Helsinki

Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 650,058. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296.

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. It is the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 390 km (240 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.

Together with the cities of Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen, and surrounding commuter towns, Helsinki forms the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly 1.5 million. Often considered to be Finland's only metropolis, it is the world's northernmost metro area with over one million people as well as the northernmost capital of an EU member state. After Stockholm and Oslo, Helsinki is the third largest municipality in the Nordic countries. The city is served by the international Helsinki Airport, located in the neighboring city of Vantaa, with frequent service to many destinations in Europe and Asia.

Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest.

Helsinki has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world. In 2011, the British magazine Monocle ranked Helsinki the world's most liveable city in its liveable cities index. In the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2016 liveability survey, Helsinki was ranked ninth among 140 cities.

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Gerard O'Dwyer
December 15, 2020
ComputerWeekly.com
Authorities in Helsinki will use artificial intelligence and video technologies to help them automate monitoring of crowds
December 14, 2020
clinicaltrials.gov
Changes in Viral Load in COVID-19 After Probiotics - Full Text View.
Castellum
December 14, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Castellum has today acquired a historic office building in Helsinki, located in one of the city's most dynamic developing areas. The...
Science X staff
December 11, 2020
phys.org
In ecology, millions of species interact in billions of different ways between them and with their environment. Ecosystems often seem chaotic, or at least overwhelming for someone trying to understand them and make predictions for the future.
Jon Henley Europe correspondent and Sam Jones in Madrid
November 24, 2020
the Guardian
Police patrol the old port area in Marseille last week. The easing of France's lockdown may begin this weekend. Photograph: Louai Barakat/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock
Jon Henley Europe correspondent
November 24, 2020
the Guardian
Police patrol the old port area in Marseille last week. The easing of France's lockdown may begin this weekend. Photograph: Louai Barakat/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock
Science X staff
November 23, 2020
phys.org
To do the right thing at the right time, organisms need to glean cues from their environment. With ongoing climate change, the timing of these cues, like the accumulation of warm days, is rapidly shifting. Now a network of researchers working on an unprecedentedly large dataset of seasonal events has shown that the timing of species' activity fail to keep up with their cues, and that how quickly activity shifts reflects past evolution.
Science X staff
November 23, 2020
phys.org
Siberian primrose, a species protected under the Habitats Directive of the European Union, spread northward from southern areas to the current Bothnian Bay as well as, through another route, to northern Norway with the gradually receding ice after the Ice Age. Compared to today, the warming of the climate was very slow at the time.
Science X staff
November 13, 2020
phys.org
Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland examined 48 Staffordshire Bull Terriers, of which eight dogs--four healthy and four atopic--were selected for RNA sequencing where their skin gene expression was compared between both atopic and healthy dogs as well as between dogs that ate dry food or raw food. The diet appears to make a great difference in skin gene expression.
Jon Henley Europe correspondent
September 24, 2020
the Guardian
Sniffer dogs used to detect coronavirus in Helsinki airport as part of trial - video
August 3, 2020
WebWire
Parasites are found in every ecosystem and play important roles in nutrient cycling, wildlife population control, and ecosystem stability. They are threatened not only by the changing climate or habitat loss, but also by extinctions of their hosts, making them highly vulnerable to extinction; one recent study estimated that one in every three parasite species might be at risk of extinction in the next 50 years. Yet it is estimated that less than 10% of parasites have been adequately desc...
John Bolton
June 21, 2020
The Telegraph
John Bolton's explosive new book 'The Room Where it Happened' details his time as Trump's national security adviser from 2018-19
April 14, 2020
WebWire
Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have signed a Letter of Intent to deepen their cooperation between China and Europe subject to required regulatory approvals. The aim is to establish a joint venture on the Helsinki - Shanghai route enabling Finnair and Juneyao Air to offer their corporate and leisure customers a seamless travel experience through a wider choice of destination, schedule and fare options via their main hubs, Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Pudong International Airp...
Reuters Editorial
March 31, 2020
U.S.
The city of Helsinki had the right to scrap its contract with Siemens over the failed automation of the Finnish capital's metro, but both sides broke agreements, a Helsinki district court ruled on Tuesday in a long-running legal dispute.
Ingrid Lunden
February 5, 2020
TechCrunch
The growing ubiquity of open source software has been a big theme in the evolution of enterprise IT. But behind that facade of popularity lies another kind of truth: companies may be interested in using more open-source technology, but since there is a learning curve with taking on an source project, not all of them [...]
Steve O'Hear
December 19, 2019
TechCrunch
Speechly, a startup out of Helsinki that boasts an experienced team of speech recognition and "natural language understanding" experts, has raised €2 million in seed funding to make it easier for developers to add a voice UI to their products. The round is led by Berlin's Cherry Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp, Quantum Angels, Joyance [...]
December 18, 2019
WebWire
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Primehotels Oy for the first Hyatt property in Finland. Expected to open in 2022, the 224-room Grand Hansa Hotel will become the first The Unbound Collection by Hyatt property in the Nordics as the brand enjoys continued momentum across Europe. Incorporating references to Finnish folklore and mythology, Grand Hansa Hotel's historical façade will represent the city's fasc...
December 2, 2019
WebWire
Nokia Foundation grants 2019 Recognition Award to Elements of AI online course , , , , , , • The recipients, Hanna Hagström and Teemu Roos, played an instrumental role in the development of the 'Elements of AI' online course aimed at introducing the basics of artificial intelligence to the general public, , • Nokia Foundation promotes and supports Finnish scientific development and education in the fields of information technology, telecommunications and related scientific disciplines, , , , , , ...
October 2, 2019
WebWire
Finland's Port of Helsinki has made a repeat order for Cavotec's MoorMasterTM automated mooring system as part of wider efforts to optimize safety and efficiency and reduce environmental impact. This is the second MoorMasterTM order at Port of Helsinki and follows similar orders from the Port of Turku and Port of Tallinn in recent months. "An auto-mooring system decreases the time taken for vessel mooring and release. The time saved amounts to significant reductions in fuel consumpti...
September 20, 2019
WebWire
On Saturday, 14 September, Wärtsilä volunteers organised local clean-up events in Helsinki, Finland and Hamburg, Germany. Bringing together tens of volunteers, the events managed to collect hundreds of kilograms of trash from the waters while increasing awareness of the growing need for ocean protection. The Helsinki event took place in Kaivopuisto and the Hamburg event in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst. The central locations attracted a lot of interested passers-byes from children to elders, interes...
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