Articles: Science & Technology

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

Swiss Up!

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

Swiss Up!

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

Swiss Up!

 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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Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

Swiss Up!

We're in Hong Kong today! Or at least Alexandre Yersin was in the late 1800s, after he left his home-country of Switzerland.  On today's episode we discuss Yersin's life and car...

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Swiss Up! - Sperm

Swiss Up! - Sperm

Swiss Up!

This week, the news broke that Swiss men have a low sperm count on average. So on today's episode, Dario talks us through what affects sperm count and busts some urban legends about it. ...

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Gadget Guru - 1TB SD Card

Gadget Guru - 1TB SD Card

Gadget Guru

  Remember when your hard drive was a big block and had a few GB of storage. There's now a 1TB micro SD card that fits in your phone.  But do we really need it? 1TB = how man...

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Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up!

With the votes in, Dario talks us through the outcomes on today's episode of Swiss Up!

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Technology Decoded: Nano Tech (20 May 2019)

Technology Decoded: Nano Tech (20 May 2019)

Technology Decoded

On this week's Technology Decoded, Richard Bradley from Deloitte examines nano technology - the previously science fiction concept quickly becoming part of our daily life.

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Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up!

  Gaming is becoming increasingly popular and e-sports are being played more widely in Switzerland where it's estimated that 300'000-400'000 consider themselves e-sport pla...

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Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Although the anti-vaxxer movement is weak in Switzerland, fortunately, there are still some pockets of hold-outs and measles cases are climbing and there's already been two deaths this year.

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Gadget Guru - The latest iPad

Gadget Guru - The latest iPad

Gadget Guru

It's the very latest gadget from apple and our Gadget Guru is most excited about the headphone jack...

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Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Dario looks at how museums determine what art works they own legally, and what may have to be returned. It's a costly and time consuming business - but many are trying. In this part, colonial era a...

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Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Here in Switzerland we are a nation of car lovers. There are more cats than people in Zurich! Also we like to make sure our feline friends are able to get home easily with cat ladders.

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Gadget Guru - Goodbye Google+

Gadget Guru - Goodbye Google+

Gadget Guru

Google+ is no more. Our Gadget Guru looks at what to do if you have data stored in the cloud and your cloud service shuts down.     

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Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Continuing our Ticino theme this week, Dario looks at the Locarno Film Festival, regarded as one of the most important film festivals in the world. Its on this year (2019) between 7-17 August.

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Swiss Up! Lega dei Ticinesi (9 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Lega dei Ticinesi (9 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the right wing political party, the Lega dei Ticinesi. It's uniqiue in Switzerland as its a local party with a strong voice in government. It also has tw...

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Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario tells us about Europe's fastest supercomputer (and fifth fastest in the world) which is in Lugano and uses lake water to keep it cool!

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Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at how a group of free thinkers set up a vegetarian, naked and socialistic society in Ticino - and how it has left its mark on all of us to this day.

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