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2011-11-28 14:00:00

NGRAINâs Virtual Task Trainer solutions to advance training and extend equipment lifecycles. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 NGRAIN®, the leading provider of interactive 3D simulation software and solutions for maintenance training and support, today announced it has been awarded a series of contracts with the Department of National Defence (DND) to develop Virtual Task Trainerâ“ž¢ (VTTâ“ž¢) solutions for the...

2011-11-16 09:47:36

The research teams headed by Prof. Johanna Ivaska (University of Turku and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) and Prof. Marko Salmi (University of Turku and the National Institute for Health and Welfare) have discovered that the SHARPIN protein regulates human cell activity. Published in a leading journal, the study concludes that SHARPIN regulates the movement and activity of inflammatory cells and of lung and prostate cancer cells. It is likely that the discovery will also have...

2011-11-11 18:37:13

The study carried out by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Aalto University and University of Oulu investigated the ownership and governance structure of Finnish infrastructure networks and utilities. A part of the research focused on investors' and owners' returns. 29 municipal and state owned units, limited companies and some private entities were analysed using the financial statement data for 2002-2009. The study covered water supply, roads, streets, ports, airports, railways...

2011-06-06 19:35:31

A study conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland indicates that there is practically no difference between commercial petrol grades 95E10 and 98E5 sold in Finland as regards fuel consumption in normal driving. The finding is based on driving tests conducted by VTT using six used cars of different make under laboratory conditions. It has been frequently claimed in public that fuel consumption is significantly higher with 95E10 petrol than with its predecessor 95E or the 98E5...

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2011-02-09 08:05:00

A roughly 200 year old beer--the oldest drinkable alcoholic beverage of its kind--that was discovered by divers exploring a shipwreck last July is being studied in an attempt to brew it once again, a group of Finnish researchers announced on Tuesday. Divers exploring the wreckage of a ship that most likely sank during the first half of the 19th century recovered several "well-preserved" bottles of champagne and five bottles filled with beer, officials at the VTT Technical Research Center of...

2010-12-08 00:51:40

The increased requirements on efficient production of clean energy have introduced the necessity to develop new power plant concepts. The basic functionality of the new ideas is tested in small scale pilot plants. Advanced ICT tools based on numerical calculations are, however, needed to evaluate the application to full scope plants in advance. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the energy company Fortum have for these purposes released a new version 5.09 of Apros (Advanced process...

2010-10-28 14:22:36

Trailer-mounted equipment detects seatbelt compliance and measures vehicle speed Police surveillance of seatbelt compliance and speeding receives a boost with the new test equipment. Developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the equipment also measures distance between vehicles, road surface condition and calculates traffic emissions. The test equipment is part of an EU project aimed at improving traffic safety and reducing accidents caused by traffic rule violations. The...

2010-10-25 13:10:12

Fog is a relatively frequent phenomenon in the Po Valley and constitutes a major issue for all road traffic. The new fog warning system covers and benefits the entire Venice Region, combining VTT`s know-how on intelligent transport and evaluation of information services. The system is expected to provide services for regular and professional motorists and transport companies as well as authorities. These types of warning solutions are expected to be in demand on a larger scale in the future...

2010-06-22 01:51:50

Boat manufacturers and VTT are working to develop quieter boats Boaters increasingly require convenience and quieter boats. Boating is unpleasant for the skipper and passengers if it is difficult to hear normal conversation in the cockpit. VTT's Quiet boats project examined both short-term solutions applicable to existing boats and factors affecting noise level that can be taken into account in the design of new boats. The noise level of motor boat interiors can be affected "“ and...

2010-05-31 23:59:00

HELSINKI, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MediSapiens, world's first software company for personalized cancer medicine in oncology clinics and drug development, completed $ 1 million (EUR 0.8 million) seed round investment from Veraventure, ETFIII advised by Eqvitec Partners, VTT Ventures and Lifeline Ventures. MediSapiens is based on scientific research at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and its collaborators. MediSapiens hosts world's largest unified gene expression...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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