Why Finland bans the weirdest 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Finland’s depression Finland has lost a quarter of its industry since 2008 even though it is the poster-child of EMU competitiveness Finland tops the EU in the World Economic Forum’s index of global competitiveness. It comes 1st in the entire world for primary schools, higher education and training, innovation, property rights, intellectual property protection, its legal framework