NASA wants to 3D print houses on Mars NASA already has a plan to house astronauts on Mars. NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge asked engineers to design houses that could be built on Mars by robots using 3D printing technology. NASA recently announced winners of phase three of the competition and each house has a futuristic […]

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A NASA study explains how to purify air with house plants How do houseplants clean the air? A 1989 NASA study explains exactly how plants remove toxins from air by trapping them in their leaves, soil, and roots, and which houseplants clean air the best. The study was designed to test air purification systems for […]

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Storing energy in concrete blocks A concrete “battery” could be the future of energy storage. Energy Vault, a Swiss startup, has created a way to store electricity in concrete blocks. The technology helps use solar power when sun doesn’t shine and wind power when the wind doesn’t blow. It’s a low-tech alternative to lithium-ion batteries. […]

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How autonomous flying taxis could change the way you travel | Rodin Lyasoff Flight is about to get a lot more personal, says aviation entrepreneur Rodin Lyasoff. In this visionary talk, he imagines a new golden age of air travel in which small, autonomous air taxis allow us to bypass traffic jams and fundamentally transform […]

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Les supermarchés collaboratifs commencent à se développer en France. Le principe : les clients sont en même temps des coopérateurs qui donnent 3 heures de leur temps par mois au magasin. Le plus grand supermarché collaboratif de France, La Louve, n’emploie ainsi que 7 « véritables » salariés contre 25 pour un supermarché classique de […]

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MedMen Is Making Marijuana Mainstream | Changing The Game The cannabis retailer has shops open in three states–including one on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue. As legalized weed continues to grow in popularity, the company is showing no signs of slowing down.

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Spinnova represents a disruptive, ecological innovation that turns cellulose into textile fibre simply, without harmful chemicals. Spinnova develops the most sustainable fibre in the world. In a new pilot factory in Jyväskylä, Finland–a city surrounded by forests and known in part for its lumber and paper industries–a startup will soon begin to turn wood pulp […]

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Bitcoin, blockchains, and the future of money Bitcoin and blockchains: The future of money explained with ancient stones on the tiny Pacific island of Yap. Ethereum, Bitcoin and other blockchains are being called the future of money. This decentralized, digital money aims to replace physical cash and middlemen like VISA or your bank. But is […]

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Pro-gameuses – L’eSport fait vivre | Ep. 8 | ARTE Creative Lorsque les finales masculines attirent plusieurs milliers de spectateurs dans les arènes, leurs homologues féminines doivent se contenter d’une grosse centaine de spectateurs… L’eSport, un phénomène macho ? Un retard à rattraper selon les joueuses, qui sont arrivées plus tard à l’eSport que les […]

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La révolution street-food – Fast and Good | Ep.1 | ARTE Creative Dans la rue et face à leurs clients, les chefs s’affranchissent de plus en plus de la pression et du cérémonial rigide des grands restaurants pour proposer des recettes qui parlent à tous. Avec le “fine casual”, une tendance mondialisée démocratise la cuisine […]

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