Among the Jura Mountains in Western Switzerland, just a few miles off the border of France, is a city where time begins. Sitting at the center of an area known as “Watch Valley,” La Chaux-de-Fonds is the beating heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Some of the world’s most expensive brands have workshops in the city that continue to produce intricate, incredibly sought after timepieces. Join us as we meet the artisans keeping Switzerland’s watchmaking legacy forever ticking.
This Great Big Story was made possible by Marriott Bonvoy.
The Swiss National Bank is resistant to using the massive foreign exchange reserves built up during its campaign to weaken the Swiss franc to tackle climate change, governing board member Andrea Maechler said on Thursday.
Extra dimensions, dark matter and new particles—the universe’s deepest secrets are being explored by physicists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. The particle collider is a mind-blowing tool for scientific advancement, being used to recreate conditions similar to those that existed immediately following the Big Bang. It’s where the historic Higgs boson discovery was made in 2012. Experiments conducted in the collider generate a massive amount of data, and every bit must be captured and analyzed. Micron and CERN are working together in a public-private collaboration called CERN openlab; they’re testing new technology to help process and filter data in real time. And they’re looking for peculiar data—the more peculiar, the better. Here’s why.
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