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    Schools made from recycled plastic bricks

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    Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up

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    Humanity’s data stored in a Norwegian bunker

    The isolated Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard holds a special secret! Within an icy mountain, halfway between Norway and the North Pole, the island of Spitsberg has for the past ten years been hom...

  • Vision Venture, a futuristic motorhome
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    Vision Venture, a futuristic motorhome

    The motorhome of the future is a 100% German creation. The result of a collaboration between Hymer and BASF, the VisionVenture motorhome was recently unveiled to the public at various trade fairs, and...

  • Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up
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    Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up

    In an article published in 2013 under the title “Sunshine and plastics: bright ideas for a better world”, we talked about Little Sun, a small sun-shaped solar-powered lamp designed by two Scandinavian...

  • Contact lenses that let you zoom in with the blink of an eye
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    Contact lenses that let you zoom in with the blink of an eye

    Researchers at the University of San Diego (USA) have just developed a prototype of a soft contact lens that can automatically adjust its focus by detecting the movements of its wearer’s eyes. The con...

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Plastic objects, whether they are recent or firmly-established cult objects, have revolutionised the world of design, changed habits and left their mark on our daily lives for several generations

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The A7L space suit: The most famous space suit of all time

It was the space suit used to take Man’s first steps on the moon, without which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would never have appeared in our history books. Although it is beginning to suffer the ra...

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The A7L space suit: The most famous space suit of all time

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