Inspiring Progress

Inspire progress

EDF Pulse

Inspire progress

Welcome

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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[EN] finger

#Health

The ring that helps blind people to read

This ring transcribes aloud any text in print or digital format when its blind wearer moves their finger over it.
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[EN] neige

#Mobility

Glide over snow and water

A new Canadian trimaran glides over water and snow with ease.
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[EN] muscles

#Health

Artificial muscles made from fishing line

A new kind of artificial muscle has been created using fishing line.
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[EN] fabvelo

#Mobility

The open-source DIY tricycle

Australian designer Mark Richardson has created a tricycle using recycled material and a 3D printer.
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[EN] fablab

#News

i2R: the Fab Lab driving innovation

Fab Labs nurture and drive forward innovative projects. EDF opened its own lab, i2R, in July 2013.
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[EN] velo

#Mobility

A tricycle in a case

Electric, fold-up, and extremely stylish, here is the the URB-E tricycle.
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[EN] massage

#Health

Artificial touch

European researchers have developed an artificial hand that allows patients to touch and feel objects.
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[EN] leds

#News

Street lighting just got smarter

LEDs combined with intelligent control are promising to save energy on street lighting.
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The jerry can that produces potable water

#Health

The jerry can that produces potable water

The Solvatten jerry can is a water purification system that uses the sun’s rays.
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The electronic tattoo: a new form of medicine

#Health

The electronic tattoo: a new form of medicine

They may not have much in common with inked messages of love, yet electronic tattoos could help save lives.
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[EN] helico

#News

Personal helicopters – down but not out

All attempts to create a personal helicopter for everyday use have ended in failure. Let’s look back !
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[EN] carburants

#Energy

Biofuels around the world

Green fuel is gathering momentum – and there is more of it around than you might think.
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[EN] tari

#Mobility

The great odyssey of the jute canvas boat

A young French engineer has built the first-ever boat made from jute canvas.
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[EN] hanche

#Health

Tailor-made hips printed in 3D

A new type of prosthesis,can be designed according to the specific shape and requirements of the patient’s hip.
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[EN] chute

#Home

The box that detects falls in the home

The Safe@home box can detect when elderly people suffer a fall, and alerts the emergency services.
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The bus that goes where you want it to

#Mobility

The bus that goes where you want it to

In Finland, it only takes a few seconds on your smartphone to summon a bus to pick you up from where you are.
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At the heart of France’s largest eco-district

#Home

At the heart of France’s largest eco-district

Saving energy and biomass technology are at the centre of the Camille-Claudel eco-district in Palaiseau (Essonne).
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[EN] mpoka

#Energy

M-Poka, the Kenyan solar kit

In Kenya, the M-Kopa solar kit is making clean energy affordable for (almost) everyone.
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[EN] mobi

#Mobility

The new tools of green transport

Electric vehicles have momentum, but they are yet to be made accessible to the masses.
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[EN] moules

#Health

Mussels to monitor water quality in the Adriatic

The first of its kind, this monitoring system is using mussels to assess water quality in the Adriatic Sea.
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[EN] lumiere

#Energy

How designers are seeing the light

From trees to dresses to kites, designers are exploring new ways with light.
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A brief history of the printer

#Techno

A brief history of the printer

The days of paper printers could be drawing to a close. They may soon be making way for 3D and perhaps even 4D printers.
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Taking inspiration from shantytowns

#Economy

Taking inspiration from shantytowns

The most daring innovations are coming from developing countries that have fewer means and resources at their disposal.
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[EN] opensource

#Techno

Open source: from freeware to a recipe for beer

Open source is all about innovation by and for citizens
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[EN] robocop

#Culture

Transhumanism according to Robocop

The debates surrounding the fusion of man and machine are at the heart of the Robocop remake, released in early 2014.
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[EN] CO2

#Environment

How can we capture CO2?

Capturing CO2 from industrial sites is vital in the fight against climate change.We take a look at the explored methods
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[EN] etalement

#Home

Should we try to combat urban sprawl?

What action should be taken to increase population density in towns and prevent them from spilling out too far ?
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A brief history of the rocket

#Culture

A brief history of the rocket

The rocket was first used to launch fireworks, but has since become the symbol of the conquest of space.
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Should we really be working to erase painful memories?

#Health

Should we really be working to erase painful memories?

Erasing memories has moved from the realm of science fiction, to genuine scientific research.
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So what is a start-up?

#Economy

So what is a start-up?

Start-ups are new companies built on visions, and notable for their ability to innovate.
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Home, mobility, health, science, access to electricity. All over the world EDF highlights and rewards innovative projects.

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#Mobility

MAPZERO: THE APP FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

MAPZERO: THE APP FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
This app shows users of electric cars, scooters and bicycles how much power they have left and the best route to follow.

#Home

ECHY - HYBRID LIGHTING SYSTEM

ECHY - HYBRID LIGHTING SYSTEM
These optical sensors installed on roofs concentrate natural light and transfer it indoors using fibre optics.

#Home

BIDGELY HELPS KEEP TRACK OF YOUR ENERGY USE

BIDGELY HELPS KEEP TRACK OF YOUR ENERGY USE
Bidgely monitors your electronic appliances and sends you alerts to help reduce your energy use.

#Health

WANDERCRAFT : WALKING AGAIN WITHOUT CRUTCHES

WANDERCRAFT  : WALKING AGAIN WITHOUT CRUTCHES
This revolutionary exoskeleton helps people with neuromuscular disorders to walk without crutches.

#Mobility

STIGO: THE FOLDING ELECTRIC SCOOTER

STIGO: THE FOLDING ELECTRIC SCOOTER
This versatile electric scooter stands out thanks to its light weight and manoeuvrability.

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 !

[EN] accès
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 …

[EN] science
The EDF Pulse Science and Electricity award has gone to two projects

[EN] La saga des prix EDF Pulse

[EN] saga
[EN] Les prix EDF Pulse, remis à la fin du mois d’avril, auront témoigné de la vitalité de l’innovation en matière d’énergie.

The latest innovation trends – well, almost …

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