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Asha Zurich – Marathon

“We Run So They Can Read”- Team Asha in Zurich Marathon on April 9th Like in the past 5 years, volunteers of the Zurich-based non-profit Asha for Education will run in Zurich Marathon on April 9th to raise awareness and funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. 70 runners will take part in the event to send 600 children to school through Asha’s projects. You are welcome to join them at the finish point near Mythenquai at around 13:00 (see the facebook event for details). If you would like to take part in Asha’s mission, please pledge an...

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #45:

    Jacques Edwin Brandenberger

    Jacques Edwin Brandenberger was a Swiss chemist and textile engineer who in 1908 invented cellophane. Jacques saw a wine spill on a restaurant tablecloth and was inspired to create a cloth that would repel liquids instead of absorbing them. He created a film using cellulose that was transparent as well as water resistant. He sold the US rights to DuPont in 1923.

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