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2 Technologies VEF Minox VEF Telephones Medicine Ftorafur Latvian inventions

3 In 1937, the State Electrotechnical Plant (VEF) launched production of the first miniature camera in the world, VEF Minox. It was invented by Valters Caps from Riga. VEF Minox was a completely new kind of camera. Due to its simplicity and easy use, it facilitated amateur photography and also opened the doors to new opportunities. This miniature camera allows achieving a precise and well-contrasted picture from the distance of 20 cm without any additional auxiliaries. Creation and production of Minox was an event of great significance in Latvia, but it was also a revolution in the global photoindustry. VEF Minox

4 Anti-cancer preparation. A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Ftorafur is used for the treatment of alimentary canal tumours as well as for the treatment of breast cancer, several forms of ovary and brain tumours and liver cancer; it is used in combination with other chemical anticancer preparations, in combination with the surgical method and ray therapy. It allows to prolong the length of a lifetime of the operated cancer patients. Ftorafur

5 Technologies Nokia Linux Sauna Finnish inventions

6 Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational communications corporation that is headquartered inKeilaniemi,Espoo, a city neighbouring Finland's capital Helsinki. Nokia is engaged in the manufacturing of mobile devices and in converging Internet and communications industries, with over 123,000 employees in 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and global annual revenue of EUR 41 billion and operating profit of €1.2 billion as of 2009It is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile. Nokia plays a very large role in the economy of Finland; it is by far the largest Finnish company, accounting for about a third of the market capitalization of the Helsinki Stock Exchange as of 2007, a unique situation for an industrialized country. In recent years, Finns have consistently ranked Nokia as one of the best Finnish brands. The Nokia brand, valued at $34.9 billion, is listed as the fifth most valuable global brand in the Interbrand Best Global Brands list of 2009 (first non-US company). Nokia

7 Linux is a generic term referring to Unix-like computer operating systems based on the Linux kernel. Their development is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaborationLinux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from embedded devices such as mobile phones, smartphones and wristwatches to mainframes and supercomputers. The name "Linux" comes from the Linux kernel, originally written in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. The main supporting Userland in the form of system tools and libraries from the GNU Project (announced in 1983 by Richard Stallman) is the basis for the Free Software Foundation's preferred name GNU/Linux. Linux

8 The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over two million saunas in Finland - an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax in with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity. Before the rise of public health care and nursery facilities, almost all Finnish mothers gave birth in saunas. Sauna

9 1.Usa 2.Finland 3.Sweden 4.Canada 5.Netherlands 6.Great Britain 7.Australia 8.Denmark 9.Singapour 10.Norvegia …………… 33. Latvia Rating of the best enviroment for development of Information Technologies, which are so popular nowadays.

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