Swedish-Related Tweets That Caught Our AttentionAugust 2, 2019
We’re preaching to the choir when we say, “Sweden is awesome.” We’ve stumbled across some awesome news, stats and research coming out of Sweden. We compiled some of the most interesting tidbits that would make perfect fodder for your next cocktail party.
Get Elon Musk on the phone, he may be interested in this electric car-charging road.
🔋Sweden is planning to build a road that can recharge electric vehicles that drive over it pic.twitter.com/8xUEnkZ7ze
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) July 22, 2019
Sweden is ranked by the UN for its innovation – No. 2 in the world!
Those are the top 10 innovators, according to the Global Innovation Index 2019: https://t.co/FzyjYO0pCT pic.twitter.com/p2zU03FrQz
— United Nations (@UN) July 24, 2019
Sweden is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help monitor and respond to real-time crisis events, like wildfires.
Satellite data and AI helping fight fires in Sweden. Stay up to date on AI, sign up to the newsletter Welcome AI https://t.co/jNhLJYJIOT #ai #artificialintelligence #sweden #research #aicanhelp #satellitedata #satellite #data pic.twitter.com/yt8VnHsuEw
— Welcome.AI (@welcomeai) July 25, 2019
Greta is all in on climate change. She doesn’t fly, so she’s making her way across the Atlantic Ocean by sailboat to attend a climate summit in New York.
I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago and other events along the way.
I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August.#UniteBehindTheScience pic.twitter.com/9OH6mOEDce
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) July 29, 2019
The world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and it turns out, there are a couple of Swedish connections with the big milestone in our history.
Today it’s 50 years ago since Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. But did you know that Buzz Aldrin is of Swedish descent? And that the Swedish camera @Hasselblad was used to document the lunar surface. learn more https://t.co/yLuCg7nXDd #Apollo11 #Hasselblad #Swedishinnovation pic.twitter.com/IMJuJ6G05P
— swedennewyork (@swedennewyork) July 20, 2019
Parents, don’t share this with your children. Apparently Fortnite is so popular, it has its own World Cup (and a Swede won).
Incredibly proud of @Tchub_ achievements today at #FortniteWorldCup who will be taking $150K back to Sweden. The Become Legends journey is just getting started, big things coming. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/HKKgC5UhwA
— Become Legends (@becomelegendseu) July 28, 2019
More than half of Sweden’s energy uses renewable sources – the most in the entire European Union.
54% of the energy used in Sweden comes from renewable sources (2016 stats) – the highest percentage in the European Union. pic.twitter.com/smjo5YHud6
— Sweden.se (@swedense) July 29, 2019
OK, we did say Tweets, but this one post on Instagram about Västra Hamnen, a sustainable village of sorts in Malmö, is so super cool.
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And this isn’t news, but this word play BLEW OUR MINDS.
So I was watching a football match highlight yesterday and I noticed one very weird thing
When Sweden🇸🇪 is playing Denmark🇩🇰, it is SWE – DEN. The remaining letters not used are DEN – MARK 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/sc0hXscYTr
— Your Social prefect (@King_Chris_Jr) July 30, 2019