Inspiring Progress

Inspire progress

EDF Pulse

Inspire progress

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By definition, progress is about moving forward and getting ahead. But will our future be synonymous with improvement? EDF Pulse would like to take you on a journey of discovery, exploring progress in all its forms. Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

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#Science & Energy

Using voice technology to diagnose Parkinson's

Could vocal intonations be used to detect the disease?
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Provence Grand Large

#Science & Energy

Wind turbines are conquering the sea

The challenge: to harness the power of the strong winds on the high seas, and thereby increase profitability.
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Zéphyr, the kite with energy in its sails

#Science & Energy

Zéphyr, the kite with energy in its sails

This photovoltaic sail aims to supply electricity in areas affected by natural disasters.
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A new  eco-neighbourhood in Bordeaux

#Smart Living

A new eco-neighbourhood in Bordeaux

A new eco-neighbourhood in Bordeaux will take 70 per cent of its heating and hot water from renewable energy sources.
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The app shedding light on energy waste

#Science & Energy

The app shedding light on energy waste

In the future, any connected pedestrian will be able to report unnecessary lighting.
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Mount Nanga Parbat

#Science & Energy

Pakistani villagers club together to combat power shortages

Inhabitants of isolated rural areas are clubbing together to generate their own electricity.
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A city without cars

#Smart Living

Imagine a city without cars...

Will soft modes of transport overtake cars in our cities to the point of driving them out altogether?
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Internet access in the desert

#Science & Energy

The brick that provides Internet access in the desert

BRCK is a portable block that gives you Internet access anywhere on earth.
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Rain falling from a roof

#Science & Energy

Using rain for light in Mexico

Three Mexicans have invented a micro-damming system that generates electricity from rainwater.
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School bus

#Smart Living

US school buses go green

The first electric school buses have been launched in California.
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Luminescent road

#Science & Energy

Starpath: the way to greener lighting

An ingenious spray uses solar power to light the way at night.
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Solaris building

#Smart Living

A building demonstrates perfectly how to use energy

Come and explore Solaris, one of France’s first positive-energy buildings.
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Floating solar farms are on the horizon

#Science & Energy

Floating solar farms are on the horizon

The largest floating solar farm in the world will begin operating in Japan by May 2015.
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The solar-powered car invented by a student

#Science & Energy

The solar-powered car invented by a student

A Chinese student has designed a prototype car fitted with photovoltaic panels that can run at 70 km/h.
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SolarStratos plane

#Science & Energy

Photovoltaic plane aims for the stars

Raphaël Domjan's latest crazy challenge is to reach the stratosphere using only solar power for fuel.
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An island fully self-sufficient

#Science & Energy

El Hierro: an island in the wind

The world's first completely self-sufficient, positive energy island thanks to renewables.
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Installation of a tidal turbine in Brittany (France)

#Science & Energy

Canada is keen to exploit its sea power

Canada is to install tidal turbines to harness the power of the waves off Nova Scotia.
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#Health

A “serious game” about AIDS

This playful platform makes young people more aware of the AIDS virus.
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[EN] sismique

#Science & Energy

The earthquake shield

Researchers at the Institut Fresnel are working on an anti-earthquake invisibility cloak.
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The bionic ankle

#Health

The bionic ankle helping a woman dance again

Thanks to this device, a young woman who had her left leg amputated in 2013 took her first dance steps again in 2014.
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How about printing your own solar cells?

#Smart Living

How about printing your own solar cells?

Ideal for recharging your smartphone or your laptop – and more!
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Solar Roadways

#Smart Living

Solar Roadway: roads that produce electricity

Are the days of tarmac roads numbered? A solar roadway that could transform road surfaces has already been invented.
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Graphene: the “wonder material” of the future?

#Science & Energy

Graphene: the "wonder material" of the future?

Since its discovery 10 years ago, graphene has been the subject of a great deal of research – and a few fantasies, too.
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The US Navy running on seawater

#Science & Energy

The US Navy running on seawater

US Navy jets could soon be flown using a fuel made from seawater.
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Silkworms

#Smart Living

The structure built to order by silkworms

Researchers have succeeded in making silkworms build a cocoon according to pre-conceived plans.
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Photovoltaic panels on rooftop

#Science & Energy

Get your fill up on sun at the service station

In Burgundy, a service station fitted with solar panels is charging up electric cars.
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Aerial urban tramways in Rio de Janeiro

#Smart Living

Airborne tramways

Urban cable cars are springing up around the world.
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[EN] ferme

#Smart Living

The fruit and vegetable market on the roof

Hydroponic farms are all the rage on the roofs of American supermarkets.
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EDF Pulse reports from the Le Monde festival debate

Le Monde Festival
The newspaper Le Monde organized its first festival, of which EDF is a partner.

EDF Pulse Awards: smiles all round

[EN] sourire
The EDF Pulse awards were handed out to the project leaders on 30 April 2014.

The EDF Pulse symposium on innovation: “In 15 years it will be extraordinary”

[EN] 15ans
Two round tables were held to explore the need for new inventions.

[EN] Les lauréats en vidéo !

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[EN] A l'occasion de la remise des prix, nous avons interrogé les porteurs des projets lauréats.

The EDF Pulse symposium: Being bold and encouraging collective intelligence

[EN] colloque
On 30 April 2014, EDF brought together its innovation community for a symposium all about progress.

The EDF Pulse Smart Living awards: and the winners are …

winners
The finalists in the EDF Pulse Electricity and Smart Living awards have been chosen !

The EDF Pulse Access to electricity jury chose two winners !

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The EDF Pulse Access to electricity jury chose two winners: one in India, the other in South Africa.

EDF Pulse Science and Electricity award goes to …

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The EDF Pulse Science and Electricity award has gone to two projects

A 1st edition that kept its promises

[EN] saga
The EDF Pulse Awards put forward projects from around the world that bring about progress, in its multiple dimensions.

The latest innovation trends – well, almost …

[EN] viral
It’s not easy to predict whether an innovation will succeed or fail.