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Give and take

In France, the law obliges companies to offer a repair service for electronic devices. A similar idea came to four women during a hackathon...

Access all areas

Sometimes all you need is the right support. In the field of eSports, for example. Now, a startup from Missouri has developed a keyboard...

Effective conversion

Not all electric devices need external power. Take this pacemaker. Or the battery-free hearing aid recently developed at China’s Huazhong University. Key to the...

Comforting time-out

When things get on top of us, we look for peace and serenity. A designer from France has created a chair specially aimed at...

Floating provision

Excess fat can be skimmed off homemade soup once it’s cold. But desalinating water is more difficult, particularly for sea nomads. Fortunately, a team...

Creative alternatives

Decommissioned materials still have lots of potential. Take these plastic bottles, for example, which are being used to build schools. In Scotland, a company...

Extraordinary appearance

Children grow up knowing what they want to be. Many end up realizing their dreams. Take this young man from Leeds, for example. Born...

Organized fun

We learn best through play. With IT knowledge becoming ever more important, an American software developer has devised a workbook to help children of...

New kinship

Good advice doesn’t have to be expensive. ‘Aunties’ play an important role in Afro-American culture because they have such a wealth of experience. Which...

Giving credit

Traditionally, men looked after the family’s finances. But a new US debit card startup aimed specifically at women is changing all that. The startup...

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