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  • Tropicalia, a grandiose and unique greenhouse project
    At a glance 2 min

    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. The Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes firm, in partnersh...

  • Keep warm in a polyethylene "igloo"
    At a glance 1 min

    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. ...

  • Artificial muscles inspired by origami
    At a glance 2 min

    Artificial muscles inspired by origami

    American researchers at the Wyss Institute, Harvard University, and CSAIL, a laboratory at MIT, recently took a major step forward in the field of flexible robots by creating artificial muscles out of...

  • From plastic waste to urban furniture
    At a glance 1 min

    From plastic waste to urban furniture

    A Dutch research and design studio is using 3D printing to convert the plastic waste generated by Amsterdam's inhabitants into urban furniture.   "Print your city" is an ongoing project launched by...

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