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Contact lenses that let you zoom in with the blink of an eye
At a glance 2 min

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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  • Contact lenses that let you zoom in with the blink of an eye
    At a glance 2 min

    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...

  • A second life for ghost nets
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    A second life for ghost nets

    In a village in southern India, fishermen are recovering fishing nets that have been abandoned or lost in the Indian Ocean. DSM Engineering Plastics and its partner Starboard, a paddleboard and surfbo...

  • Chrysalis, the machine that converts plastic waste into fuel
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    Chrysalis, the machine that converts plastic waste into fuel

    On 20 September, a funny little machine christened Chrysalis was unveiled to the audience gathered in Nice on the occasion of the World Clean-up Day. Developed by Earthwake, a French association, the ...

  • Hover Glide, a revolutionary floating backpack
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    Hover Glide, a revolutionary floating backpack

    It is every hiker’s dream: not having to bear the weight of a backpack that seems to get heavier and heavier as the hike goes on: the backpack’s load exerts a certain force, and it can be multiplied b...

  • Dial, a small bracelet that can save lives!
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    Dial, a small bracelet that can save lives!

    Dial, an individual alert and geolocation system designed by renowned designer Philippe Starck and developed by Sauveteur en Mer (SNSM) has just been launched in France. It is a flexible orange silico...

  • Plastic waste converted into lumber for construction
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    Plastic waste converted into lumber for construction

    A finalist in the International Circular Challenge 2019, a competition that rewards and promotes future leaders in the circular economy, the Tanzanian EcoAct start-up manufactures lumber from recycled...

  • From used finish nets to volleyball nets
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    From used finish nets to volleyball nets

    Legendary for many reasons, Copacabana, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is famous for its wild games of beach volleyball, the favourite sport – alongside soccer-ball – of the Cariocas. Beac...

  • Green Grey by S’Cure Eco, a shock-proof suitcase made from recycled plastics
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    Green Grey by S’Cure Eco, a shock-proof suitcase made from recycled plastics

    It was on the occasion of Earth Day this year, that luggage maker Samsonite unveiled the first rigid suitcase made from recycled household plastic waste. The “Green Grey” edition is part of Samsoni...

  • Another monument wrapped up!
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    Another monument wrapped up!

    The Arc de Triomphe, one of Paris’ emblematic monuments, will be wrapped up by American visual artist Christo in April 2020. The installation will require 25,000 m2 of recyclable silver-blue polyprop...

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