Category: Research

6. March 2020

20th / 21st century | Research

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How the NZZ advanced the cause of polar research

by Marc Tribelhorn

Alfred de Quervain’s Greenland expedition is still celebrated as a pioneering scientific accomplishment. But it’s not generally known that his adventurous journey was only possible thanks to the NZZ.

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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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10. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Technology

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A Swiss success story: the tale of an espionage recorder

by Denise Tonella

The CIA commissioned the Swiss firm Kudelski to develop a small but highly effective audio recording device for covert investigations. It had been ordered by John F. Kennedy.

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3. April 2019

Modern Age | Economy

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Agricultural revolutions in Switzerland

by Peter Moser

The modernisation of Swiss agriculture stretched over two centuries, from the systematic use of farmyard manure to harnessing working animals and the mechanisation of many work processes.

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27. March 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Kitchen aids from Switzerland

by Andrej Abplanalp

Swiss cuisine doesn’t rank among the world’s elite. But the gadgets that make a cook’s life easier are truly a cut above. From the vegetable peeler to the garlic press, all these inventions come from Switzerland.

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