Tropical problems are best resolved in the tropics, says Kristina Lindström, professor in sustainable development from University of Helsinki. She believes that small-scale farmers and their ability to manage plots in a sustainable manner play a key role in addressing climate change and food security in Africa.
The quest for computational power to meet the basic needs of education, research and science is ongoing and progressing at an electrifying pace. High performance computers are tomorrow’s PCs. Dare to think and visit: www.daretothinktheimpossible.com.
The prizes of Academy of Finland’s Viksu upper secondary school science competition were awarded for the 15th time last week. The winner of the IB category is Jiali Yan from Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu with her essay on mathematical biology.
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The scent of citrus and that of pine resin are stereoisomers – their chemical structure is similar. A tiny structural difference has a profound impact on our sensory experience.
22-year-old Ksenia Konyuskhova studies in the Algorithms and Machine Learning subprogramme of the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. She has also landed a job at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT.
All the cells in a plant are connected with each other by means of thin cytoplasmic threads. Academy professor Yrjö Helariutta is determined to find out what kind of messages the cytoplasm delivers to the roots and how this signaling is mediated.
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and affection. “Love comes in many different forms. I distinguish between at least seven,” says Finnish philosopher Pärttyli Rinne.
There are no longer scientific grounds for doubting the association between elevated risk for narcolepsy and the Pandemrix vaccine used against H1N1 influenza (swine flu).
Virginia Brilhante studies at the University of Helsinki’s MBI Master’s Degree Programme in Bioinformatics. The interdisciplinary programme combining informatics and life sciences gives her the opportunity to make a difference and improve people’s lives.