Inventors of next-generation DNA sequencing receive Millennium Technology Prize in Helsinki
Technology Academy Finland awards one million euros to two scientists who developed a faster, cheaper way to sequence DNA – a system that led to huge implications for genomics, medicine and biology. They were just looking for “something exciting to explore,” they say.
Ideas for a better life: Millennium Technology Prize livestream and online innovation forum
The 2020 Millennium Technology Prize winner is announced at a livestreamed ceremony on May 18, 2021. The ceremony is followed by a virtual event, the Millennium Innovation Forum, held online on May 19.
In a year marked by Covid-19, World Happiness Report emphasises trust and points to Finland
In 2021, Finland tops the annual World Happiness Report for the fourth year in a row, with the other Nordic countries all in the top ten. We take a look at how the report works, and see what the Finnish word “onni” might have to do with Finland’s results.
State of the artificial: Finland expanding free online AI course to all EU languages
“Our goal is to demystify AI,” proclaims the website of Elements of AI, a free online course from the University of Helsinki and the tech firm Reaktor, now available in an increasing range of languages. Our reporter signs up to learn about artificial intelligence and how it affects our lives.
Happiness report elevates Finland and other Nordics, shows that people should look after each other
The annual World Happiness Report seeks to measure how happy people are in more than 150 different countries. The Nordic countries have repeatedly done well in this listing, and in the 2020 edition of the report, Finland is at the top for the third year in a row.