Category: Technology

18. March 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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Learning by playing

by Mascha Tobe

A brief history of digital gaming in the classroom: from ‘The Oregon Trail’ to ‘Assassin’s Creed Educational Mode’.

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2. March 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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A piece of video game history hits the auction block

by Mascha Tobe

In March 2020, a legendary prototype will be going under the hammer: the Nintendo PlayStation was introduced in 1991, but never made it to market.

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28. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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The CX-52 cipher machine and an espionage scandal

by Dominik Landwehr

The CX-52 is one of the first cipher machines produced in Switzerland by the company Crypto AG. It is a much sought-after collector’s item and symbolises the greatest espionage scandal since World War II.

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14. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The cipher machine Enigma and Switzerland

by Dominik Landwehr

In the Second World War, British specialists cracked almost every code – including that of the German cipher machine Enigma. Switzerland also used such machines.

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6. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Nature

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The Iceman

by Andrej Abplanalp

He was a scientist and an explorer: Alfred de Quervain walked across Greenland in 1912, sparking a veritable ‘polar fever’ in Switzerland.

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