Former NASA-engineer will sail from Finland to Estonia in solar-powered sauna – Business Insider Nordic

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/former-nasa-engineer-will-sail-from-finland-to-estonia-in-solar-powered-sauna–/ Janne Käpylehto is former NASA engineer who describes himself as ‘a serial entrepreneur, author and energy expert’. His floating sauna will attempt to sail 80 km across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia. The sauna is propelled by a motor powered by solar panels

Demoscene – ASSEMBLY Summer 2018

https://www.assembly.org/summer18/demoscene Watch the demo competition live on Finnish national TV! The legendary Assembly demo competition will be shown live on national (Finnish) YLE TV2 channel on Saturday August 4 starting around midnight after the ROG Tournament CS:GO Finnish Championship 2018 Finals. You can view event also on-line: AssemblyTV hosts interviews, chats and of course the

Helsinki’s sprawling underground tunnel network offers shelter from Russia’s potential threat – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-22/helsinki-underground-tunnel-system-shelter-from-russian-threat/10022486?pfmredir=sm Finland underground: Beneath Helsinki’s surface lies nearly 500 separate underground facilities and 300 kilometres of tunnels that snake their way throughout the city. Since the 1960s the city has excavated nearly 9 million cubic metres of that tough granite. Most of the areas are for public use, and include car parks, railway tunnels, wastewater

A Double First in China for Advanced Nuclear Reactors – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/nuclear/a-double-first-in-china-for-advanced-nuclear-reactors The most advanced commercial reactor designs from Europe and the United States just delivered their first megawatt-hours in China. Both projects were years behind schedule. On Thursday, 29 June, a 1,400-MW EPR designed in France and Germany synced up to the grid at the Taishan nuclear power plant. The next day the U.S.-designed 1,117-MW