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Finnish Scientists Discover Vaccine To Eliminate Allergies - Forbes

Finnish Scientists Discover Vaccine To Eliminate Allergies - Forbes | Finland | Scoop.it

Let's start with some numbers. In the United States, 65 million people have some type of allergy. In Europe, that number goes up to 87 million. Fifty six percent are allergic to grasses in the US versus 52% in Europe...http://onforb.es/MeniaX

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Earth may be surrounded by hundreds of tiny moons

Earth may be surrounded by hundreds of tiny moons | Finland | Scoop.it
Researchers say, hundreds of temporary moons may be orbiting earth, which are too tiny and small to be detected easily.

 

Researchers have since long supposed that wandering asteroids might seldom approach earth close enough to get snagged by gravity and become temporary moons.

Mikael Granvik of the University of Helsinki in Finland and colleagues ran computer simulations of the abundance of asteroids of various sizes in Earth’s neighbourhood and the likelihood of their capture in a close encounter, New Scientist reported.

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Nokia scientist predicts telepathy phone | Nokia Conversations

Nokia scientist predicts telepathy phone | Nokia Conversations | Finland | Scoop.it

Nokia Research Center's Dr Leo Kärkkäinen thinks out of the box that he helped to invent.

 

Technological advances could tempt phone-makers to play God in our lives and that’s why scientists at Nokia Research Center are thinking beyond the capabilities of your next handset. Nokia Conversations met one man who can see the future, good and bad, and his vision will astound you.

One day we could be using telepathy to operate our phone, says Dr Leo Kärkkäinen from Media Technologies Laboratory. Our handsets could also become virtual medics, guiding us through daily decisions that affect our health...

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Finland to host the next WCSJ « SciDev.Net’s Weblog

Finland to host the next WCSJ « SciDev.Net’s Weblog | Finland | Scoop.it
The host for the next WCSJ will be Finland, it was announced at the Doha meeting.

The organisers of Helsinki 2013 are promising a World Conference Science Journalism (WCSJ) like no other so far, with an emphasis on more interactive discussions, a multicultural perspective to issues and an even more diverse attendance by delegates.

#Finland to host the next #WCSJ http://t.co/jWn0FJk #WCSJ2011...
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Timpview High’s Jane Cox wins trip to Helsinki science fair

Timpview High’s Jane Cox wins trip to Helsinki science fair | Finland | Scoop.it
Jane Cox, a student at Provo’s Timpview High, has examined rocks from both Earth and space to take a run at the age-old question:
Is there life on other planets?

Only three of the 1,600 students who competed at the Intel fair last month won all-expenses-paid trips to the EU fair this September in Helsinki, Finland. There, they will be exhibitors, not competitors. The Intel fair draws from 443 regional science competitions in 65 countries.
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Finland's Lamor Corporation Selected as a Top Ten Finalist In the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge

Finland's Lamor Corporation Selected as a Top Ten Finalist In the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge | Finland | Scoop.it
The judging panel of The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE has selected Lamor Corporation to continue to the next phase as one of the top ten finalist teams. The competition is designed to inspire entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists worldwide to develop innovative, rapidly deployable, and highly efficient methods of capturing crude oil from the ocean surface. The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE was launched in July 2010 in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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ISSOME 2011 | Information Science and Social Media - International Conference

ISSOME 2011 | Information Science and Social Media - International Conference | Finland | Scoop.it
International Conference on Information Science and Social Media August 24-26, Åbo/Turku, Finland
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Global investors take interest in Finnish neuroscience - therapidnews.com

Global investors take interest in Finnish neuroscience - therapidnews.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Collaboration between research and industry is attracting international companies to Finland. FINNISH expertise in neuroscience is attracting more attention from international investors. Spurred on by a historically close relationship between academia and industry, global players are taking a look at the commercial applications of Finnish research of the nervous system. Much of the global attention comes from Finnish participation in international events in the field. The next major gathering is in San Francisco early in May. Dr. Tomi Rantamäki, Coordinator for the Finnish Neurodegeneration Initiative, is looking forward to the conference....
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Mini Moons? Small Asteroids Found to be Orbiting Earth - DigitalJournal.com

Mini Moons? Small Asteroids Found to be Orbiting Earth - DigitalJournal.com | Finland | Scoop.it
 Helsinki - A team of astronomers at the University of Helsinki in Finland, headed by Mikael Granvik, have run computer simulations determining that Earth has more than one moon...kind of. Thousands of tiny asteroids, pulled into Earth's orbit, have been found.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/317420#ixzz1ishm8llZ 

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Light-speed Santa

Distance travelled by Father Christmas from Korvatunturi to all Finnish homes exceeds that of a trip to the moon and back

 

How is it possible for the Santa Claus of Korvatunturi in Finnish Lapland to visit every home in Finland on Christmas Eve?
Helsingin Sanomat decided to look for an answer both seriously and less seriously.
The work of Father Christmas is made easier if he could move at the speed of light – 299,792,458 kilometres a second. Dr. Tuukka Puranen of the information technology department of the University of Jyväskylä explains what would happen then.

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The violent gene: Genetic mutation found only in Finnish men that makes them fight

The violent gene: Genetic mutation found only in Finnish men that makes them fight | Finland | Scoop.it
Research on violent criminals in Finland has uncovered a genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule that contributes to violently impulsive behaviour.
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City Dwellers Produce as Much Carbon Dioxide as Countryside People Do, Finnish ... - Science Daily (press release)

City Dwellers Produce as Much Carbon Dioxide as Countryside People Do, Finnish ... - Science Daily (press release) | Finland | Scoop.it
Most previous studies have indicated that people in cities have a smaller carbon footprint than people who live in the country. By using more complex methods of analysis than in the past, scientists at Aalto University in Finland have discovered that people's carbon emissions are practically the same in the city and in the rural areas. More than anything else, CO2 emissions are dependent upon the amount of goods and services people consume, not where they live.
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Gifted youngsters to gather in Finland for the Millennium Youth Camp - Good News from Finland

Gifted youngsters to gather in Finland for the Millennium Youth Camp - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
In June the Technology Academy is arranging a science camp directed towards gifted youngsters. Young people from 22 countries with an interest in natural science and technology will be working on projects, meeting representatives from Finnish institutions of higher education and companies as well as getting to talk with Millennium Technology Prize winner Stephen Furber. www.technologyacademy.fi
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ACES profile: Finnish student brings enterpreneurial fervour to university

ACES profile: Finnish student brings enterpreneurial fervour to university | Finland | Scoop.it
The 2008 merger of three of Finland’s top universities was the spur for Kristo Ovaska to opt out of a career in banking and set out to promote entrepreneurialism on the campus.Ovaska was presented with the Science|Business Academic Enterprise Bridge Award in February.
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Good News from Finland - Markku Kulmala is the world's most referred geoscientist

Good News from Finland - Markku Kulmala is the world's most referred geoscientist | Finland | Scoop.it
Good News: Markku Kulmala is the world's most referred geoscientist http://dlvr.it/QnvLR...

Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge, which keeps tabs on the use of references in the scientific world for its Essential Science Indicators service, has listed Academy Professor Markku Kulmala, Helsinki University physics department, as the most cited scientist in the field of geosciences.
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Good News from Finland - Aalto University spectrometer for NASA’s ISS space station

Good News from Finland - Aalto University spectrometer for NASA’s ISS space station | Finland | Scoop.it
The Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory has been involved in the development of AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) that was taken on NASA’s second but last space shuttle to the ISS International Space Station. The AMS will search for dark matter, missing matter and antimatter in space directly from the space station.
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