Category: Technology

22. May 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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All electricity is not the same

by Kilian Elsasser

At the beginning of the 20th century, the electrification of the SBB was a hugely important step for the fledgling electricity sector. However, the issue of what type of energy should be used was a source of tension.

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15. May 2020

20th / 21st century | Economy

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A treasure trove in a quarry

by Katrin Brunner

It’s one of nine quarry sites in the Canton of Zurich, and certainly the most eccentric. The silica sand quarry at Buchs in Zurich was created by chance in 1898, and hit the headlines in April 1910.

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1. April 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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The worst video game of all time

by Alexander Rechsteiner

Atari’s 1982 offering E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial is widely regarded as the worst video game ever, and has come to exemplify the demise of the company that invented the arcade video game.

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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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