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Global warming Permafrost is warming worldwide, says new study

The temperature of permafrost has risen in the last ten years across the world, says a new international study with Swiss participation.

This content was published on January 16, 2019 6:53 PM

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Found in Space Is there life elsewhere?

What have we learned since two Swiss astronomers made the first discovery of an extrasolar planet 25 years ago?

Wrist vault 300-year-old watchmaker creates crypto storage timepiece

One of Switzerland’s oldest watchmakers, which traces its roots to 1718, has entered the blockchain age with a timepiece that stores cryptocurrencies.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 5:03 PM

Climate change performance Swiss climate policy: praised abroad, attacked at home

According to an international ranking, Switzerland is one of the best-performing nations in the fight against global warming.

Swiss strategy What does the future hold for electric vehicles?

Switzerland has a new strategy to promote electric vehicles, but the Alpine nation remains far behind leading e-mobility pioneers.

Renewable power Alpine solar panels could address Swiss energy gap

The snow-capped Swiss Alps may help compensate for projected energy shortfalls as the country switches from nuclear to renewable energy sources.

This content was published on January 8, 2019 4:29 PM

Spin-offs Commercial projects thrive at top Zurich university

A record number of commercial spin-off companies emerged from Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) last year. Firms originating from the ...

This content was published on January 4, 2019 2:53 PM

Swiss cinema How to tell a science story through film

A unique hackathon event aims to bring a new dimension to science communication through short films that are as entertaining as they are informative.

week in numbers Brexit, Trump and e-voting

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure.

Global race Why the Swiss stock exchange is gearing up for cryptoasset era

The SIX Swiss stock exchange is not alone in exploring distributed ledger technology (DLT) options, so what’s behind this move?

Publish or perish How scientists are redefining success

Switzerland wants to help implement alternatives to commonly used quantitative measures of scientific excellence.

week in numbers Transport, terrorism, and dual-nationals

Almost every article we publish contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of the week.

Future transport Switzerland to test ‘hyperloop’ train technologies

An industrial zone in canton Valais has been chosen as the first European site to test a high-speed "hyperloop" transport system.

This content was published on December 13, 2018 7:13 PM