Articles: Science & Technology

IGIST - L.S. Larson

IGIST - L.S. Larson

Mid Morning Mix

  IGIST is a sci-fi novel for young adults. Set several hundred years into the future, when Earth is menaced by a plague and most humans have colonized other planets, our protagonis...

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TechSpark Academy Summer camps

TechSpark Academy Summer camps

Mid Morning Mix

  We find out more about fun courses to stimulate creativity and curiosity in kids and teens with Marta from TechSpark Academy...  

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CineGlobe - a free film festival, inspired by science

CineGlobe - a free film festival, inspired by science

Mid Morning Mix

Alex Brown from CineGlobe talks to WRS about this free film event from CERN in Geneva. 

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Gadget Guru - iOS 13 - a new voice for Siri

Gadget Guru - iOS 13 - a new voice for Siri

Gadget Guru

  Introducing dark mode, advanced photo and camera features and a new audio sharing feature through AirPods. Also, Siri's voice has had an upgrade.  

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Gadget Guru -  Smartphone Under CHF 200-.

Gadget Guru - Smartphone Under CHF 200-.

Gadget Guru

  Have you ever wondered what the best budget smartphone is? Well so do Paul's friends and they ask him a lot.  (function(t,e,s,o){var n,a,c;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementByI...

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Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

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Over 200 years ago, now, the last famine to ravage Switzerland took place - mostly thanks to a huge volcanic eruption over in Indonesia. Today on the show we're talking about what the effects o...

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Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

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Today (Friday 14th June) women are striking across the country in protest of the wage gap between men and women in Switzerland. This is not the first strike nor (sadly) will it be the last - find o...

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Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up! - Art Basel

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It's beginnings are humble, but Art Basel is now an annual event attracting art galleries from all over the globe. Yet not everyone is excited about this. Find out why on today's episode.

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Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

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Across the river Arve, the town of Carouge stands just a quick tram ride from Geneva. Its atmosphere, history and architecture, however, is very different and the Ville de Carouge offer guided walk...

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Gadget Guru -  The new Mac Pro (looks like a cheese grater)

Gadget Guru - The new Mac Pro (looks like a cheese grater)

Gadget Guru

  The new Mac Pro has enormous memory capacity! Gadget Guru tells us what it can do...  

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Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

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Not only was she the first MP in Switzerland of African descent, but she was also one of the first 10 women elected to Swiss parliament. So she is important in the progression of Switzerland and ev...

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Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

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Dinosaur fossils have been found all over Switzerland, but are particularly concetrated in some areas. On today's episodes we discuss why Frick has a high densitiy of dinosaur fossils and where...

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AKKAdemy Sustainable Mobility Hackathon (13-14 June)

AKKAdemy Sustainable Mobility Hackathon (13-14 June)

Mid Morning Mix

The aim of Sustainable Mobility Hackathon is to gather diverse specialists in one place united with one idea : make mobility more sustainable. Berenger Martin, CEO of AKKA Switzerland, and&...

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Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

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In the Lucerne region, a mountain stands from which people were once forbidden to climb, as superstition led to fear. Originating from a legend surrounding the death of Pontius Pilate, Dario discus...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up!

On today's episode we're looking at the iconic Swiss flag - where did it originate, is it ever rectangular, and does it have ties with the Red Cross organisation? Dario will answer all thes...

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Gadget Guru -  Laundry Folding Robot

Gadget Guru - Laundry Folding Robot

Gadget Guru

What price would you pay to never have to fold laundry ever again? Here's a laundry folding robot...

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Swiss Up! - Worry

Swiss Up! - Worry

Swiss Up!

What do the Swiss worry about? Are they concerned by the quality of their chocolate? How big a bell you can put on a cow before it can no longer lift its head? We are of course joking - Swiss ci...

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Webster Creativity Week (2nd edition)

Webster Creativity Week (2nd edition)

Mid Morning Mix

  Vlad Glaveanu from Webster University explains Webster Creativity Weeks and how to access the free events inluding design challenges, incubators, workshops and panel discussions:  ...

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Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up!

On today's episode we're talking about the Washington Principles and how Switzerland have helped in recovering Nazi looted art. 

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Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

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Travel back in time with us to the 19th century when hotels along the shores of Lake Geneva needed ice and the only way to transport it from the mountains was by wagon.  We'll even thro...

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Swiss Up - Diplomats

Swiss Up - Diplomats

Swiss Up!

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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Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

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Have you heard of the Huawei-US national security controversy? If you haven't, that's ok - we'll get into it on this episode of Swiss Up! Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, has been coll...

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Gadget Guru - Robot Pool Cleaner

Gadget Guru - Robot Pool Cleaner

Gadget Guru

I don't know about you, but I don't have much use for one of these. If I had a swimming pool though, I'd probably get one...

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Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

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 200 years ago, a group of people from Fribourg and Lucerne made the treacherous journey to Brazil, to colonise an area now known as Nova Friburgo. With over 2,000 people leaving Switz...

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