We have elected to set our vision at a Human level. We think that an innovation, a service or a content generate value only if they are a source of utilitarian or emotional well-being.

Here, you will discover inventions and movements which make life more beautiful, more simple or more exciting.

3D printing in construction is real

By Mathilde B.
— Apr 10, 2018

At the meeting point of robotics, architecture and materials science, the first French house built by 3D printing was inaugurated in Nantes on 21 March 2018. It was the second fix, such as door frames and windows, which caused the delay because of the bad weather over winter. The main achievement came in September 2017, […]

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A sensor to enrich the experience of a football match with Footbar

By Benjamin Couteau
— Jan 8, 2018

Wednesday, 9 pm, my five-a-side football match has just finished. For this match, each player in both teams was fitted with a sensor worn on the calf. Speed, kick strength, number of accelerations and running performance are analysed in real time and can be viewed after the match on a dedicated platform. The player who […]

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The race for the driverless car

By Jason Madelénat
— Jan 3, 2018

It’s all happening. The driverless car is gambling on a radical reduction in road-traffic accidents based on the principle that over 90% of them are caused by human error. The race for the car of the future is now more than ever being contested by competitors in the sector. Waymo, the Google subsidiary, is starting […]

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“This interactive documentary lasts 50 minutes, would you like to use your time to watch Ethics for Design?”

By Claire Caudron
— Jan 3, 2018

This is the question put to the viewer before the start of the “Ethics for Design” documentary by Gauthier Roussilhe. Every day we use objects, applications, platforms and services which were designed to meet our needs. But are they all designed with our interests in mind? Some interfaces are created to grab our full attention, […]

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Agriculture: replacing pesticides with music

By Jules Bricout
— Nov 21, 2017

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 […]

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