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A prairie robot
At a glance 1 min

A prairie robot

The Swedes have achievements other than Ikea: Husqvarna, for instance, which is a major manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment. Their new automatic lawnmower Automower® 260 ACX makes the tedious...
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  • Auto-locking laces for running shoes!
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    Auto-locking laces for running shoes!

    Invented and patented by a Colorado-based triathlete, the XTENEX® auto-locking laces can be laced into any sports shoe. How to transform a shoe into a comfortable slipper that stays put? Made of a ...

  • Bbunik, a new pacifier to protect baby teeth!
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    Bbunik, a new pacifier to protect baby teeth!

    Bbunik, a new silicone orthodontic pacifier that protects babies’ teeth and corrects oral malformations, won the Silver Medal at the 2017 Concours Lépine in Paris. A great invention to help avoid spen...

  • Eco cooler: An eco-friendly air conditioner made of plastic bottles that does not use electricity
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    Eco cooler: An eco-friendly air conditioner made of plastic bottles that does not use electricity

    It is made of used plastic bottles and does not require electricity: it’s the Eco-cooler, an eco-friendly and economical air conditioner. Do-it-yourself home-made air conditioning!...

  • Tropicalia, a grandiose and unique greenhouse project
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    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...

  • An affordable plastic stethoscope
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    An affordable plastic stethoscope

    A team of Canadian researchers has developed a clinically-validated open source model for 3D printing very affordable plastic stethoscopes in under three hours. Intended for regions of the world with...

  • Econyl, a nylon thread made from plastic waste
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    Econyl, a nylon thread made from plastic waste

    Converting used fishing nets and other discarded nylons into technical fibres to make swimsuits, carpets and other textile products, is the innovative project pursued by Italian company Aquafil. In...

  • Keep warm in a polyethylene "igloo"
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    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. ...

  • Solar panels that work in the rain
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    Solar panels that work in the rain

    Chinese researchers have recently developed a solution enabling photovoltaic panels to produce energy even in the rain and without any sunlight! Photovoltaics are the main source of green energy, but...

  • Noah, when technology rhymes with ecology
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    Noah, when technology rhymes with ecology

    Electric, bio-sourced, recyclable and 3D printed. All of these words describe Noah, an ambitious concept car designed by a team of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands...

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