Agriculture: replacing pesticides with music

What if the debate about pesticides could be silenced by music? The concept may seem somewhat Utopian, but this is nonetheless the outlandish claim of the French company Genodics nine years ago, in 2008. Against all expectations, the solution seems to be bearing fruit, in particular for one farmer in Bouches-du-Rhône who recently rescued 60 hectares of crops by exposing them to music. Contaminated by … Continue reading Agriculture: replacing pesticides with music

InFarm: growing vegetables in supermarkets

Pour répondre à la demande croissante des consommateurs du « manger mieux » (manger local, frais, bio, etc.), les initiatives se multiplient. En Allemagne, la start-up InFarm vient de lancer des fermes verticales directement installées dans les supermarchés. Les clients pourront eux-mêmes cueillir les légumes et aromates et ainsi limiter l’empreinte carbone en optant pour un circuit court, du magasin au consommateur sans passer par le transport. … Continue reading InFarm: growing vegetables in supermarkets

“Meal Kits”: Amazon still gives a lesson on the notion of Client Centricity

Après le rachat de Whole Foods Market, Amazon continue de surfer sur la tendance du bien manger et investit encore sur le marché de l’alimentaire. Il y a deux jours, le géant du e-commerce a lancé, en test, un nouveau service de livraison de kit de repas à faire soi-même : Amazon Meal Kits. Vous choisissez parmi les 17 recettes entre 15 et 19 dollars (steak au poivre, … Continue reading “Meal Kits”: Amazon still gives a lesson on the notion of Client Centricity

[VivaTech 2017] The Navya driverless shuttle

According to a UN study, by 2030 60% of the population will be living in cities, and this figure is set rise to 70% by 2050. This demographic growth may seem remote, but some people are already looking ahead to it. The challenges are different, in particular in terms of lifestyle, including the development of transport options. For the Lyon company Navya, created in 2014 … Continue reading [VivaTech 2017] The Navya driverless shuttle

[VivaTech 2017] The best of virtual reality with Laval Virtual

Another event dedicated to innovation and technology, from 22 to 26 March 2017, Laval Virtual held the 19th edition of the Virtual Technology and Uses Show in Laval. The organisation is at the VivaTech 2017 today and tomorrow to present the best innovations in virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive 3D and robotics. Created in 1999 by – inter alia – Bernard Taravel, the co-creator of … Continue reading [VivaTech 2017] The best of virtual reality with Laval Virtual