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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...

  • Novamem makes pure water available to all
    Expert views 4 min

    Novamem makes pure water available to all

    An interview with Christoph Kellenberger, former Swiss researcher and current CEO of Novamem, a polymer membrane manufacturer....

  • Plastics dive into the water
    Daily life 6 min

    Plastics dive into the water

    The relationship between plastics and aquatic environments is not always that which immediately comes to mind. They can also be lifesavers: essential for making impure or salty water suitable for cons...