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Tropicalia, a grandiose and unique greenhouse project

02/05/18

Tropicalia, a grandiose and unique greenhouse project

Tropicalia, the world’s largest tropical greenhouse built under a single dome, is expected to be completed by 2021 in northern France.read more

ECONYL®, a nylon thread made from plastic waste

02/05/18

ECONYL®, a nylon thread made from plastic waste

Converting used fishing nets and other discarded nylons into technical fibres to make swimsuits, carpets and other textile products, is the innovative project pursued by Italian company Aquafil.read more

An affordable plastic stethoscope

02/05/18

An affordable plastic stethoscope

A team of Canadian researchers has developed a clinically-validated open source model for 3D printing very affordable plastic stethoscopes in under three hours.read more

Keep warm in a polyethylene “igloo”

30/03/18

Keep warm in a polyethylene “igloo”

Insulating polyethylene foam and aluminium sheets: although it is a precarious solution for those who have no roof over their heads in winter, it enables them to sleep in a dry and warm environment.read more

Noah, when technology rhymes with ecology

30/03/18

Noah, when technology rhymes with ecology

Electric, bio-sourced, recyclable and 3D printed. All of these words describe Noah, an ambitious concept car designed by a team of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands).read more

Solar panels that work in the rain

30/03/18

Solar panels that work in the rain

Chinese researchers have recently developed a solution enabling photovoltaic panels to produce energy even in the rain and without any sunlight!read more

Environmentally-friendly dugout made in Plastic

28/02/18

Environmentally-friendly dugout made in Plastic

In Cameroon, a young engineer has invented an environmentally-friendly dugout made from used plastic bottles collected in the streets of Douala.read more

My-AIS beacon: small but effective!

28/02/18

My-AIS beacon: small but effective!

Syrlinks, a specialist in designing cutting-edge technologies for personal security and space communications, recently created the world’s smallest distress beacon for use at sea.read more

Organic solar films on the roof!

28/02/18

Organic solar films on the roof!

A first in the west of France, where the world’s largest photovoltaic installation has just been installed on the roof of a secondary school. read more

Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar

30/01/18

Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar

Scientists from the University of Michigan and the University of Jiangnan in China have developed a hydrogel, made mainly from Kevlar, which is said to have the same properties as natural cartilage.read more

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