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Blade stunner: blowing in the wind
At a glance 1 min

Blade stunner: blowing in the wind

Siemens has set a new record in the world of wind turbines. The German manufacturer has just built a 75 metre long blade for its B75 Quantum Blade prototype: it is the size of an airbus A380 with a ro...
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  • A bubble barrier to contain marine plastic waste
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    A bubble barrier to contain marine plastic waste

    The Municipality of Amsterdam has come up with an imaginative way of protecting the canals, that the Dutch capital is renowned for, from all types of waste and from plastic waste in particular....

  • Humanity’s data stored in a Norwegian bunker
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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...

  • The Black Hole® bag, a durable and sustainable travel companion
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    The Black Hole® bag, a durable and sustainable travel companion

    The story of Patagonia and the environment began in 1993: the outdoor wear manufacturer was the first to manufacture fleeces made from post-consumer plastic bottles (http://plastic-lemag.com/des-reinc...

  • 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...

  • Schools made from recycled plastic bricks
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    Schools made from recycled plastic bricks

    A few years ago, a small plastic waste recycling company developed a brick made from used plastic packaging of all kinds - an ideal solution for building low-cost housing. (http://plastic-lemag.com/Ab...

  • To each their own Barbie© doll!
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    To each their own Barbie© doll!

    Since 25 September, in the United States, Mattel, the creator of the famous Barbie© doll, started selling new, customisable dolls designed to break down stereotypes: a collection of six non-gendered d...

  • 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...

  • New York Fashion Week: fashion and 3D printing make quite the pair
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    New York Fashion Week: fashion and 3D printing make quite the pair

    The result of a collaboration between 3D printing giant Stratasys and two New York-based designers, the Chro-Morpho collection unveiled at the recent New York Fashion Week was inspired by microscopic ...

  • 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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