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H.R. Giger, The Oscar-Winning Creator Of ‘Alien’, Has Died

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Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died at age 74, and we've collected a few of his iconic works here to appreciate the man.

ALAIN BERGER

You Know A Hockey Fight Is Serious When They Leave The Gloves On

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Here are Swiss Eishockey's Alain Berger and Sebastien Schilt getting into a fight and leaving the gloves ON, which I hope is the start of a great new trend in hockey.

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Switzerland’s Pro-Piracy Stance Means It’s On A Congressional Watchlist

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Switzerland is now officially a "bad country" according to Congress because it isn't saying what Hollywood wants to hear.

FRANCIS WMR SCHWARZE

Fungi Could Help Make Cheap Violins That Sound Like A Stradivarius

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Research which involved slathering two types of fungus on wood (as one does) has yielded cheap violins which sound like a Stradivarius.

COOL

"This Is Indeed A New Particle." CERN Announces Discovery Of Higgs Boson

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Earlier this hour, CERN announced a 5 sigma discovery of a new particle consistent with a Higgs boson. We break it down in layman's terms.

albert einstein

So, About Those "Faster Than Light" Neutrinos…

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Get ready for your big payout, Randall Munroe.

chocolate clears the mind apparently

The Latest Pro-Piracy Advocate Is…The Swiss Government

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We know the Swiss are secretly pretty edgy: that guy at right, for example.

DAREDEVILS

You Couldn’t Pay Us Enough: Swiss Adventurers Perfect Extreme Hot-Tubbing

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On October 1, a group of 25 adventure-loving maniacs from Switzerland set out to accomplish their most death-defying feat to date.

albert einstein

Twitter Offers Alternate Explanations For “Faster Than Light” Neutrinos

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[<a href="http://xkcd.com/955/">via</a>] Researchers at CERN in Geneva released the results from a recent experiment (full paper <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4897v1">here</a>) that suggested neutrinos can travel faster than light, which would be contrary to Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

MANHACKS

“Quadrotor Formation Flying Gets Aggressive” Oh. Great.

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Researchers at UPenn's GRASP Lab taught quadrotor helicopters "<a href="http://widget.uproxx.com/b/2010/06/the-manhacks-are-coming">precise aggressive maneuvers</a>" then <a href="../2010/07/the-manhacks-are-cooperating">gave them claws</a> and programmed them to lift objects in unison and <a href="../2010/09/whats-that-terrifying-quadrocopter-doing-now">recover from violent throws</a>.

MANHACKS

Play Quadrocopter Off, Keyboard Cat

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Not content with teaching a quadrotor helicopter how to be a Researchers study high-performance flight, fast-changing flight maneuvers and other topics [Ed.

MANHACKS

Quadrocopters Can Be Dirty Hippies, Too

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"Kick it over here," said the quadrocopter, before murdering everyone.

COOL

Meet Our New Dad, “Jetman”

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51-year-old retired Swiss military pilot Yves Rossy is cooler than all of us.

BEER

A Weekend of Record Breakers

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After 14 years and a cost of $10.

GUILLAUME REYMOND

Pac-Man With Human Pixels

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French-Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond (of Human Tetris internet fame) has made another "human pixel" video for his GAME OVER Project.

BACON

Have a Sexy Saturday

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Police in Zurich, Switzerland have set up "drive-in sex boxes" in the city's red light district.

Switzerland frees Roman Polanski

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("LOCK UP ZEE NURSERY, ZEESS SEX MACHINE EES FREE.

EPFL

Swiss Build More Than Just Army Knives, Tree-Perching Robot Gliders

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Dammit Switzerland, just when I think I've got you ignorantly stereotyped, you go ahead and defy my prejudice.

HOLY S

Drone Swarm Self-Assembles a Platform

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Engineers at the <a href="http://www.idsc.ethz.ch/">Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control</a> in Zurich have created rolling and flying hexagonal drones able to locate each other and dock (they're gay now).


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