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A hydrogel-based retina
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A hydrogel-based retina

Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, a 24 year old student and researcher at Oxford University's Chemistry department recently developed a flexible synthetic retina that could offer new hope for people with visua...
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  • 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...

  • Used World Cup cups recycled into football fields
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    Used World Cup cups recycled into football fields

    A football pitch made from 50,000 cups used during the 2018 World Cup was inaugurated in Sochi, Russia....

  • Tiwal, a small inflatable sailboat
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    Tiwal, a small inflatable sailboat

    Six years ago, an inflatable sailboat was created in a small workshop on the Breton coast: Tiwal 3 is the world’s first ever inflatable and high-performance dinghy-boat. Equipped with an inflatable PV...

  • Firevase: remove flowers, put out fires
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    Firevase: remove flowers, put out fires

    In order to raise awareness about the importance of having a fire extinguisher at home, Korean giant Samsung’s insurance company created the Firevase, a flower vase that can also be used as a throwabl...

  • Flood barriers
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    Flood barriers

    How can homeowners effectively protect themselves from floods in advance? Building barriers using sandbags is usually a very time-consuming process. It can take so long that it would have been best to...

  • Unique skateboards made from recovered plastic bottle caps
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    Unique skateboards made from recovered plastic bottle caps

    Jonathan Morrisson has combined his love of skateboarding and his environmental beliefs by creating skateboards made from recovered plastic bottle caps. The idea behind recovering plastic waste and...

  • A meta-material to end noise pollution
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    A meta-material to end noise pollution

    Whether at home, at the office or in the street, we all suffer from noise pollution to varying degrees. It can even become unbearable for some. Researchers at Boston University are apparently close t...

  • Seabin, a new kind of floating bin
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    Seabin, a new kind of floating bin

    The seabin is a small floating plastic waste collector developed by an Australian team: a simple solution for cleaning up waste in ports and marinas before it reaches the sea or the ocean....

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