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Chill a drink in 45 seconds

Over the long hot summer many of us reached for a cold drink. But what is the financial and environmental cost of our demand for cool drinks? Rapidcool, an innovative project supported by European Union research funding, aims at reducing the energy requirements for cooling drinks at the point of sale, saving retailers’ money and ultimately […]

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3D printing technology goes from clinic to catwalk

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen unveiled a new piece at the Paris Fashion Week for Haute Couture created using 3D printing technology from Belgian company Materialise. The design was made using a cutting-edge application of the technology, which is creating a small revolution in fashion and design in the same way that it has already […]

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Vgi’Fall will make growing older safer

Unique Vigi’Fall fall detection solution could help save 500,000 hospitalisations and 40,000 premature deaths caused by falls in Europe every year. Solution expected to create 100 qualified jobs and to be used by 3 million elderly in Europe over the next 3 years. The FallWatch Consortium brings together a wealth of European technology and expertise […]