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A bike in a briefcase to help green our cities

Little compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride and it is also a very practical way to get around. But that bike ride can become more complicated in busy urban areas where commuters often need to cross the city and the unfortunate incidence of bike thefts is on the rise. Folding bikes have […]

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Switch on sunlight for a brighter future

Imagine sitting in a windowless room yet having the feeling of the sun shining on your face. This unique experience is now possible thanks to the COELUX EU-funded project which recreates the physical and optical effects of natural light indoors by simulating the diffusion and transmission of sunlight through the atmosphere. This phenomenon has been […]

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Making museums an interactive experience

Visitors to museums across Europe may soon be able to shape their own cultural experience before even leaving home or getting on a plane thanks to an innovation which uses mobile, augmented reality and geo-localisation technologies to turn an ordinary museum visit into a personal, interactive storytelling experience. A consortium of academic, industrial and cultural […]