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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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Zinc lozenges treat common cold - The Times of India

Zinc lozenges treat common cold - The Times of India | Finland | Scoop.it
A University of Helsinki scientist has indicated that zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40 per cent.
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Young Scientists Helsinki 2011

Young Scientists Helsinki 2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
Welcome to a Facebook Page about Young Scientists Helsinki 2011. Join Facebook to start connecting with Young Scientists Helsinki 2011. (Young Scientists Helsinki 2011 | Facebook http://bit.ly/eTCmDJ)
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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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Good News from Finland - Safer stem cell uses in the pipeline

Good News from Finland - Safer stem cell uses in the pipeline | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish, German and Canadian scientists have identified genetic flaws associated with reprogramming adult cells to become induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
The findings, published in the journal Nature, will help researchers better understand the reprogramming process and make future applications of stem cell creation and use safer. http://bit.ly/guSLHR
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