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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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  • 200,000 cigarette butts = 1 easy chair
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    200,000 cigarette butts = 1 easy chair

    In May 2012, Tom Szaky, the young American CEO of TerraCycle, launched a huge scheme for recycling cigarette butts in North America. Building on its success, he now aims to see how it unfolds in Europ...

  • Stay safe, look cool
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    Stay safe, look cool

    Wear a bike helmet? “Too bulky”, is the oft-heard cry from bareheaded urban cyclists, putting them at bigger risk of injury in an accident. Because they cannot easily be packed away, many users often ...

  • Artificial blood vessels are on the way!
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    Artificial blood vessels are on the way!

    Research by German scientists has enabled them to create a sort of small plastic straw that can be used as an artificial blood vessel. The three-year project, dubbed "Biorap" and involving five depart...

  • The bendy tablet is coming
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    The bendy tablet is coming

    A paper-thin tablet that will bend without breaking has been developed by researchers at Canada’s Queen's University in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs. The "PaperTab" - a new spin ...

  • A new flexible aerogel
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    A new flexible aerogel

    Aerogel is a nanostructure material that is 99.8% air, making it the lightest solid in the world. Its big value is the exceptional insulation it delivers. The only snag is that the conventional sil...

  • Urban Chameleon, 1 solution, 3 possibilities!
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    Urban Chameleon, 1 solution, 3 possibilities!

    Italian designer Chiara Daniele has designed a multifunction concept that not only fulfills basic transportation needs, but also provides a place of safety to young kids within the four walls. Call...

  • A panel in the pond
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    A panel in the pond

    Osesol, a Lyon-based company has just applied for a patent on floating photovoltaic panels – an original and innovative design:  “the floating, economical, ecological and adaptable water photovoltaic ...

  • The « WaterPyramid » solution
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    The « WaterPyramid » solution

    The Dutch firm Aqua-Aero WaterSystems (AAWS) has developed a “WaterPyramid” still that can be installed in countries where water is not fit for human consumption.  The WaterPyramid makes use of sim...

  • From vacuum cleaner to work of art...
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    From vacuum cleaner to work of art...

    This is what Electrolux has unveiled with its limited series in vacuum cleaners like no others: “Vac from the Sea”, produced with marine waste from the oceans. In this way, Electrolux hopes to make t...

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