Brain power robot – swissinfo

Researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have accomplished the task of piloting a wheelchair using brainpower alone. This brain machine was developed by the Institute’s Neuroprosthetic Centre, and promises to vastly improve the lives of disabled people. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Skin cancer on the rise – swissinfo

Switzerland has the highest rate of skin cancer in Europe, with some 2,000 cases being diagnosed every year. Men seem to be particularly vulnerable. Over the past two decades, detection rates have sharply increased and melanoma is now the fourth most prevalent cancer in Switzerland. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Business oasis – swissinfo

Switzerland is expensive. The franc is too strong for the industrial sector to be competitive. Some Swiss companies have had to move their production abroad because of this. But there are also many foreign firms which relocate to Switzerland, mainly because of tax cuts but also because they want a good business environment and the “Swiss made” label. (SF-ECO-swissinfo.ch)
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New energy concept – swissinfo

After its landmark decision to gradually reduce and abandon reliance on nuclear power, the Swiss government has set specific targets for the reduction of energy and electricity consumption by 2050. However, in order to reach these ambitious goals, people will also have to make their own contributions and rethink the way they consume energy. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Mad tinker – swissinfo

For the past three years Stefan Heuss has been presenting his machines on the Swiss satirical television programme “Giacobbo/Müller”. His inventions don’t really serve any useful purpose, yet they make people laugh. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Celebrity bears – swissinfo

It’s not unusual for wild bears to coexist with humans in countries like the United States or Canada. But every time a wild bear comes near a populated area in Switzerland it makes the headlines. Lately it’s a- two-year-old brown bear called “M13”. (SF-swissinfo.ch)
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Buying holes in the ground – swissinfo

A couple of years ago the ground gave way in the Swiss village of Hellikon, not far from the German border. Mysterious steaming holes appeared in the middle of a field. Now environmental organisation Pro Natura wants to buy the holes and build a geological site around them that will be accessible to visitors. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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