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Another monument wrapped up!
At a glance 1 min

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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  • Ski slopes on the roof of a waste treatment centre
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    Ski slopes on the roof of a waste treatment centre

    Danish architect’s firm BIG has a slightly loopy project in mind: creating an artificial ski slope on the roof of a waste treatment centre. Their project is about to come to fruition and is scheduled ...

  • Embr Wave: a bracelet that regulates body temperature
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    Embr Wave: a bracelet that regulates body temperature

    At the CES 2019 (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas, Embr Labs unveiled a new, wearable, smart and innovative device, namely a personal thermostat with the ability to cool down or heat up the body...

  • The padel, the increasingly popular racket sport
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    The padel, the increasingly popular racket sport

    Chances are that you will answer in the affirmative when asked “have you heard of padel?”, and chances are that you will have confused “paddle”, which is played on water, and “padel”, a racket sport h...

  • Blue Barriers: how to stop plastic waste from reaching the sea
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    Blue Barriers: how to stop plastic waste from reaching the sea

    SEADS (Sea Defense Solutions) has joined forces with Italian and Scottish teams to develop a system christened “Blue Barriers” aimed at collecting plastic waste in rivers, before it is able to reach t...

  • The cycling helmet reinvented thanks to 3D printing
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    The cycling helmet reinvented thanks to 3D printing

    Kupol, a Quebec-based start-up specialising in bicycle safety has joined forces with Sculptéo, a leader in the world of 3D printing, to mass manufacture the world’s first entirely 3D-printed cycling h...

  • Converting organic waste into energy with HomeBiogas
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    Converting organic waste into energy with HomeBiogas

    An Israeli start-up has developed HomeBiogas, a system for converting leftovers into household gas for the home and liquid natural fertiliser for the garden. At first glance, one may wonder what po...

  • Rotterdam: a floating park made from plastic waste
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    Rotterdam: a floating park made from plastic waste

    Entirely made from plastic waste recovered in the city’s port, Rotterdam’s floating park, called “Recycled Park” is a pioneer in urban planning and the circular economy. Launched by the WHIM archit...

  • The Smart Window, a connected PVC window!
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    The Smart Window, a connected PVC window!

    Home automation systems are becoming increasingly popular. Buildings are becoming smart and windows are no strangers to this new development and modernisation. Proof of this is the Smart Window, which...

  • Halfway between rollerblading and skiing: the snowfeet offer a new way to ski!
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    Halfway between rollerblading and skiing: the snowfeet offer a new way to ski!

    A combination of rollerblading and skiing, this new piece of equipment is sure to be popular on the snowy slopes this winter! After skiing, sledding, and surfing, here come the snowfeet, the accessory...

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