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    An ultra-lightweight sound insulator for cars

    At the  CES 2020 held in Las Vegas earlier this year, car manufacturer Nissan unveiled a new sound insulation material: a solution to reduce noise inside cars and make driving more comfortable. Cal...

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    An underwater vegetable garden under a plastic bell!

    Growing strawberries and basil under the sea sounds like something that Jules Verne might have come up with. And yet, that very idea is what Italian entrepreneur Sergio Gamberini dreams about. An i...

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    The Airboard, the sled of the 21st century

    The Airboard is a new generation inflatable bodyboard developed in Switzerland, a new style of fun sledding that is easy to master, usable by all lovers of thrills and adrenaline rushes....

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Velcro, an invention inspired by nature

The story behind the discovery of VELCRO® products begins with Georges de Mestral when he was talking a walk. In 1941, upon returning from the countryside with his dog, the Swiss engineer noticed the ...

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Velcro, an invention inspired by nature

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