Chur or Coire is the capital and largest city of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. The city, which is located on the right bank of the Rhine, is reputedly the oldest town of Switzerland.
The official language of Chur is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
Chur had an area, (as of the 2004/09 survey) of 28.09 km2 (10.85 sq mi). Of this area, about 17.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 52.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 26.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and 3.9% is unproductive land. Over the past two decades (1979/85-2004/09) the amount of land that is settled has increased by 86 ha (210 acres) and the agricultural land has decreased by 87 ha (210 acres)
Following an invite by Mattias Nutt to join the local GRTweetBier meet up, Ambassador LeVine and her husband, Eric, decided to spend a whole day in Chur and get to know the capital of Canton Graub?nden. Their visit started off at a training session of the Kantonspolizei Graub?nden. They got to see the trainees in action and climbed into one of the specialized vehicles to go for a short ride in the Graub?nden countryside before joining the police officers for lunch and visiting the Police Museum.
This book explains science concepts in a manner in which non-science teachers and parents can understand and learn science through activities. The concepts covered in this book include energy, simple machines, temperature, and heat transfer. Each chapter is supported with internet resources available at SciLinks and ends with a summary and applications section. Contents include: (1) "Recognizing Energy"; (2) "Energy on the Move"; (3) "It Slices, It Dices--It Gathers Dust!"; (4) "Temp-a-chur and Thermal Energy"; (5) "Close the Door--You're Letting the Cold In!"; and (6) "Taming Energy." (YDS)
With little more than a budget of $250 and a dream a team of Olin students created a Chur-Robot capable of making sweet, crunchy churros.
There are five major parts to the mechanical system: the extruder, the tip exchanger, the stirrer, the lifter and the shaker. Details on how the team built and tested these systems can be found here. The software components run the Arduino and coordinates the motor movements. The final piece of the puzzle involved the electrical system.