Future Today

Future Today
1. June 2019

No. 8 – How problems lead to unexpected solutions

Charles Bedwick waded deep in the underground through the tunnels of the “Peters Hill“ copper mine in Wales. The year...

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Future Today
1. March 2019

No. 7 – How Structures have developed modern Switzerland

It was 22 June 1889 and, despite the rain and storms, a large crowd had gathered in front of Zurich´s...

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Future Today
1. December 2018

No. 6 – How Switzerland overcame the steepest mountain

Standing on the terrace of Hotel Bellevue high on Mount Pilatus, Eduard Locher’s head was literally in the clouds. The...

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Future Today
1. October 2018

No. 5 – How crucial time can be

It was 1861 and an impressive party was underway to celebrate the completion of one of the most remarkable technological...

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Future Today
1. May 2018

No. 4 – How a cable connected the world

It was early 1858 when the American entrepreneur Cyrus W. Field asked an English bank to become part of the...

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Future Today
1. October 2017

No. 3 – How water came to the dessert

In the summer of 1856 Hans Maierhauser, a wealthy widower, sat in his Palais in Vienna and read the newspaper....

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Future Today
1. July 2017

No. 2 – How the Eiffel Tower came to Paris

Philipe Nouvain entered his office on a cold Tuesday morning in January 1887. It was his second day in his...

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Future Today
1. April 2017

No. 1 – How the world learned to fly

It was a bright and sunny morning, still a bit windy. The first lovely day after a period of storms...

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