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Electricity under your feet
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Electricity under your feet

Last September, the first football pitch entirely illuminated by the players' energy was built in a favela, or slum, in Rio! Based on a new technology christened "Pavegen", this revolutionary new lig...
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  • 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....

  • Refabricator, a plastic recycling system in space (in orbit)
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    Refabricator, a plastic recycling system in space (in orbit)

    With its name that seems plucked straight out of Star Wars, the Refabricator is a 3D printer designed by NASA that is able to recycle astronauts’ plastic waste several times and convert it into medica...

  • 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...

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