A taste for Swiss wine – swissinfo

The Swiss are among the biggest wine consumers in Europe. Figures from the Federal Agriculture Office show that in 2010 they drank 280 million litres, 1.7% more than the previous year. Home produced wines are still among the favourites. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Antimatter matters – swissinfo

Cern is not just the Large Hadron Collider – or “Big Bang” machine. The instruments used at Cern to do physics experiments are aimed at solving riddles about the universe and about matter. But sometimes the very sensitive detectors developed at the site near Geneva, result in useful byproducts, like new diagnostic and surgical equipment. (Raffaella Rossello, swissinfo.ch – Cern video productions)
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The Flexible Rectangle – swissinfo

The newest building at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture embodies the spirit of adventure. Hundreds of windows allow the occupants to survey the world beyond their academic sphere, while passers-by get a glimpse inside. It’s a micro-universe, full of ideas, projects and a passion for buildings. (Building Switzerland is a national television series produced by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, swissinfo.ch’s parent company.)
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Baby concerts – swissinfo

The audience of classic concerts is ageing faster than the general population. If the trend continues, many musicians will soon be left without jobs. The industry is looking into new ways of performing classics to appeal to a younger audience. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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The sound hunter

It’s all about finding the perfect sound for Zurich-based guitar maker Ermanno Chiavi. It may be an elusive goal but he’s getting there. (text and sound: Luca Beti; pictures: Rolf Amiet, swissinfo.ch)
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Sign dictionary – swissinfo

In April 2011 the Swiss Deaf Federation is launching an online sign language dictionary. Expressions can be called up in German, French and Italian sign language. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Hop bunny, hop! – swissinfo

Bunny hopping as a sport originated in Scandinavia, as a way to give pet rabbits more exercise. The sport came to Switzerland only a few years ago, but this year the Swiss are organising the European championships. (Raffaella Rossello, swissinfo.ch)
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