Sci & Tech
Hollywood gives Swiss bankers a bad rap
The director of the Swiss national film archives explains how Hollywood is helping to keep clichés about dishonest Swiss bankers alive.
Swiss multinationals in brief
What is a multinational and which criteria makes it Swiss? Why are there so many in Switzerland, what's their economic impact on the job market?
Are electric planes about to conquer the skies?
This summer the world's first electric-powered aircraft was certified and flew its maiden flight in Switzerland.
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The Alpine rail link project, explained
The inauguration of the Ceneri base tunnel in southern Switzerland marks the symbolic completion of the Alptransit project.
Why is Switzerland so expensive?
Switzerland is eye-wateringly pricey. But do the people earning a Swiss wage see these sky-high costs the same way?
How I built my own Swiss watch – in a day
A start-up lets you make a Swiss mechanical watch and take it home with you at the end of the day.
Baking the Swiss way in Boston
Swiss couple Helene and Thomas Stohr run their own bakery in Massachusetts. Every day, they produce an array of Swiss and European treats.
Volunteers sought to help alpine farmers
Switzerland’s Alpine farmers are suffering from a lack of volunteers from the EU due to closed borders.
Swiss get ready to holiday at home - safely
Swiss people are being discouraged from travelling abroad, even after the borders open, because of the continuing danger of catching Covid-19.
Mask production stepped up in Switzerland
Swiss companies overcome supply bottlenecks and ramp up mask production.
Helping people to breathe
Production has been stepped up at a company in eastern Switzerland that makes breathing machines.
Businesses reach out to people at home
While most businesses have temporarily shut down, others are starting up or finding new ways to reach the public in their homes.
Swiss medical supplies threatened
Jon-Andri Bisaz-Schnyder, who runs a pharmacy in Bern, explains what can be done about the supply chain problem.
Bern distillers use their alcohol to help fight viruses
Innovative distillers in Bern have stopped producing gin in favour of hand sanitiser.
Decommissioning a nuclear power plant
Léman Express to cut Geneva traffic jams
Largest cross-border regional rail network in Europe launched in Geneva.
Quagga mussels threaten Swiss eco-systems
Swiss lakes are facing a new threat: molluscs. The Quagga mussel, originally from the Black Sea, is spreading rapidly in Swiss lakes and gobbling...
20 years of the Vereina tunnel
On November 19, 1999, after eight years of construction, the Vereina Tunnel opened in eastern Switzerland.
Geneva builds biggest thermal exchange network in Switzerland
The cantonal authorities hope the Genilac project can cut 70,000 metric tonnes of CO2 per year by 2035.
A Swiss apple juice maker balancing profit with purpose
When two Swiss students went for a jog in the eastern Swiss region of St Gallen, they couldn’t help but notice the unpicked heaps of apples...
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