Category: 20th / 21st century

15. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Collection

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From Obwalden straight to Mars

Maxon Motor from Sachseln equips NASA with electric motors. A success story from central Switzerland.

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8. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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NATEL – from status symbol to everyday object

In 1978, PTT launched the National Car Telephone, or Natel for short, heralding the start of mobile telephony’s meteoric rise. By the turn of the millennium, the Natel had gone from being a status symbol in Switzerland to an everyday object which everyone takes for granted.

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9. December 2017

20th / 21st century | Tourism

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Out of the blue sky

In December 1978 the whole of Switzerland was snow-free. Only in Savognin did the flakes dance – thanks to the first snow cannons.

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7. December 2017

20th / 21st century | Series: Swiss Graphic Design

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On the road with Rosmarie Tissi

Rosmarie Tissi, graphic designer for almost 60 years, talks about her work, experiences and views.

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4. December 2017

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The dark side of chocolate

The demand for chocolate skyrocketed at the beginning of the 20th century, not least because of World War I. This is the dark side of chocolate history.

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