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Nightlife

Fresh air, sunny days and a good night’s sleep help boost our immune system. Plants need sunshine too. But can they be strengthened at night? A Dutch artist sought to provide an answer recently when investigating the influence of UV light. A 20,000-square-metre field of leeks was illuminated at night by a combination of solar-powered red and blue LEDs....

Changing langes

Remember stabilizers? Once upon a time they helped us take corners on a bike. Now with its compact electric cars a Polish startup is bringing a touch of dynamism to the concept. At speeds of up to 56 mph the wheelbase spreads to almost 1.5 meters for increased stability. It’s reduced to 86 cm when you need to go...

Year of individuality

A piece of fabric or a mirror to our society? Clothing ceased to be purely functional long ago. On the contrary, fashion reflects the preoccupations of our age. And right now that means moving away from stereotypes and gender norms. This year’s fashion buzzword is gender-neutral, a trend which sees the industry eschewing preconceived ideas and creating fashion for...

Good reception

The sight alone is enough to make some people faint. Needles, whether for administering vaccinations or taking blood, are far from everyone’s cup of tea. But it could be so different – now that researchers have developed so-called microneedle patches. The mini needles can be pressed into the upper layer of skin without reaching the nerve receptors. Moreover, thanks...

Tunnel vision

Avocados don’t grow on British trees. Rather, they are shipped to Europe from tropical countries, arriving in our local supermarkets by truck: a journey that is both long and unsustainable. Hyperloop is a high-speed transport system originally conceived for passengers. Now, it could revolutionize the European goods trade, clearing roads and improving air quality at the same time. Goods...

Starstruck

Boletus mushroom, celery, tonka and amber ale – these are just some of the plant-based ingredients with which a top French chef has made history. Her vegan restaurant has not only tickled the taste buds of customers, but those belonging to the authors of the Michelin Guide. It’s the first time a vegan restaurant in France has been awarded...

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