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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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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