Articles: Science & Technology

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

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

Swiss Up!

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)

Swiss Up!

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)

Swiss Up!

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)

Swiss Up!

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)

Swiss Up!

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)

Swiss Up!

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)

Swiss Up!

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)

Swiss Up!

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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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the food handouts to the needy last weekend - and why the queues in Geneva went worldwide - but similar operations in Zurich, Bern and Basel seemingly we...

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Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario Brander looks at the decision of the Swiss parliament to move from its home at the Federal Palace in the middle of Bern - to a rather nondescript exhibition centre ne...

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Good cyber security practices for a home office

Good cyber security practices for a home office

Mid Morning Mix

Ryan Flückiger, OSINT Analyst at VICI agency, explains some good practices to protect ourselves from online attacks and phishing, especially for the home office.

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the impending release of a new app which will let us know if we've come into contact with someone who gets tested for the coronavirus. The Swiss a...

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Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up! Dario looks at how our habits are changing due to the virus and the lockdown - obviously we're not wearing as much make up - but also we're not washing enough!

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Gadget Guru - Samsung Z Flip flip phone

Gadget Guru - Samsung Z Flip flip phone

Gadget Guru

A very modern flipphone for your consideration... 

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Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

The necessity of hand sanitizer is not lost on any of us at the moment. But its invention has a Swiss background, led to a hand washing regime followed around the world and the inventors passed up...

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Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the work of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health - and the head of the communicable disease division, Daniel Koch - who's now a household name i...

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Gadget Guru - Daisy music maker

Gadget Guru - Daisy music maker

Gadget Guru

  Meet Daisy    

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Gadget Guru - Fablabs and makerspaces

Gadget Guru - Fablabs and makerspaces

Gadget Guru

Makerspaces, hackerspaces and fablabs are creative spaces where people come together to create, DIY and learn!! They often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies an...

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Gadget Guru - The new Lenovo laptop

Gadget Guru - The new Lenovo laptop

Gadget Guru

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Gadget Guru - What on earth is a 'smart potato'?

Gadget Guru - What on earth is a 'smart potato'?

Gadget Guru

What exactly is a smart potato? How smart do we want our potatoes to be? Paul Bristow is our Gadget Guru and he has the answers... 

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Gadget Guru - Repair cafes

Gadget Guru - Repair cafes

Gadget Guru

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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