Articles: Science & Technology

Swiss Up: Thanksgiving in Switzerland (24 November 2020)

Swiss Up: Thanksgiving in Switzerland (24 November 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up!, Dario looks at Thanksgiving in Switzerland. While a family get-together is not a Swiss tradition - there are several different events which celebrate the harvest at this t...

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Swiss Up Responsible Business Initiative (18 November 2020)

Swiss Up Responsible Business Initiative (18 November 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario takes a look at the upcoming vote on the Responsible Business Initiative. Campaigners have been fighting for this law since 2015 and want to hold all Swiss companie...

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Swiss Up! Anti - Arms Investment initiative (10 Nov 2020)

Swiss Up! Anti - Arms Investment initiative (10 Nov 2020)

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On the 29th November voters will decide if companies involved with the arms industry should not benefit from public investments -such as the government, the Swiss National Bank, foundations and pe...

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Swiss Up: Geneva politician Pierre Maudet (3 November 2020)

Swiss Up: Geneva politician Pierre Maudet (3 November 2020)

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The once high flying Geneva politician Pierre Maudet has been struggling to relaunch his career for years after he accepted a ride on a private jet. Dario looks at how the mighty have fallen - a...

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Swiss Up! New CO2 Law (27 Oct 2020)

Swiss Up! New CO2 Law (27 Oct 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! the new CO2 law hopes Switzerland will be able to keep to its greenhouse gas emissions targets - as laid out in the Paris Agreement. But not everyone is happy - on both sid...

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Swiss Up: Geneva University Hospital or HUG (21 October 2020)

Swiss Up: Geneva University Hospital or HUG (21 October 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, we take a look at the HUG, or Geneva's University Hospital. It's the largest hospital in the country, with a world renowned research programme, was at the foref...

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Swiss Up: Trust Valley (13 October 2020)

Swiss Up: Trust Valley (13 October 2020)

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Can Switzerland emulate the success of Silicon Valley? Many certainly hope so and are setting up Trust Valley. The aim is to bring together educational institutions, the private sector and local...

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NexHack Edtech hackathon - Emma Baumhofer

NexHack Edtech hackathon - Emma Baumhofer

Mid Morning Mix

NexHack Edtech hackathon brings together young talent from all backgrounds in Switzerland, India, China, Brazil and the United States (and beyond!) to spark new ideas for Swiss Higher Educatio...

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Swiss Up! New Inheritance Laws(6 October 2020)

Swiss Up! New Inheritance Laws(6 October 2020)

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Parliament is now discussing new laws surrounding inheritance. The current laws are more than 100 years old and fail to respect how modern families operate and evolve. There are more divorces and r...

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Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at the results over the weekend. Why the Swiss People's Party was the big loser and the surprise narrow victory of the fighter jet vote - and what ...

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Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario now looks at the cantonal votes due this weekend. Will Geneva opt for a minimum wage? Will Nidwalden cut corporate tax to one of the lowest in the world? And most...

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Swiss Up! Upcoming Federal Votes (15 Sept 2020)

Swiss Up! Upcoming Federal Votes (15 Sept 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario talks about the Federal votes due to be held on 27th September. There are a number as some votes have been pushed back due to the coronavirus lockdown. Will Switz...

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Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario goes underground with the Ceneri Tunnel in canton Ticino. It's the last link in the network designed to get trucks off the roads in Switzerland - and brings t...

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Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario tells us the basics of the Swiss unemployment system. We certainly don't want to need to know - but for many, it's a risk.

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Gadget Guru - a fancy Weber BBQ thermometer

Gadget Guru - a fancy Weber BBQ thermometer

Gadget Guru

This week Paul Bristow looks at the gadgetry you need to move your BBQ into the 21st century.

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Gadget Guru - SwissCovid contact tracing app

Gadget Guru - SwissCovid contact tracing app

Gadget Guru

Paul Bristow has taken a look at the contact tracing app for this week's Gadget Guru episode...

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Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

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Many people regularly volunteer for associations, good causes and care for family members. A new survey shows 60% volunteer for something - but we could all be donating more blood. Dario explains.

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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TechSpark Academy - tech based summer camps for kids 8-18 years

TechSpark Academy - tech based summer camps for kids 8-18 years

Mid Morning Mix

TechSpark Academy offer fun courses that stimulate creativity and curiosity in kids and teens. Marta Gehring from TechSpark explains the residential camps available throughout Switzerland, day...

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

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As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

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Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

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Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

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On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

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As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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