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New Species Of Wasp Discovered In Central Europe
2014-05-08 03:26:11

Pensoft Publishers Swiss scientists have discovered a new species of aculeate wasp, not hidden somewhere in a jungle on a remote continent, but in Central Europe, in a swampy area just a few kilometers from Zurich. The new species named "Polistes helveticus", or the Swiss paper wasp, was described in the open access journal ZooKeys. Paradoxically, this species has been long known in Central Europe but was confused for decades with a closely related species native to southern Europe....

2014-04-30 08:29:24

ZURICH, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appway has announced Appway 6, the latest release of the company's digital business platform that empowers over 100 institutions worldwide to move beyond automation towards ongoing digitalization. Appway 6 supports mobile business strategies and ensures high performance and availability of business-critical applications, stronger security and greater transparency. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140429/82014 Photo -...

2014-04-22 14:06:57

Scientists of the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, together with colleagues of the ETH Zurich, have now shown how double stranded RNA, such as viral genetic information, is prevented from entering the nucleus of a cell. During the immune response against viral infection, the protein ADAR1 moves from the cell nucleus into the surrounding cytoplasm. There it modifies viral RNA to inhibit reproduction of the virus. But how is the human...

2014-04-10 23:28:15

A leading Swiss architectural firm with an ongoing concern for acoustics, introduced an innovative interior design concept. Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Dost Architecture a leading Swiss architectural firm with an ongoing concern for acoustics, was retained to develop a workflow and interior design concept to provide the expanding Hirslanden Heart Clinic with uncompromised functionality while also reflecting the organization’s intrinsic values. To ensure optimal acoustics...

2014-04-02 12:26:48

ZURICH, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Android launch of the Boldomatic App, Nerves Design & Engineering is extending their market to just about 1 billion end devices. The developers want to grow their community 10 x within 12 months to 500,000-1,000,000 writers. Already 300,000 statements have been created with Boldomatic. On average, writers spend over 10 minutes per day on the app. 3,000 Swiss design and engineering hours have been put into the app, with more to follow. The...

2014-03-18 04:21:58

ZURICH, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH ("Takeda") today announced that Giles Platford has been appointed Head of Commercial Operations, Emerging Markets, reporting to Christophe Weber, Chief Operating Officer of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited as of April 1, 2014. In this role he will be responsible for leading the continued expansion of Takeda's commercial activities in this region, which comprises Russia-CIS, Latin...

2014-03-12 08:28:43

ZURICH, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Zurich Area is one of Europe's regions with the highest economic potential. In the ranking of the fDi magazine, the Greater Zurich Area ranked second out of 10 European regions. It even captured first place in the smaller European regions category. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/674246 ) Every two years the fDi magazine, published by the Financial Times [http://www.ft.com ], embarks on a...

2014-03-06 12:29:43

The Diamond Armor Suit is Waterproof, Bulletproof and Decorated with 880 Black Diamonds VAUD, Switzerland, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Suitart, a company based in Zurich that features attractive and stylish custom made and tailored suits for men, has just posted a new article that describes what is being called the most expensive suit in the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140306/MN78080) Called Diamond Armor, the custom tailored suit seems like it...

2014-03-05 12:30:22

ZURICH, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kickstarter smashes more than 167% its original target with one day remaining dizmo [http://www.dizmo.com ], originally hoping to raise $25,000 from their Kickstarter campaign, has smashed their goal having received $41,858 with 24 hours still remaining, and ranked as one of the most popular technology projects during the entire campaign. With pledge levels starting from $35, dizmo...

2014-02-27 16:25:11

ZURICH, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Note: images and graphics for "Most Expensive Shopping Streets Zurich 2013" and "Development of Most Expensive Retail Rents Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich" as well as the "Table of Contents" in PDF format can be downloaded free of charge from: http://www.presseportal.ch/de/pm/100019131 - The sixth Retail Market Study carried out by the Location Group covers more than 1,500 pages and reviews a total of 150 international cities...


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  • Good cheer; viands.
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