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Finnish diabetes vaccine trials to start in 2018 | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finnish_diabetes_vaccine_trials_to_start_in_2018/9730247 A vaccine for type 1 diabetes developed by Finnish researchers will be tested on mainly Finnish human subjects in late 2018. A virus may be behind a significant proportion of type 1 diabetes cases, which are especially common among children. Researchers are confident that an enterovirus that attacks the pancreas to destroy insulin-producing cells is

Why Finland bans the weirdest things

http://inktank.fi/finland-bans-the-darndest-things/ Excessive banning is not exclusively a Finnish phenomenon, but what is astounding, is our ferocity in enforcing our regulations. No matter how silly, we take them seriously. Don´t believe us? Check out a list of funny things somebody somewhere in Finland wanted to ban.

Transfer of atomic mass with a photon solves the momentum paradox of light – Aalto University

http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2017-06-30/ In a recent publication, Aalto University researchers show that in a transparent medium each photon is accompanied by an atomic mass density wave. The novel discovery solves the centennial momentum paradox of light.  If this theoretical finding is proven true with experiments, it can affect our understanding of universe: “Presently the Hubble’s law is explained

Finnish startups attract the most venture capital in Europe

http://fvca.fi/en/news/finnish_startups_attract_the_most_venture_capital_in_europe.1480.news Finland heads the charts in European venture capital investments in startup and early stage growth companies as percentage of GDP between 2012 and 2016. In 2016, Finnish startup and early stage growth companies raised the second highest amount of venture capital funding in Europe when looking at investments as percentage of GDP.

The UN has ranked nations for innovation – how does yours do? | World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/the-un-has-ranked-nations-for-innovation-how-does-yours-do?utm_content=buffer6b5de&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Emerging markets are climbing up the ranks of the world’s most innovative nations, an annual U.N. survey showed on Thursday, although wealthy Western countries led by Switzerland still dominate the top spots. Finland is number 8 in this list.

Finnish demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air

http://www.vttresearch.com/media/news/finnish-demo-plant-produces-renewable-fuel-from-carbon-dioxide-captured-from-the-air The unique Soletair demo plant developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The pilot plant is coupled to LUT’s solar power plant in Lappeenranta.

Summer surprise in Finland: Snow in Lapland prompts ski resort to reopen

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/summer_surprise_snow_in_lapland_prompts_ski_resort_to_reopen/9650554 It is a strange weather in Finland now: The skiing season ended in Northern Lapland in mid-May, but the weather there is still so cold and snowfall so frequent that the Saariselkä resort will temporarily reopen its slopes, which are currently up to a metre deep in snow.

Quantum Refrigerator Breakthrough Might Be Crucial For Future Of Computing | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/quantum-refrigerator-breakthrough-might-be-crucial-for-future-of-computing/ Quantum computing promises to revolutionize how we solve problemd, but there are many challenges before we get there. Researchers from Aalto University in Finland have reported in Nature Communications a functioning quantum refrigerator that can be used on many different quantum systems.  “With our new refrigerator, we think that is should be possible to reset qubits very accurately