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Anti-terrorist robots
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Anti-terrorist robots

Three robots specialising in reconnaissance, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and armed attacks were unveiled at the 2015 World Robot Conference that just ended in Beijing, in a context where terrori...
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  • 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...

  • My-AIS beacon: small but effective!
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    My-AIS beacon: small but effective!

    Called My-AIS but sold to the general public under the Simy© brand, it is around the size of a mobile phone (11.5 x 4 x 2.2 cm) and only weighs 95 grams. Its size means that it can easily be carried i...

  • Organic solar films on the roof!
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    Organic solar films on the roof!

    530 m² of organic photovoltaic film installed on the roofs of a secondary school in France will produce 23.8 MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the annual consumption of five houses and 15 to ...

  • Environmentally-friendly dugout made in plastic
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    Environmentally-friendly dugout made in plastic

    Christened “Ecoboat”, the canoe was designed to combat plastic pollution, deforestation and climate change. It is made from around one thousand hermetically-sealed bottles, thick twine and two planks ...

  • Aeklys, a ring unlike any other
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    Aeklys, a ring unlike any other

    At the CES 2018 trade fair in Las Vegas, recently-formed French company Icare Technologies presented a rather surprising new connected tool: Aeklys, a smart ring offering the possibility of making con...

  • Shoal tent : sleeping on water
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    Shoal tent : sleeping on water

    A newcomer has made its arrival in the world of outdoor activities: the half tent, half raft Shoal Tent is an inflatable and floating raft-tent and a new way of going camping. A mix between an inflat...

  • Artificial cartilage made from kevlar
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    Artificial cartilage made from kevlar

    Scientists from the University of Michigan and the University of Jiangnan in China have developed a hydrogel, made mainly from Kevlar, which is said to have the same properties as natural cartilage.  ...

  • A plasticotek at the ADAM
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    A plasticotek at the ADAM

    The ADAM, that unique place in Brussels dedicated to the design of the 20th century, is celebrating its second anniversary. To celebrate the event in style, the 13th of December saw the unveiling of a...

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