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.

Sidestep the ride-sharing intermediary with a chatbot

— Feb 9, 2017

The recent #deleteuber campaign on the social networks caused Uber’s main competitor Lyft to rise spectacularly in the app store rankings, but also called attention to a new mobility service, known as LibreTaxi. Created by Roman Pushkin, this service puts customers directly into contact with rideshare drivers. The inventor, who is from Siberia, was looking […]

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Quantify, map and filter pollution using connected objects

By Laurent Laboutiere
— Jan 23, 2017

At a time when France is recording new peaks of pollution and the Chinese government has forbidden local weather stations to launch alerts, access to data concerning pollution and the tools to lessen its effects are the focus of major concern. At CES in Las Vegas, French start-ups Plume Labs and Wair presented connected objects […]

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No wait, no pay at the restaurant

By Laurent Laboutiere
— Jan 12, 2017

It’s noon and time for lunch, but you hesitate: A sandwich? Delivery using a dedicated app? These two options means you’ll eat at your desk, but you feel a need to go out and lunch at a restaurant would really be good for you. However, the lunch hour is usually limited and waiting at a […]

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Observe the infinitely small with a $1 origami microscope

By Laurent Laboutiere
— Dec 15, 2016

The Foldscope, created by a professor from Stanford, is a foldable paper microscope costing only one dollar. On a trip to Thailand, Manu Prakash was surprised to see that the doctors in a country hospital never used the microscopes available to them because they were too fragile and expensive for field work. Thinking of how […]

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Biodegrade your sneakers

By Laurent Laboutiere
— Dec 14, 2016

During a Biofabricate conference in New York dedicated to innovative biomaterials, Adidas presented a prototype featuring a new ultra resistant and biodegradable fiber known as Biosteel. Inspired by natural silk, this new material dissolves within 36 hours when immersed in a bath with enzymes. Developed by AMSilk, a company from Munich, the fiber is made […]

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