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NASA’s taking nuclear energy into space

The conquest of space is more than ever at the centre of public attention, with projects like SpaceX and The Stealth Space Company, but who better than NASA to fulfil this dream that has existed for t...

Big Data Automation

It’s no secret that data is the lifeblood of more and more companies. While it brings many benefits for those who use it wisely, it creates just as many constraints for those who don’t. Ma...

Supersola - Voltaic Lego

If you miss playing with Lego and you’d like to save money on your electricity bill, Supersola is made for you! This Dutch start-up has won everyone over with its plug&play solar panel. As the eco...

Smart Office – The office of the future

How can we adapt working spaces to suit highly mobile workers who need the confidentiality and calm of a personal office as well as the stimulation and interaction of an open-space environment?

Power from the people

Energy transition: politicians talk about it and ecologists dream of it. But for us citizens, are we supposed to just watch and wait? Now’s the time to move into action and many start-ups have underst...

GAIA - Saving office plants

We’re always talking about smart robots, smart houses, smart cars, but now it’s the turn of the tired plant that sits on your desk, the one that doesn’t get any sunlight and is losing its leaves. Matt...

Cobotics - Too good to be true?

Here’s a new word for your innovations dictionary: ‘cobotics’ A neologism deriving from collaborative robotics, cobotics is designed to get the best out of both of the parties involved – t...

Design thinking - Experience the economy

In 1998, Joseph Pine said that the next competitive battleground for business would lie in staging experiences for customers. And 20 years later, he’s been proved right. Because after the period...

CRISPR – CAS9

Will we soon be able to see woolly mammoths at the zoo? According to Harvard University geneticist, George Church, it’s a possibility. He has announced that by crossing the DNA of a mammoth conserved ...

Citizen science - The people's nasa

Our solar system might have a ninth planet. How about discovering it yourself? This is what NASA is proposing by opening up online access to a huge quantity of celestial images for internauts to analy...

New user interfaces

Human-machine collaboration looks set to intensify over the coming years. But for two entities with different languages to collaborate they need effective communication interfaces – and that’s w...

Google's problem in india - Good morning India

In India, a third of the country’s smartphones run out of memory every day. And the mystery behind this surprising figure has only recently been solved – apparently it’s all down to politeness. ...

Yann Lecun - Not so artificial intelligence

“If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know”. These were Saint Augustine’s words about time but they could just as easily be mine about artificial int...

Home automation - The smart home

In this new era of ultra-connectivity and robotics the time has come for our homes to get on the bandwagon like the smartphone did a long time ago. Why? Because our homes have so many stand-alone devi...

Mixed Reality - Magic Reality

The people at Magic Leap are fund-raising magicians. They managed to raise $1.9 billion in the space of six years without launching a single product, a prototype or even any tangible details of their ...

Jugaad innovation - Frugal engineering

The economic environment has become increasingly unsettled and even for large corporations the future is uncertain. In order to survive, businesses need to innovate, but 50% of company leaders worldwi...

Xavier Duportet

If you imagine all biology researchers as mad geniuses in lab coats, then you’d be surprised by the biology engineer, Xavier Duportet. Aged 28, he was ranked in Forbes “30 under 30” list for Eur...

Esdtech – Educ-Up

If technology were a train, the French education system would be running behind it, trying to catch up. The education sector hangs on to its traditional and archaic methods despite the key role it sho...

Cedric Villani

With his floppy necktie and long hair, this mathematical genius certainly stands out in the French parliament. The man in question is Cédric Villiani, who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010 and who ...

Self-Healing glass - The real serendipity

Very rarely, a major innovation can come about by accident or mistake. This phenomenon is called serendipity and has brought us one of the most revolutionary products of our time. Are we talking about...

M.a.DI – The house in a box

More than half of the world’s population now live in cities and the proportion is set to increase in coming years. This has many different consequences, not least of which is the fact that it takes yo...

Qarnot – Data warning

An immeasurable quantity of data is stored on line; from the cloud used by individuals to store their music to gigantic industrial databases, we are firmly in the Big Data era But even if it’s no long...

Konexio - Digital solutions for everyone

Our economy is in the throes of a digital revolution and this is having a negative impact on the job market. The people who are most at risk of unemployment have been unable to prepare for this change...

Net Neutrality

Remember the scandal of the telecom operators being pulled up for price fixing? Now the same players are involved in another controversy, but this time it’s about the Internet. Obama officially made t...

Marie-Sophie Pawlak

If you think that engineering schools are full of geeks and only for men, you’ve got the kind of prejudices that Marie-Sophie Pawlak wants to get rid of. Marie-Sophie is an engineer by training and is...

Joël De Rosnay

What will the future bring? Only a handful of people have the answer to that and Joël Rosnay is one of them. In 1975 he impressively predicted today’s major trends, in his book Le Macroscope. And at n...

Cyberdyne - intelligent exoskeleton

Any genuine science fiction fan must have fantasized about having an exoskeleton like Iron Man that enables him to fly and become a technologically advanced superhero. Reality is less sexy but no less...

BRCK - Internet is everywhere

In today’s society, we take it for granted that we will have an Internet connection and would have difficulty living without it. Connection is the basis of communication and communication is progress....

Sophia (Hanson Robotics)

Saudi Arabia, 2017: a woman stands at the microphone, her head and lower arms uncovered, and without a male guardian by her side. You might think you are in a parallel universe. Or that there has been...

Local Motors – OLLI

3-D printing, industry 4.0, electric and driverless buses: this could be a list of the latest trends in early 2018, but it’s not. In fact, it’s a set of key words that describe Olli, the new minibus d...

Alexandre Cadain

What do AI, an art gallery in the trendy Marais district of Paris and the Hyperloop have in common? They’ve all come under the eye of Alexandre Cadain, a young French entrepreneur. Although at f...

Ready player one - Frightening future

In a world on the edge of chaos, the inhabitants find refuge in a worldwide virtual reality system called the OASIS. Welcome to 2045 and Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One. This adaptati...

Body Hackers

You may already be familiar with Juan Enriquez’s position on the future relationship between people and robots. However, some people do more than just talk, they conduct experiments. Calling themselve...

Predpol - The real minority report

Those of you who have seen Minority Report have an idea of what predictive policing might look like. If you missed the movie, don’t worry, we’re going to explain. Predictive policing software is based...

PROTEI – Cleaning up the seas

It’s easy to understand why intellectual property is considered a fundamental right. After all, it’s normal to want to protect an idea or a concept and make money out of it. But is this “every man for...

Oasis Eco Resort - Dubai finally wakes up to ecology ?

2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, but what did it change? Several initiatives were launched, for example by Air France which announced the creation of a dedicated...

Juan Enriquez - Homo evolutis

Terminator, Robocop and Transformers are just three movie franchises that imagine a world where humans end up being controlled by robots. Scared? You shouldn’t be. Up to now, robots have performed bet...

Ecocapsule - The caravan of the future

When you see this 2.5-metre high egg-shaped structure, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a prototype survival pod for life on Mars. In fact, it’s intended for life on Earth, but not j...

Robotmart - The connected online grocery store

Who hasn’t thought, when ordering a hamburger, that if it was just as easy to order fresh fruit and vegetables on line we really would adopt a healthier diet? The trouble is, finding really fresh, aff...

e-Tree Sologic - The 2.0 Tree

The Sologic e-Tree is an outstanding example of engineering inventiveness! The engineers working at Sologic, an Israeli start-up, looked to nature for inspiration in creating a local energy and connec...

Woodoo – WoodWhat ?

A young French engineer was helped by a secret agent to encrypt his computer and protect the material he’d invented, which is rot-proof, fire-resistant, strong enough to be used in the construction of...