Finnish science is in stable condition as well as the world average, occurs in the Finnish academy of Science space 2016 -report.for Example, the number of scientific publications per capita in many OECD countries compared with the highest, and Finnish researchers ' international co-publications share has clearly grown in recent years.in the Years 2011-2014 international co-publications was more than half, when in the early 1990s, the number was 27 percent.the number of Scientific publications over the last ten years elevated a little bit, but other research-intensive countries are, however, progressed the fastest.according to the Report of Finland of the above were, for example, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark.University research expenditures last year were 1.45 billion euros, of which more than half of universities basic funding.
Furniture chain Ikea is planning to sell in front of almost EUR 900 miljooonan shopping centers, says the news agency Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources. Ikea spokeswoman Josefin Thorell confirms that the company plans to sell 27 commercial concentration. The plan is tied to Ikea's strategy, according to which the group should keep only real estate, which creates the opportunities for cooperation with the tenants and to develop a "inspiring and family-friendly meeting places". "We sell the parts of Ikea, which do not fit into this vision," said Thorell. According to him, sold 12 sites located in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic, the rest are. Thorell refused to comment on the value of the parts are for sale.
Image Source: SITARaise your hand if you hate dealing with airports.As soon as you re done waiting in line to drop off your luggage, you re off to a second line to go through the security check and then a third line to wait to board the plane.Leo the robot might not fix all our problems at the airport, but it might help us avoid at least one of the lines we ve all grown to hate.DON T MISS: Bionic eye restores man s vision after being blind for 40 yearsCreated by airport technology company SITA, Leo is already deployed at the Geneva Airport in Switzerland.With the bags loaded and tagged, the compartment door closes and Leo displays the boarding gate and departure time.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
Today, fifteen years ago, Apple opened the doors of its first two stores. The location was Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California. Virtually all pundits sawn concept altogether, but it was not long before the success was a fact. Here's what it looked like when Steve Jobs showed off the Apple store for the world: In the current situation, there are nearly 500 stores around the world, specifically in the US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United UAE. Altogether they have more than a million visitors a day.
Deutsche Bank has compiled a list of what various gadgets costs around the world. As for the iPhone is the mobile phone as the cheapest in the US and most expensive in Brazil. Sweden is the third most expensive country after Brazil and Indonesia, which hardly comes as a great surprise to us. Compared with the US, we pay 45 percent more for Apple's mobile phone, which is partly due to the high VAT. Below, countries are ranked from the most expensive to the cheapest: Brazil $ 931 Indonesia $ 865 Sweden $ 796 India $ 784 Italy $ 766 Denmark $ 754 Finland $ 743 Belgium $ 732 Netherlands $ 732 Spain $ 732 France $ 732 Germany $ 727 Australia $ 707 New Zealand $ 697 Russia $ 695 China $ 693 Canada $ 692 Malaysia $ 691 NM $ 687 Philippines $ 682 UK $ 671 Switzerland $ 666 Singapore $ 661 South Africa $ 660 Japan $ 637 Hong Kong $ 604 US $ 598
Dropbox has announced its latest move to woo Europeans with its cloud-based file-hosting service, with the launch of a new office in Germany to cater to the DACH region — namely Switzerland, Austria, and of course Germany.As a result of this highly competitive field, questions have emerged about Dropbox s longer-term viability, and such concerns haven t been entirely without merit — the company shuttered a couple of apps last year, and it reportedly cut-back on a number of employee perks lately.But it has also been on a major product development push of late — it launched Project Infinite, which shows all company files locally while storing them remotely, introduced support for Facebook Messenger, and rolled out a cheaper pricing plan for educational institutions.However, around three-quarters of Dropbox s 500-million-plus user-base is based outside the U.S., with a significant portion of those in Europe, which is why the company is continuing to double-down on its efforts on the continent.One in three internet users in DACH are now on Dropbox, and they ve created over 163 million connections to date by sharing documents and folders, said Thomas Hansen, global vice president for revenue at Dropbox, in a blog post.But converting free users into paid users is a perennial challenge for most businesses that adopt a freemium business model, so to help reduce that friction it launched localized payments last year, kicking off in 12 European markets.This effectively saw Dropbox move beyond bank cards, PayPal, and Discover, and into direct debit, which is a popular way of setting up recurring payments in Europe.Dropbox s move to open a base in Germany is notable for one over-arching reason.
"When you're dealing with fundamental human rights, it's probably worth taking a bit of time to make sure you've got the right protections in place," says Tamzin Evershed, Legal Director at Veritas, who insists that the global data processing arena is a new and complex place."Safe Harbour was created in a different era – pre-9/11, pre-cloud and pre-Snowden – and wasn't intended for the massive volumes of cross-border data traffic we see today," says Willy Leichter, global director of CipherCloud."In terms of their legal and regulatory obligations, these companies should host EU citizens' data exclusively within the EU borders and suspend transfer of data to the US," says James Henry, UK Southern Region Manager, Auriga Consulting."In France, US companies will have to consider 'blocking statutes', and in Switzerland the Swiss Blocking Statute and Bank Secrecy laws, before transferring data out of the country," adds Duthie.The UK's Data Protection Act and Italy's Data Protection Code also make data transfers difficult.The Palais de la Cour de Justice, Luxembourg, is where the GDPR will be judged Image Credit: Wikimedia Crimes and punishments"The German Data Protection Authority has already taken legal action against three companies still relying on Safe Harbour, and we expect more to follow," says Nicky Stewart, Commercial Director at Skyscape Cloud Services, who points out that Google, Facebook and Fitbit are all still relying on Safe Harbour regulations.
Crims watched Active Directory closely, then sprung their attack with off-the-shelf malwareSwiss defence contractor RUAG and the country's GovCERT have revealed the details of a 2014 network breach in which attackers got access to a stunning 23 GB of data.The breach was only discovered earlier this year, with to very little fanfare until earlier this month, when NZZ am Sonntag reported that the attackers used their access to RUAG to also gain access to the secret Swiss DRA10 special forces unit in English via Swissinfo here .The reason for publication, the organisation explains, is to provide insight and protection.We decided to publish this report to give organisations the chance to check their networks for similar infections, and to show the modus operandi of the attacker group .The SANS Institute's Rick Wanner notes that the attack doesn't seem to have been particularly stealthy or advanced.The latter ones never actually contacted any C servers, but instead received their tasks via named pipes from a communication drone, and also returned stolen data this way.
In this photo provided by Solar Impulse, "Solar Impulse 2," the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, moves through the sky shortly after the take off from Dayton International Airport, in Dayton, Ohio to Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.Jean Revillard/Solar Impulse via AP DAYTON, Ohio — A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world.The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.The Solar Impulse 2's wings, which stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747, are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries.The plane runs on stored energy at night.Project officials say the layovers give the two Swiss pilots — Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg — a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million.
Since launching, Spotify s Discovery Weekly has reached nearly 5 billion streamed tracks, the company has announced.More than 40 million users listen to Discovery Weekly, which arrived last July and gives listeners a new playlist of music recommendations every Monday.The recommendation feature has turned out to be a big hit, with more than 50% of listeners coming back the next Monday for more.The feature is most popular with those in the 25 to 34 age group, with the next most popular age group being those 55 and older.As far as user bases go, listeners in Sweden, Switzerland, and Germany use Discovery Weekly most often.Again reinforcing the whole needing-music-at-work notion, Spotify says it seems streaming peak on Mondays between 8AM and 9AM in the various U.S. and U.K. time zones, whereas streaming in Germany and Sweden peaks around 5PM local time.
But because it is modular, eight lightweight Mercedes' batteries can be combined for 20 kWh of storage.From a pure energy storage standpoint, Tesla's Powerwall wins, hands down.But one has to consider what homeowners really want: A smaller, less conspicuous battery option that still provides a good amount of energy storage may be more desirable than a 200-pound device that must be mounted."The modules themselves are rather lightweight at less than 30 kilograms, so you can carry it with one man compared to Tesla," Frank Spennemann, senior manager of business innovation at Mercedes' parent company Daimler, told Tech Insider."You can put it on the ground, so you don t have to wall mount it, and it has very easy wiring."It's actually for that reason that battery start-up Orison thinks it has a shot of taking on Tesla in the US: a mountable Orison panel holds 2.2 kWh and weighs 40 pounds, with the option to combine five panels for 13.2 kWh of storage.The Mercedes battery is currently being rolled out in other European markets outside Germany, including the Netherlands and Switzerland, Spennemann said.Mercedes declined to provide the price of a unit, stating that pricing was handled by distributors.More from Tech Insider:Here's why we're excited about 'No Man's Sky,' one of the most creative games ever madeWe tried the awesome new Minecraft mode that turns into a 'Hunger Games'-style deathmatch MSFT Mercedes' at-home battery could have one key advantage over Tesla's PowerwallThe PlayStation 4 is the most popular game console in the worldThese pieces of furniture can fold to become two-dimensional artNOW WATCH: This factory is the key to Tesla s futureLoading video...
Varoufakis argued that the coming era may be the first in which technological advance destroys more wage-paying jobs than it creates.As that happens, he said, wealth will concentrate at the top for those who own the means of production and the rest will face lives of precarious employment and even impoverishment.Varoufakis foresees that capitalism will face stagnation if too few are able to buy whatever it produces.To address what he called a post-capitalist dilemma, nations must move beyond the old social welfare state to a new way of distributing the wealth at the top to the rest.The way to do that, the former finance minister said, is to establish an endowment for all citizens that shares the wealth created by the new technologies — a public trust fund with dividends paid to all through a basic income.In the following clip, Varoufakis explains why this is an idea whose time has come, and why he would vote yes.
Image Source: EPFLAugmented reality might factor in to the future of firefighting.This week, a team from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL , a research institute in Switzerland, revealed the smart visor they have been working on that will help firefighters see through smoke and darkness while simultaneously freeing up their hands and allowing them to do their jobs with less constraints.SEE ALSO: If the future of virtual reality looks like this, we re all doomedFirefighters are not only loaded down with protective gear weighing around 50 pounds when they enter a burning building, they re also usually carrying a massive hose to fight the flames and a thermal imaging camera to see their surroundings through all of the chaos.There s not much anyone can do about the hose, but the camera was in dire need of an upgrade.So Birbaumer and Bosch put a small infrared camera on the firefighter s helmet and incorporated a transparent screen on the oxygen mask.At first it s hard to know what you re seeing, if it s the real thing or not, but you get used to it surprisingly fast and can easily handle the two overlapping views, says Jean-Marc Pittet, who is in charge of training firefighters in Vaud Canton as well as conducting tests with the new smart visor.
The Finnish company Jolla today announced unexpectedly a new phone, Dinghy C. Having previously issued a message that the company intends to focus on Sailfish OS development and leave the device manufacturing to others. From Possessing C correctly entered, founder of the company, Sami Pienimäki? The power of C which will be on sale only in EU countries plus Switzerland and Norway. - This is the program we have been asked many times. Pienimäki says that the situation is now financially strong, and the company will hire more staff. "Operations in Tampere and a couple of places open" developer team once belonged to Pienimäki Nokia N9 phone says that she was sad Wednesdays Microsoft's announcement, according to which almost all of the company's telephone development in Finland is stopped.
Audio cards allow Twitter users to get 30-second song previews right in the timeline and in Moments.Later the audio card platform also supported SoundCloud and now Twitter has announced support for one of the most popular music services around- Spotify.Users can also dock the music player into the corner of Twitter and keep reading while the music plays.Apple is working hard to catch Spotify and is doing a good job of it so far.Earlier this week we learned that Spotify was doing very well with its new Discovery Weekly feature racking up over 40 million users.Demographics show that Discovery Weekly is most popular in Sweden, Switzerland, and Germany.
But a Mercedes spokesperson told Tech Insider that the unit for a standard family home costs between $9,000 and $10,000, including the price of the inverter and installation.Mercedes launched its battery in 2015 in Germany and is looking to roll it out in other European markets, like the Netherlands and Switzerland.The 66-pound, modular battery stores 2.5 kWh of energy, with the ability to stack eight units for 20 kWh of storage.For reference, the average person in the US uses 30 kWh each day.Tesla's 200-pound Powerwall holds 6.4 kWh of energy, but you can stack nine Powerwalls together for almost 58 kWh worth of energy capacity.Tesla and Mercedes aren't the only companies offering at-home battery solutions.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Copyright 2016.More from Tech Insider:This BMW-designed smartphone gives the Galaxy S7 a run for its moneyHere's what we actually know about cellphones and cancerA guy proposed to his girlfriend by custom making her a level in Super MarioIf your password was affected by the LinkedIn hack, here s what you should change it toHow the 'X-Men: Apocalypse' cast looks compared to their comic-book counterpartsNOW WATCH: This factory is the key to Tesla s futureLoading video...
The firm expects to be opening the plant near Zurich in September or October.Hot airOnce the filter is saturated, the gas will be released by warming it with the heat generated by a nearby municipal waste incineration plant, then piped to a 4 hectare greenhouse.The American Physical Society estimated that on a large scale C02 could be captured for $600 per tonne, says Climeworks chief operating officer Dominique Kronenberg.Fuel from the airClimeworks will be using funding from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy to fine-tune the plant design to make it run more cheaply and efficiently during the three-year pilot period.The firm expects to add modules in the future to catch additional C02 that can be used with existing technologies to produce liquid fuels.Read more: Pilot plant to turn CO2 into house parts and paving stones; Trailblazing power plant is first to bury its carbon
Measuring 57 km in length, situated 2.3 km deep under the Alps and having cost €11bn euros to complete, Switzerland s Gotthard base tunnel is more than just the world s longest and most expensive tunnelling project.At a time of rising nationalism and closing borders, European leaders will also hope that it can serve as a reminder that their continent can still smash barriers when it manages to pull together.Four giant drill heads were used to cut a path through the mountain range.The Chinese government is planning to build a tunnel underneath the Bohai straits measuring 123 km – more than twice the length of the Gotthard Base tunnel – in order to cut down journey times between the port cities of Dalian and Yantai from eight hours to 45 minutes.We can show that Switzerland is a reliable partner for Brussels and the whole of Europe, more reliable even than some of its member states, the president of the Christian Democratic party CVP told Neue Zürcher Zeitung.Relations between Switzerland and the European Union were put under strain two years ago when the country voted to introduce quotas for immigration from EU countries.
Mobli's layoffs were first reported by Israeli business Calcalist, and confirmed by Business Insider.Mobli's CEO Moshe Hogeg told us the company has cut 15 employees this week and is closing its Israeli R center.Sources are telling us this represents all of Mobli's remaining Israeli employees, although Hogeg insists that the company is not being closed down entirely.It jumped from one failed product to the next.How is this company still alive?Mobili sprung to life in 2010 as a photo-sharing social media site backed by starangel investors like Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams, and Tobey Maguire.It later landed $60 million from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, it said, for a total of $86 million raised.For instance, Armstrong used Mobli to share that famous photo of himself with his Tour de France jerseys after he was banned for life by the International Cycling Union for doping.But then Instagram came along, Facebook bought it, and that pretty much killed Mobli as a photo sharing social network.The company pivoted to other apps."The people we talked to has marveled that Mobli says it is still in business and can't understand how.Amongst are investors: Carlos Slim, Leo DiCaprio and Kenges Rakishev and all that info is readily available.The phone is aimed at wealthy people who want a fast and stylish phone that also encrypts all their data.Sirin says it raised $72 million in funding and has 85 employees based in Switzerland, Sweden, England and Israel.
The Swiss are today celebrating the opening of the world's largest underground passage to mark its completion 17 years after construction began.The €12bn £8.5bn Gotthard base tunnel is 57km 35 miles long and will overtake Japan's 53.85km Seikan railway tunnel to become the world's largest and deepest underground passage.The completed tunnel travels up to 2.3km below the surface of the mountains above and through rock that reaches temperatures of 46 C without ventilation due to a high lithostatic pressure from rock above it – which can measure up to 2,500m in some sections*.Federal transport office director Peter Fueglistaler told Reuters the tunnel was "a masterpiece of timing, cost and policy."This morning a Catholic priest, a pastor, a rabbi and an imam were present for the ceremony, according to Swiss Info.BootnoteFor those who are interested, the ventilation plan used 24 axial fans, six air locks – thus reducing local airflow needed and managing risks of smoke in the event of a fire – and 16 air barriers.
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