Category: Research

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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13. March 2019

20th / 21st century | Technology

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Swiss technology on the moon

by Juri Jaquemet

Fifty years ago, humans walked on the moon for the first time. This epoch-defining achievement was made possible, in part, thanks to cutting-edge technology from Switzerland.

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17. January 2019

Protohistory | Archaeology

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Close the door!

by Samuel Van Willigen

The National Museum Zurich houses one of the oldest preserved doors in Europe. The Robenhausen door is more than 5,500 years old.

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3. January 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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From the pharmacy to the supermarket shelf

by Gabriel Heim

Ovomaltine is a popular breakfast drink. It was invented by a pharmacist, and to begin with it was only available in pharmacies.

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