Articles by Amélie Van De Wynckele

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Low Technology or How to Innovate While Respecting Nature and Man

Appearing over 50 years ago, the beginnings of low technology were quickly stifled by pressure groups, especially in the United States, before being reborn at the beginning of the 21st century, in response to the deteriorating economic and environmental situation. Before discussing its characteristics and making some illustrations, let’s see how this phenomenon is defined. […]


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Cocktail of Innovations to Curb Counterfeit Alcohol

  Alcohol is far from escaping the counterfeiting that is poisoning the world’s largest producers of wines and spirits. Despite the measures they have taken to combat counterfeiters – ever more numerous and ingenious – the phenomenon appears to know no bounds. Can technology finally put an end to this scourge, to best satisfy consumers […]


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Neom – Project of a Megalomaniac or a Visionary Saudi Prince?

Wishing to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on black gold and restore the somewhat damaged image of his country, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) announced in 2017 the creation of a $500 billion megalopolis, whose technological innovations will know no limits or bounds.   Characteristics of a pharaonic project Nothing is too big for Neom: […]


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Forest Industry Called On to Capitalize on Technological Innovations

Demographic projections for the end of the century say that our forests ­– a truly varied and productive living environment – can continue to satisfy human needs in terms of food, medicinal plants and firewood. Focusing on research and development as well as on technological innovations to develop new products, processes and markets, the sector […]


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Ever More Surprising Architectural Innovations

With design being midway between creation (arts) and research (sciences), innovation in architecture aims to create “ordinary things in an extraordinary way”, says Jacques White, director of the school of architecture of the Université Laval. How does this innovation materialize, which revolves around design, materials and working methods?     Design Innovation in architecture is […]


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The Significant Influence of Lifestyle on the Skeleton

How far we have come since the days when we thought the skeleton was rigid or, more recently, when we thought that only DNA had an influence on our bones! In studying the skeleton, osteobiography reveals how the bones adapt to our new lifestyles and influence our body and health.   The Paleolithic Age and […]


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Gymnastics Put to the Test by Technology at the 2020 Olympic Games

Japanese computer giant Fujitsu is partnering with the International Gymnastics Federation (IGF) to offer technology to assess gymnasts’ performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Judges, viewers and athletes should be satisfied with this technological development based on artificial intelligence.     Tests scrutinized by artificial intelligence The press conference on November 20, 2018, by […]


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Can we achieve parity in management positions for the technology sector?

During the second Tech For Good summit, leading tech companies tackled the issue of parity in managerial positions or on boards of Directors. What has been achieved? What is the portrait of the current situation? How would the economy benefit?   Ambitious goal At a reception at the Élysée, hosted last May by President Macron, […]


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Technology Comes to the Rescue of Animals Threatened by Poaching

In parallel with the establishment of World Wildlife Day by the United Nations in 2014, a variety of measures have been deployed in the parks of Africa and Asia to combat poaching of endangered species. Technology will be of great help to try to curb this growing scourge whose effects could also harm the tourism […]


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Technology Supporting Notre-Dame’s Reconstruction

The emotion and stupor in the first hours following the fire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, quickly gave way to the time for reconstruction. Experts, architects, engineers… everyone descended on the media to give their opinion on the matter, to say nothing of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, who called […]


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Handle Robot by Boston Dynamics: Our Future Colleague?

Announced at the Robotics Summit & Expo in May 2018, the new version of the Handle Robot by Boston Dynamics has just burst on the scene. With a humanoid appearance, this very agile robot could provide considerable support to warehouse staff within a few years.     The Boston Dynamics Company A brainchild of the […]


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Carbon Dioxide In All Its Forms

In this era of global warming, the issue of carbon dioxide (CO2) has never been so current. Aside from its presence in the atmosphere in minuscule quantities (0.04%, compared to 78% for nitrogen, 21% for oxygen and 0.9% for argon), carbon dioxide is also produced by man from numerous industrial activities, in alarming proportions. To […]


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