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Securely framed

The so-called ‘draisine’ has enjoyed great popularity since its invention in 1817. In the city filters help improve the air quality for those pedalling. When bikes are tied up outside the office or train station they should be safely secured. Time for a Chilean startup to get involved. The best thing about their bicycle is that parts of it...

Academic enlightenment

She had starring roles in Juno and Inception, and has long been an advocate for the LGBTQ community. At the end of 2020 Ellen Page transitioned to Elliot Page. A moving and encouraging step for all those whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth. Things are happening in the field of research too....

Walled freshness

Fresh air sharpens our senses. Inside, plants can too. But potted plants can never purify our air completely. Most organisms that cleanse the air of pollutants are found in the roots. That is, in the soil. Which is why a Canadian startup has developed a moving wall providing even more freshness in rooms. Different types of plant are grown...

Structured regeneration

To read a good book we need to be able to see clearly. Illnesses such as macular degeneration lead to reduced visual capacity. One possible solution is the use of a biohybrid retina. Photoreceptors were first produced from stem cells in 2012. But the key is making sure the cells get to the right place. Scientists have developed an...

New application

A foreign language, unfamiliar surroundings - finding work in a new country can be challenging. Which is why a Canadian startup has developed a recruitment platform which aims to foster greater transparency and trust between migrants and businesses. The goal is to combat the exploitation of foreign workers and use of illegal hiring practices. Migrants can confirm their identity...

High deflection

There's nothing like a dash of colour. Take the giant mural in Rome, for example. White, in particular, can be refreshing. Literally. On Santorini, the houses help cool the inside of buildings. White walls reflect the sunlight. And the latest addition to the market is the whitest ever paint. It sends 98% of light back towards its source, including...

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