List of Swiss inventions and discoveries

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The following list is composed of items, techniques and processes that were invented by or discovered by people from Switzerland.

Biology and Ecology[edit]

DNA structure

Chemistry[edit]

Cellophane bag

Clothes and Fashion[edit]

Computing[edit]

Cuisine[edit]

Dry muesli mix, served with milk

Economics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Military[edit]

Victorinox "Huntsman" Swiss Army knife

Physics[edit]

Religion and Ethics[edit]


Sports[edit]

The Swiss bobsleigh team from Davos, ca. 1910

Transportation[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EarlyHistory. Workspace.imperial.ac.uk. Retrieved on 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ Dahm, R (Jan 2008). "Discovering DNA: Friedrich Miesc research". Human Genetics 122 (6): 565–81. doi:10.1007/s00439-007-0433-0. ISSN 0340-6717. PMID 17901982. 
  3. ^ Mary Bellis (2012-04-09). "Charles Martin Hall - The History of Aluminum". Inventors.about.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Computer mouse inventor dies in Vaud". World Radio Switzerland. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2009-10-28.