Category: Technology

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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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28. June 2019

Modern Age | Economy

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The coolest box in the house

by Claudia Walder

These days, the refrigerator is as much a part of our lives as running water or toothpaste. But that hasn’t always been the case. In earlier times, blocks of ice or cold water were used to keep food chilled.

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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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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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