Laboratory dairy products. Now more and more companies are exploring ways to artificially create animal products. This is partly due to the fact that the production of milk and dairy products cannot be called environmentally friendly. Plus, it’s easier to produce them in the laboratory than meat.
Digital health-conscious twins. A scanner has already been created in the United States that will examine hundreds of people per hour. In the future, the developers hope to produce a special digital human avatar – a kind of digital twin, which will be updated with each new scan. This will allow doctors to determine which patient should be examined first.
Green funeral. People will be buried in the most environmentally friendly way. In the state of Washington in the USA, for example, there is already a similar method – compost. There is also an alternative – burial in a special suit made from mushrooms and other microorganisms. The third option mentioned in the material is alkaline hydrolysis. This method involves splitting the body into chemical components for 6 hours in a sealed chamber.
Artificial eyes. Already in January of this year in Israel, a 78-year-old patient was first implanted with an artificial cornea. In 2020, scientists created an artificial iris that adapts to smart contact lenses to help correct visual impairments. In addition, researchers are developing special wireless brain implants.
Airports for drones and flying taxis. The first airport of its kind is currently under construction – in the UK.
Smart stitches that detect infections. 17-year-old schoolgirl Dacia Taylor has developed stitches that change to dark purple if an infection gets into the wound. There are also stitches that analyze the condition of the wound and send information to the smartphone.
Energy saving bricks. Research is currently underway that will allow bricks to store energy like a battery.
Sweat-powered smartwatch. Scientists at the University of Glasgow have created such a device. It will be able to replace batteries that contain a lot of toxic substances.
Self-healing “living concrete”. A team of researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder developed this material using sand, gel and bacteria.
Living robots. In other words, they are living programmable organisms. The developer of such bots, Joshua Bonnard, says that in the future they may help in the collection of microplastics or in the study of the human body.
Tactile virtual reality. Northwestern University has created a prototype device that will make touch in virtual reality tangible. For this, a special flexible material will be used, containing small vibrating parts that will attach to the skin.
Universal Internet Access. It turns out that now, the author writes, only about half of the entire population of the planet have access to the Internet. Large companies (like Google) are trying to solve this problem.
Heart rate monitoring T-shirt. The KYMIRA company has created such a development. The system detects the heart rate and uploads the results via Bluetooth to the cloud. In the cloud, algorithms analyze data and determine the presence of arrhythmias.
Creation of new products from coffee grounds. This is already being done by bio-bean. Its employees collect coffee residues and process them in a special way for the production of aromas, bioplastics, logs for biofuel.
Putting out fires with sounds. It is assumed that in the future, drones will fight forest fires. They will direct loud sounds to the trees, which will block the fire’s access to oxygen.
AI researcher. Scientists from Tufts University (Massachusetts) have created artificial intelligence, which independently in 42 hours was able to figure out how the sea worm regenerates. That is, the machine was able to formulate a new abstract theory.
Car batteries that charge in 10 minutes. We are talking about electric vehicles. The research results are published in Joule.
Unmanned trucks. Mercedes and Peloton are already thinking about implementing such developments.
Artificial neurons in silicon chips. Researchers have figured out how to create human-like neurons. Such chips in the future, as the authors of the development hope, will stand in implants that will help in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and heart failure.
Floating farms. The project of such a structure was presented by the architect Javier Ponce. The farm will have three tiers, the first of which will house solar panels, the second – vegetable beds, and the last – an enclosed space with fish. According to the specialist’s forecasts, such a farm will produce 8.1 tons of vegetables and 1.7 tons of fish annually.
Pleistocene Park. This is a project of the Russian scientist Sergei Zima. The park is a space similar to the ecosystem of mammoth steppes.
Almost complete isolation. For this, aerogels will be used – special materials that are used for thermal insulation.