Piracy has been a major challenge in the Nordic region for many years and 2021 is no different. New figures from Mediavision show that even though the supply of legal online video services has increased, piracy is still high.

According to research from Mediavision 14% of all people 15-74 years old in the Nordics have illegally streamed or downloaded films and TV episodes in the past month.

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Tech giant Apple has officially unveiled iOS 15, with improvements and updates to iMessage and FaceTime. There's also a new system-wide emphasis on sharing and communication, as well as more privacy-related features.

Apple previewed iOS 15 during last night's WWDC keynote, highlighting some changes coming to FaceTime and notifications, as well as more privacy controls, reported The Verge.

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Concrete is widely used as a construction material but has a substantial environmental impact. When a building is demolished, what happens to all the concrete? Tampere University coordinates a new international ReCreate project that aims to discover how used concrete elements can be deconstructed without damaging them and reused in new buildings – and turn the process into a profitable business. The four-year project has received €12.5 million of funding under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

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Properly understanding and responding to customer feedback on social media platforms is crucial for brands, and it may have just gotten a little easier thanks to new research by computer science researchers at the University of Central Florida who have developed a sarcasm detector.

Social media has become a dominant form of communication for individuals, and for companies looking to market and sell their products and services.

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Slow Food is deeply alarmed by the European Commission's conclusions from the study on "new genomic techniques" which opens the door to the deregulation of new GMOs, ignoring the precautionary principle.

"Through the EU Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy, the European Commission committed to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable food system.

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For the first time: All fossil-free material solutions in one competition at the unique “Renewable Materials Conference”. Six innovations were nominated from 36 submissions. The conference participants will choose the winner.

The choice was harder than ever for the advisory board of the conference.

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An automated wireless wearable sensor and a machine-learning approach that records and interprets mechano-acoustic signatures of a person's heart rate, respiration rate, and temperature, along with coughing, speaking, and laughing, all of which are biomarkers relevant to monitoring the progression of COVID-19 infections in individuals and their spread across populations has been developed by a group of joint Chinese - US researchers. 

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A woman receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic stadium, in Cali, Colombia, on April 26, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

A single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can limit household transmission by up to half, according to a study by Public Health England released on Wednesday, signalling the effectiveness of the vaccines at preventing spread.

According to The Hill, the research -- which has yet to be peer-reviewed -- found that people who got COVID-19 three weeks after receiving

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said that an oral drug for treating coronavirus could be ready next year adding the company is working on two antivirals, an oral and an injectable.

"We are actually on two, one is injectable and the other one an oral (antiviral)...

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A prong extending from a remote-controlled robot prototype approaches the mouth of a volunteer to extract a throat swab sample, as part of a self-funded project to assist physicians in running tests on suspected COVID-19 coronavirus patients in a bid to limit human exposure to disease-carriers, at a private hospital in Egypt's Nile delta city of Tanta, on March 20, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

We need the ability to experiment and to re-imagine things

The change brought on by the coronavirus pandemic showed that a large part of our society was ready for a quick digital leap. In May 2020 about 59% of working people in Finland started doing remote work and electronic use of public services grew by 54%. On the other hand, the pandemic also brought an increase in inequality in society. Remote work or conducting business electronically are not possible for everyone.

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Results of a new study led by researchers of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine suggest vaccination against COVID-19 remains crucial even in young adults who were previously infected.

Although antibodies induced by SARS-CoV-2 infection are largely protective, they do not completely protect against reinfection in young people, as evidenced through a longitudinal, prospective study of more than 3,000 young, healthy members of the US Marines Corps conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Naval Medical Research Center.

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