There are many new technological ideas emerging and a lot many research activities are going on in various fields. Many of them may sound fascinating to imagine at the same time many of them will soon be coming for practical usage to ordinary people in the near future. Some of the most innovative technological advancement which we can expect in the future is shared below.
UPCOMING HI-TECH IDEAS AND INVENTIONS –
Table Of Contents
- 1 UPCOMING HI-TECH IDEAS AND INVENTIONS –
- 1.1 HYPERLOOP:
- 1.2 FIRE EXHAUSTION SYSTEM WHICH USES SOUND:
- 1.3 SPACE BALLOON:
- 1.4 BREATHALYSER CARS:
- 1.5 THE INTERNET FOR EVERYONE:
- 1.6 ROBOT PERSONALITIES:
- 1.7 SMART FOOD LABELS:
- 1.8 SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS:
- 1.9 HUMAN HEAD TRANSPLANTS:
- 1.10 AIRSHIP HOLIDAYS:
- 1.11 FLOATING FARMS:
- 1.12 NEAR PERFECT INSULATION:
- 1.13 3D PRINTED CARS:
Hyperloop trains are high-speed trains which can travel up to a speed of 760mph in a vacuum tunnel which is propelled by compressed air and induction motor. This one is a dream project of Tesla Motors founder ELON MUSK for which a test site has been chosen, and testing process may start within two years. If it starts functioning this will be one of the world’s fastest modes of travel.
FIRE EXHAUSTION SYSTEM WHICH USES SOUND:
This idea which can be used to put off a forest fire. This methodology involves using of sound waves which behave to be a pressure wave to disrupt air surrounding the fire, which cuts off the oxygen supply (which acts as the fuel). At the right frequency, the fire simply dies out. This technique has been recently demonstrated by researchers at George Mason University in Virginia using their sonic extinguishers.
This technology is the initial step towards space tourism. The company world view Enterprises want to send tourists into the stratosphere which is 32km above the earth, and this height would be sufficient to witness the curvature of the earth. The balloon has already undergone test flight in the June month.
The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed devices that can monitor alcohol levels by sniffing driver’s breath or scan the blood in their fingertips via the steering wheel, and this works by immobilizing the car if the levels are too high.
THE INTERNET FOR EVERYONE:
ELON MUSK, who is known to be the founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX is turning his attention back to the internet. He is planning to send 4000 small satellites into lower earth orbit which would beam back high-speed wireless signals to everyone on the planet. He hopes to complete the project by 2020.
Google has obtained a patent technology which is reminiscent of genuine people. Owners could choose a personality to match their needs or select one based on a fictional character or even a loved one.
SMART FOOD LABELS:
We as a consumer are guided by ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ dates on food packaging. This new smart food label technology involves invention called “bump mark” which is originally developed for blind people. This label starts out smooth and gets bumpier as the food starts decaying. It decays at the same rate as any protein based food within. It is far more accurate than printed dates.
Self-driving trucks are also similar to self-driving cars which use computers, and these trucks could drive in convoys, nose to tail, to minimize wind resistance. Already companies like Mercedes and peloton are already exploring these possibilities.
HUMAN HEAD TRANSPLANTS:
Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon who conducted a trail for the first human head transplant in the year 2016, though no successful animal transplants with long-term survival have yet been made due to the difficulty in spinal cord connection. He noticed improvements in the process using some specially made blade and polyethylene glycol which is a polymer used widely for various purpose. He assumes that it can help in starting growth in the spinal cord nerves.
The UK built AIRLANDER 10 is a hybrid airship is known to use helium(around 60%) for its lift, and the rest is by its wide wing like hull. The first Airship has been given government grants to investigate whether they could replace the long haul freight truck and cargo ships.
Based on the predictions there will be two billion more people in the world by 2050, creating a huge demand for 70% more food. By that time, 80% of us will be living in cities. Thus, farms moored on the sea or inland lakes close to the towns would reduce food miles. Architect Javier ponce designed a new method of forthlooking thinking architecture shows a 24m tall, with three-tiered structure powered by the solar panels on top. The middle tier is organized to grow veggies over an area of 51,000sq.m, not by using soil but by adding nutrients in liquid. These nutrients and plant matter would drop into bottom layer to feed fish, which we can in an enclosed space. A single smart floating farm measuring 350*200m would produce 8.1tonnes of vegetables and 1.7 tons of fish a year. So, we can expect our vegetables to be harvested from the sea.
NEAR PERFECT INSULATION:
Aerogel is a material which is full of tiny holes, made by extracting all the liquid from a gel. Aerogel consists of 95 percent pores. Gas molecules cannot squeeze inside this pores as it is subtle in size between 20-50 nm. This phenomenon concludes aerogels can’t transport heat, making it a material with the great insulating property. This unusual electrical property of aerogels also makes them suitable for applications like lightweight antennae for mobile phones, satellites, and aircraft.
3D PRINTED CARS:
The 3D printing technology is becoming more popular nowadays. These printers are capable of printing complex objects in almost any material. Many car companies are already using this technology to print prototype models and to create specific parts of a vehicle. But, automotive startup local motors are aiming to start production of cars using this 3D printing technology.
So, these are some of the significant technological innovations which we may use shortly.