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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[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] volcan

#Energy

How Iceland is drawing power from magma

Icelandic scientists have succeeded in creating supercritical water, a form of ultra-concentrated green energy.
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[EN] cafe

#Energy

The recharging potential of a cup of coffee

With the onE Puck electronic coaster, drinking a coffee could soon help you out when your mobile goes flat.
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archi

#Home

The grant for innovative young architects

This year's EDF Foundation Young Architects grant focuses on using imagination in times of crisis
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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] mur

#Energy

What's new in home energy efficiency?

It is possible to build or renovate your house sustainably – by channelling heat from your computer, for example.
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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] habitat

#Home

The various facets of social housing

New kinds of social housing are emerging all over the world in response to the housing crisis.
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[EN] chaud froid

#Energy

How do you generate heat from cold ?

A retailer has installed an innovative heat distribution system generating heat from cold storage facilities
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25 petabytes: how EDF is approaching big data

#Energy

25 petabytes: how EDF is approaching big data

The company is preparing for exponential growth in the gathering and use of digital data.
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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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fermer

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 latest innovation trends – well, almost …

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

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Planning for the long term

Planning for the long term
An interview with Stéphane Andrieux, scientific director at EDF research and development.

The international juries for the EDF Pulse Awards

[EN] jury
The juries for the EDF Pulse Awards bring together prominent figures from the world of innovation.