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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...
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  • 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 ...

  • 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.  ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Artificial muscles inspired by origami
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    Artificial muscles inspired by origami

    American researchers at the Wyss Institute, Harvard University, and CSAIL, a laboratory at MIT, recently took a major step forward in the field of flexible robots by creating artificial muscles out of...

  • The FlipFlopi expedition: educating through sailing
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    The FlipFlopi expedition: educating through sailing

    In less than a year's time, a boat made of marine plastic waste will sail on the Indian Ocean to deliver a message: ‘do not discard plastics, take care of the environment.’ The idyllic coastlines of ...

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