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100 Years of the OSA – #WeAreSwissAbroad

SWI Highlights 2016

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From Beethoven, with help from algorithms
Beethoven died in 1827 without having been able to finish his 10th Symphony. Nearly two centuries later, the work of the famous composer has been completed ...
Visiting Kari Voutilainen's watchmaking atelier
Finnish master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen recently opened a new atelier in Canton Neuchâtel. Voutilainen could in some ways be described as the Lionel ...
A giant water battery in the Swiss Alps
The amount of electricity that can be stored thanks to the new pumped-storage and turbine power station in Nant de Drance, canton Valais, could charge more ...
An alternative life of Swiss luxury
Thomas Brunschwig leads an unconventional life. He is a self-confessed outsider who has found his sustainable, spiritual paradise in a Bernese farmhouse ...
Afghan women face an uncertain future
One of the big questions since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan is what will become of Afghan women. When the militant group last ruled the country, ...
Covid vaccinations in schools
Aargau is the first Swiss canton to offer mobile vaccination centres for older pupils on school grounds. The aim is to boost the vaccination rate among 16- to ...
Deepfake hunters
Deepfakes are often used in ads and films, for instance when actors play younger versions of their characters. However, the technology also offers high potential ...
3 essential items for Swiss urban swimming
People in Switzerland are really into urban open water swimming, especially with rivers running through cities like Basel, Bern and Zurich. In this video that ...
Diplomatic back channels: Castro stretches out a hand to Clinton in Geneva
Cuban president Fidel Castro flew to Geneva in 1998 for a world summit and while there wished to initiate ties with US president Bill Clinton. While his hopes ...
How the Swiss Abroad celebrate their national day
The Swiss are celebrating their National Day, not only here in the Alpine homeland but in every country where Swiss people are now living and working. August ...

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