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  • An artificial cornea to restore sight
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    An artificial cornea to restore sight

    A 78-year-old blind man has regained his sight after receiving the world's first synthetic cornea implant....

  • Zipline, a drone to deliver Covid vaccines
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    Zipline, a drone to deliver Covid vaccines

    While much of the talk these days revolves around the lack of availability of Covid vaccines, the logistical challenges involved in delivering the vaccines have received very little attention. One dro...

  • Bricks made from plastic waste
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    Bricks made from plastic waste

    In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Nzambi Matee, a young entrepreneur at the head of the company Gjenge Makers, has developed a machine that converts plastic waste into sustainable building materials....

  • Upya, a high-performance and affordable prosthetic foot
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    Upya, a high-performance and affordable prosthetic foot

    Exoneo, a recently-incorporated company specialising in biomechanics, has developed a high-performance polyarticulated foot prosthesis. It hopes to provide an accessible and easy-to-manufacture soluti...

  • Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot
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    Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot

    Jellyfishbot is a small marine drone whose mission is to collect floating waste and oil-spills from the water’s surface. Commissioned in June 2018 in Cassis in the south of France, it has since been a...

  • Sustainable homes made from plastic waste
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    Sustainable homes made from plastic waste

    Using plastic waste that accumulates in the environment to build affordable housing in sub-Saharan Africa is the thrust of a project started by Norwegian start-up Othalo....

  • A vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and re-used materials
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    A vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and re-used materials

    Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux has unveiled the prototype of a vacuum cleaner made from 100% re-used components and recycled plastic....

  • Aeklys by Starck, a ring bursting with technology
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    Aeklys by Starck, a ring bursting with technology

    Aeklys, the contactless connected ring that can replace a bunch of keys and a wallet, is a marvel of technology....

  • A spider satellite to clean up space!
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    A spider satellite to clean up space!

    The Russian StartRocket company is developing a small 50-kilogram cylindrical autonomous satellite called the “Foam Debris Catcher”, which is intended to clean up space debris using long strands of st...

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