• Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water
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    Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water

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    Giant kitesurf kites for towing boats

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  • Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water
    At a glance 2 min

    Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water

    No waves, no emissions, no noise is how sailor Alain Thébault sums up his invention, the Sea Bubble, a small electric taxi boat that promises to revolutionise urban transport by using  rivers in citie...

  • Giant kitesurf kites for towing boats
    At a glance 2 min

    Giant kitesurf kites for towing boats

    Yves Parlier came up with the idea of a Kitesurf kite towing after being dismasted during his 3rd participation in the Vendée Globe in 2000. An experienced navigator, he owed his survival to his ingen...

  • Greenrail railway sleepers: a project on the right track
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    Greenrail railway sleepers: a project on the right track

    Greenway, a recently-founded Milanese (Italy) company, has developed railway sleepers made up of an internal core of reinforced concrete and an outer envelope made from recycled plastic waste and old ...

  • Bob, the small dishwasher
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    Bob, the small dishwasher

    Fed up with the daily chore of washing up the glasses and cutlery piling up in the sink? Adopt Bob, a compact, autonomous and mobile mini-dishwasher. A mini-dishwasher Designed by French start-u...

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Football World Cup: the plastic ball sends leather off the pitch

Football is currently the world’s most popular sport; it is played by millions and watched on television by billions of spectators. Although the 2018 World Cup was the most successful ever, and Neymar...

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Football World Cup: the plastic ball sends leather off the pitch

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