The Finnish Science Barometer 2013: Finns have high trust in science
Science, both as an institution and more specifically through certain organisations, is highly trusted by Finns. The quality and standard of science and research in Finland is deemed good, and the share of respondents who believe in the ability of science to produce reliable and accurate results is high. In addition, the prospects for science in Finland are viewed as positive.
Space weather forecasting still difficult due to insufficient observations
Coronal mass ejections (CME), huge clouds of plasma and magnetic fields, are the cause of nearly all major geomagnetic storms. In recent years, computer simulations developed for forecasting CMEs have improved the capacity to predict these events, but the accuracy of the forecasts is still modest. Forecasting CMEs is not easy due to the long distance between the Sun and the Earth, the sparse...
2013 Academy of Finland Awards go to Sven Bossuyt and Kari Kalliokoski
The Academy of Finland recognised two distinguished researchers in Helsinki on Thursday 24 October 2013. The Academy of Finland Awards were presented to Academy Research Fellow Sven Bossuyt from Aalto University and Academy Research Fellow Kari Kalliokoski from the University of Turku.
How the gut gets its villi
Villi are small epithelial protrusions that serve to increase the surface area of the gut for efficient nutrient absorption. The mechanism of their formation during development was recently revealed by a study published in Science. The investigations, carried out by two research groups at Harvard University, were complemented by computational modelling carried out at the University of Jyväskylä...
Academy of Finland targets funding at research on the Arctic, mineral resources and ICT
The Finnish Government’s third supplementary budget proposal includes an increase of EUR 20 million in the Academy of Finland’s allocation authority for 2013. The Academy will direct this funding to boost knowledge-based growth. Consequently, the Academy will open an extra call for research funding. A total of EUR 8 million of this funding will be allocated to Arctic research and research on...
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