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Hold very still: Super-quiet rooms permit IBM nano research

Specialized microscopes within Big Blue's Zurich nanotechnology center are shielded from the slightest vibrations, radio waves, and even air turbulence.

By October 18, 2013

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A drive-in for cyclists

A cafe in Zurich, Switzerland, has set up docking stations for cyclists so that they can have a bite to eat without having to leave the comfort of their bicycle seat.

By April 10, 2013

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Pilot mistakes Venus for plane, sends own plane into dive

A disoriented Air Canada pilot flying from Toronto to Zurich wakes up from a nap and finds the wrong reason to send the plane plummeting.

By April 17, 2012

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Scientists help paralyzed rats walk by 'waking up' spinal cords

A five-year study out of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology demonstrates that a simple chemical cocktail can revive the "innate intelligence" of the spinal column in rats.

By June 4, 2012

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Deep inside the world's longest tunnel

Road Trip 2011: By building the Gotthard Tunnel, the Swiss government hopes to cut heavy truck traffic across the Swiss Alps in half, while doubling the efficiency and capacity of cargo trains between Zurich and Munich. It's also one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country's history.

By June 7, 2011

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IBM supercomputer to aid osteoporosis treatment

Using a Blue Gene Supercomputer, IBM and ETH Zurich labs say they have come up a new way to diagnose the widespread bone disease.

By July 1, 2008

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Confirmed, finally: D-Wave quantum computer is sometimes sluggish

The D-Wave Two quantum computer clocks in no faster than a standard PC, but those already well-known results still leave us scratching our heads over speed testing.

By June 19, 2014

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IBM to cool layered chips with water

A 3D processor structure that integrates hair-thin water pipes will provide a solution for heat management in high-processing computers, scientists at Big Blue's Zurich Research Lab say.

By June 5, 2008

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IBM microfluidics tech designed to improve cancer diagnosis

A technique to pump tiny amounts of marker fluids onto a test sample could enable many more tests during a biopsy and therefore a better understanding of a person's cancer.

By October 22, 2013