Category: 20th / 21st century

24. October 2018

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Instant coffee without the pot

In 1937, chemist Max Morgenthaler invented the Nescafé we still know today. His invention made it possible to preserve coffee, a feat that had never been achieved before. In some cases, the raw material even ended up in locomotive boilers.

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17. October 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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Tripping

75 years ago, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann experienced the first LSD trip in history. LSD has been changing our view of the world ever since.

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1. October 2018

20th / 21st century | Technology

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When colour television came to Switzerland

Precisely 50 years ago, the first scheduled colour television broadcast flickered on to Swiss TV screens. This historic TV event was preceded by tough wrangling over technical standards.

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28. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Photography

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The flying photographer

Walter Mittelholzer was a prominent photographer in the early 20th century. The pilot took photos from a bird’s-eye view and sold them very successfully.

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20. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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Wild dances: Village living after 1968

In the late 1960s, many hippies moved to the countryside. In communal house-shares, they cultivated their own lifestyle. Not entirely without resistance, as the example from Birmenstorf shows.

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