Science and technology play a vital role in our lives and the scientists around the world are giving their best to advance our civilization to the best of the technological era. Many scientific discoveries and inventions are being made every day to help us lead a better life along with conserving the environment. Some such amazing sciences inventions are given that are sure to boost our way of living.
- Exploding Bacteria.
The scientists have created an Escherichia coli cell which explodes upon contact with certain pathogens and kills both the pathogen and itself.
This way curing a person will be done with an explosion.
- Eternal data storage disc.
A nano-structured glass is used to record and retrieve data. This storage device is a small glass disk about the size of an American quarter that can hold 360TB of data and remain intact up to 1,000°C. The average shelf life at room temperature would be theoretically 13.8 billion years i.e the Universe’s age.
Data is written on the device using an ultrafast laser via short and intense light pulses. Each file is written in three layers of nanostructured dots that are only 5 micrometers apart. When read, the data is realized in five dimensions: the three-dimensional position of the nanostructured dots as well as their size and orientation.
- Anti-Malaria Mosquitoes.
Genetically modified mosquitoes that live longer and are naturally resistant to malaria can stop the spread of malaria and dengue while eventually eradicating it.
Genes that produce antibodies to plasmodium are inserted in the genes of mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading malaria.
People regenerating their lost parts of the body is now a possibility.
Pig’s bladder has the ability to reawaken a body’s natural healing abilities.This was discovered by Corporal Isaias Hernandez, a soldier who had more than 70% of his leg blown apart in battle. He was told to be better off with an amputation. So he along with a clinical researcher Steven Wolf tried a new approach with a teeny bit of pig’s bladder. This is called the Extracellular Matrix, or EC. This ECM was inserted into his leg and combined with physical therapy and Hernandez was able to regenerate most of his muscles.
- Robotic telepathy.
In the study, the researchers described how they collected electroencephalography (EEG) data from volunteers as those individuals watched a common type of industrial humanoid robot, called Baxter, decide which of two objects to pick up.
This data was analyzed using machine-learning algorithms that can detect ErrPs in just 10 to 30 milliseconds. This means results could be fed back to the robot in real time, allowing it to correct its course midway, the researchers said.
- Sonar gloves.
This glove is developed by a pair of Japanese Ph.D. candidates from Tsukuba University. This electronic glove uses sonar technology to let the wearer “feel” things underwater that they are not physically touching. When it detects an object in range, it will provide haptic feedback to the user by hitting the fingertips with pulses of water. The closer the gloved hand gets to an object, the harder the jets pump water, letting the user know how close their hand is to the object.
- Liquid lens.
This liquid optical lens was created by Bruno Berge, a physicist and inventor.
A water drop is deposited on a metal substrate and covered by a thin insulating layer. When a voltage is applied to the metal, it modifies the angle of the liquid drop. This process is called Electro-wetting.
Two liquids are taken to create this lens- one a conductor while the other an insulator (oil and water). The focal length is changed by a variation in the voltage which in turn changes the curvature of the liquid-liquid interface.
- Vein identification.
A company named Fujitsu has created this palm-vein identification device for the security purposes.
The veins patterns are unique for everybody, just like the fingerprint and retina. This technology is easier to manage, contactless, cheap and more reliable than the other conventional methods.
- Agricultural drones.
These drones are applied to monitor the crops and increase their growth. These drones are equipped with advanced sensors and digital mapping equipment to give information about the crops, Types of soil and their variations from bird’s view. Additionally, the drones also infrared view to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy crops.
- Genome sequencing.
This is used to find the genes of different Flora and Fauna easily and quickly. This aids in proper breeding and selection.
This can also be used to isolate endangered species suffering from diseases by high-tech gene sequencing machines.
With all these new technological and scientific advancements, a beautiful future is not far. With sustainable development, the future generation can lead a much easier and healthy life.