Articles: Science & Technology

Swiss Up! Nuclear Power (13 January 2020)

Swiss Up! Nuclear Power (13 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, following the recent shutdown of the nuclear power plant Muhleberg, Dario looks at the history of atomic power in Switzerland.

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Swiss Up! The Olympics (6 January 2020)

Swiss Up! The Olympics (6 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the history of the Olympic Games in Switzerland. The country has never hosted Summer Games, but it has hosted the Winter events. But, despite many attemp...

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Swiss Up!  Minarets (16 December 2019)

Swiss Up! Minarets (16 December 2019)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the fight to ban minarets in Switzerland 10 years ago and the global reaction.

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Swiss Up! The history of GVA airport(9 December 2019)

Swiss Up! The history of GVA airport(9 December 2019)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at when the go ahead for Geneva Airport was given the go ahead - how the international organisations added to its importance and at one time there were regular...

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Swiss Up: Watch factory tours in Neuchâtel (25 November 2019)

Swiss Up: Watch factory tours in Neuchâtel (25 November 2019)

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The region of Neuchâtel is home to many prestigious watchmakers. For years many have kept their secrets to themselves, but now some are opening up and it's possible to take tours - many i...

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Gadget Guru - Christmas lights for the lazy & tracking Santa

Gadget Guru - Christmas lights for the lazy & tracking Santa

Gadget Guru

Paul Bristow is back to talk about easy-install Christmas lights and the official website where we can track Santa!

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Gadget Guru - Swiss smart watches that charge kinetically

Gadget Guru - Swiss smart watches that charge kinetically

Gadget Guru

Gadget Guru Paul Bristow checks out the Swiss start-up Sequent and one of the smartest smart watches we've seen... 

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Gadget Guru - Townew rubbish bin

Gadget Guru - Townew rubbish bin

Gadget Guru

Our Gadget Guru dives in with the trash this week, to find us the smartest trash can he can find... 

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Gadget Guru - Monopoly Voice

Gadget Guru - Monopoly Voice

Gadget Guru

Time for a boardgame? This new version of Monopoly from Hasbro may have solved the biggest issue we've had with this game for decades - the cheating banker! (But can we find other ways to...

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Gadget Guru - Robot or pet?

Gadget Guru - Robot or pet?

Gadget Guru

Is it an adorable, trainable robot? Is it an electronic pet? Either way, it's straight out of EPFL and it's name is Thymio

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Gadget Guru - Overcoming mobility issues with laser shoes

Gadget Guru - Overcoming mobility issues with laser shoes

Gadget Guru

Once again our Gadget Guru has brought us another gadget to help with mobility issues. He tells Katt all about it... 

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Swiss Up! The Rostigraben (28 October 2019)

Swiss Up! The Rostigraben (28 October 2019)

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Where is the line that separates the French speaking regions of Switzerland from the German speakers? It's not exact - and it doesn't follow any political lines. Dario explains.

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Swiss Up! 2019 Parliament Elections (21 Oct 2019)

Swiss Up! 2019 Parliament Elections (21 Oct 2019)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario examines the result of the weekend's elections which saw a 'green wave' and more women in parliament.

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Gadget Guru - 3d Printing Pen

Gadget Guru - 3d Printing Pen

Gadget Guru

3d printers are great, but heating plastic can be dangerous for kids. Here's a 3d printing pen that doesn't heat the plastic and a surprisingly useful practical application.

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Gadget Guru - Alexa Echo Loop

Gadget Guru - Alexa Echo Loop

Gadget Guru

Image: https://www.amazon.com/Echo-Loop/dp/B07JPK4XJ6 Now you can take Alexa with you wherever you go. Our Gadget Guru Paul Bristow tells us more.

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Gadget Guru - Farmbot; growing your food at home

Gadget Guru - Farmbot; growing your food at home

Gadget Guru

Paul Bristow brings us this little farmbot: the agricultural technology to grow food for us on our own doorsteps.

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Gadget Guru - New iPhone 11

Gadget Guru - New iPhone 11

Gadget Guru

Here's the latest iPhone. What's new?

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Gadget Guru - Updating your GPS and using Google maps offline

Gadget Guru - Updating your GPS and using Google maps offline

Gadget Guru

Our Gadget Guru Paul Bristow didn't update his GPS. Here he is to remind us why we should and to tell us how. Also, if you use Googlemaps, here's how to be better prepared and have the maps you'l...

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Fondation Bodmer - War & Peace exhibition

Fondation Bodmer - War & Peace exhibition

Mid Morning Mix

Fondation Bodmer in Geneva, with the UN and the Red Cross, presents War And Peace: an exhibition of literature, photographs, propaganda, and archives highlighting our belligerent nature, yet our lo...

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Gadget Guru - Commodore 64

Gadget Guru - Commodore 64

Gadget Guru

This week Paul Bristow brings us a wave of nostalgia as we talk about retro games that are coming back !

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The Green Harvest Autumn Market

The Green Harvest Autumn Market

Mid Morning Mix

Tara from My Swiss Garden explains some of the exhibitors and vendors at this upcoming edition of the Green Market.

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Swiss Up! Centre Parties (7 October 2019)

Swiss Up! Centre Parties (7 October 2019)

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With the Federal Parliamentary elections due in October - in this series of Swiss Up programmes, Dario looks at the different political parties. In this edition - those parties that make up the cen...

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Swiss Up: Left Wing Parties (30 September 2019)

Swiss Up: Left Wing Parties (30 September 2019)

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The Federal Parliamentary elections are being held in October - and Dario is taking us through the different parties who make up Swiss political life. In this edition, the left wing parties.

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Swiss Up: Right Wing Parties (23 September 2019)

Swiss Up: Right Wing Parties (23 September 2019)

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Federal parliamentary elections are due in October. If you're confused about Swiss political parties, Dario rounds them up for us. In this show, he looks at the right wing parities - the SVP (or UD...

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