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  • The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge
    At a glance 2 min

    The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge

    The world’s largest 3D-printed footbridge is 15.25 metres long, 3.8 metres wide and 1.2 metres tall. It was created in China. It took Chinese construction company SMCC and filament manufacturer 3D ...

  • 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
    At a glance 1 min

    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 ...

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