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Wing to bring drone delivery to Helsinki Finland

Helsinki - Wing, owned by Alphabet (Google) will start a drone delivery service in Helsinki the Finnish capital next month. Delivery will be to people in the Vuosaari district the most populous area of the city from the gourmet Herkku Food Market and Cafe Monami,

US climate sceptics send shivers through Arctic cooperation

Rovaniemi - For the first time in over two decades, member states of the Arctic Council failed to agree on a final declaration at their bi-annual ministerial meeting on Tuesday, due to a US refusal to mention climate change.

US climate change refusal sinks Arctic declaration: delegates

Rovaniemi - Members of the Arctic Council meeting in Finland's far north on Tuesday failed to issue their traditional final declaration due to a US refusal to mention climate change, delegates said.

Pompeo slams China, Russia for 'aggressive' Arctic behaviour

Rovaniemi - The US on Monday said it planned to beef up its Arctic presence to keep Russia's and China's "aggressive behaviour" in check in the resource-rich region.

Pompeo slams China, Russia 'aggressive behaviour' in the Arctic

Rovaniemi - The US will strengthen its Arctic presence to keep in check the "aggressive behaviour" of China and Russia in the resource-rich region, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Finland populists eye election upset as anti-immigrant feeling rises

Oulu - In the remote, northern Finnish town of Oulu where he has lived for seven years, Syrian-born Jabo Waleed recently started feeling that some people's behaviour towards him was becoming less welcoming.

Finland: from suicide hotspot to world's happiest country

Vantaa - When the UN crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised.

Inmates are training AI as part prison labor tasks

An unusual type of prison labor has been introduced for inmates in Finland's jails: training artificial intelligence. This is based around categorizing data which is used to train artificial intelligence algorithms for a startup company.

Going greener: Finland's new gas-fuelled icebreaker

Tornio - The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship boasts cleaner fuel.

Finland finished a guaranteed income project for the unemployed

From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 Finns without jobs were provided with a monthly payment of the equivalent of about $634 US dollars for two years.

Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'

Helsinki - Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could cause a global food crisis.

Finland produces the first AI-based driver’s log

Technology company Kiho have built an artificial intelligence vehicle log, intended to assist drivers. The digital log can differentiate between a driver's working time driving and leisure time driving, with a view to reduce accidents.

Alzheimer's: Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke

New Scandinavian research has found a connection between antiepileptic drugs and a higher risk of stroke, in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The effects were the same with old and new generation drugs for epilepsy.

World's first all optical calculator developed

The world’s first calculator that uses light in order to perform binary calculations has been developed. All calculator developed previously rely on conventional current. The new calculator has been made possible with nanotechnology.

Review: Mondo Duplantis wins 2018 World Junior Championships Special

On July 14, 2018, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis won the men's pole vault competition at the World U20 Championships in Athletics, which were held at Ratina Stadium in Finland.

Blockchain-ready adhesive ID tag to stop device theft

A new, prototype adhesive identification tag has been developed, with the aim of ensuring that valuable goods are protected from theft and in a way that does not reveal the location of the items being protected.

Want to know about AI? There’s a course for that

It’s hard to avoid discussion about artificial intelligence these days and each day brings a new article about the latest application. For those wishing to no more about the emerging technology, a new course has been launched.

Now's the time to invest in quantum computing skills

Futurists looking ahead for the types of skills that will be required by future generations have highlighted quantum computing skills as a core requirement for preparing for the next technological wave.

Nokia’s grand plan for the digital city

The company Nokia, once associated with mobile communications, is to launch a series of initiatives to create the digital city of the future. This is through various connected products and solutions.

Finland re-elects pragmatic president Niinisto to ease Russia worries

Helsinki - Finns on Sunday re-elected their popular and cautious president Sauli Niinisto, who is credited with maintaining a balanced relationship with the nation's powerful neighbour Russia at a time of simmering relations between Moscow and the West.
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