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‘A quarter of Finland’ downloads coronavirus track and trace app

The new Koronavilkku Covid-19 track and trace mobile app has now been downloaded 1.4 million times since its launch on Monday morning: the equivalent...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in...

THL launches national coronvirus research project 

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is launching a new national project to gather more data about people who have coronavirus. Researchers are...

Kajaani supercomputer joins the race to find a coronavirus vaccine

A supercomputer at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences KAMK is linking up with Stanford University in California to help model the surface structure of...

Vaasa moves ahead with electric tech park, despite Tesla loss to...

The City of Vaasa is dusting itself off, after losing out on a major business deal to Berlin. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced on Tuesday night...

Fast fingers: Aalto researchers track smartphone typing speeds

How quickly can you type a message on your smartphone? Researchers at Aalto University found that typing speeds on phones are almost reaching the same...

Google CEO to visit Finland for talks on Friday

The CEO of Google Sundar Pichai is coming to Finland on Friday. According to the Prime Minister's office he'll be meeting with Antti Rinne (SDP) on Friday morning...

Police investigate Lahti city cyber attack

The National Bureau of Investigations NBI has launched an investigation into a cyber attack which hit the City of Lahti's computer systems. The City itself...

Google announces €600 million investment in Hamina data centre

Tech company Google is planning to invest around €600 million to expand its data centre at Hamina. The company opened its first Finnish data centre...