15 incredible scientific breakthroughs
The line between science fiction and science leveled more and more every day. We offer you an overview of recent scientific and medical advances, which a few years ago seemed unreal.
The printer is in 3D
The printer is in the 3D format for a long time at the hearing, but never ceases to amaze their capabilities. Use it to create objects of a different nature, from chemical to rubber and metal. You can select the desired program, for example, footwear tailoring, vehicle, weapon or prosthetics, and the printer will perform the task.
Dental patches from Japan
Dentist emergency services will not be needed, as Japanese scientists have developed a special strength patches that are placed on the teeth and protect against all sorts of injuries, including dental caries. They are made of basic minerals and enamel are available in the market within a few years. They also have other properties: cosmetic effect to achieve perfect white tooth, practicality of use.
Meat, grown in the laboratory
Vegetarians will soon be able to indulge themselves with meat of non-animal origin. Today it is very expensive. It is grown in the laboratory animal of just a few cells. For the first time this experiment was conducted by Dutch researchers in 2013. This technology can help people with muscle disease.
Robot fossil fuel
For the operation of robots consume different types of energy. Traditional sources now believe the electricity and hydrocarbon fuels. Robots near future, e.g., EATR (energetically independent tactical robot), will run on fuels of organic origin. The robot itself will be able to feed themselves and, therefore, for a long time work.
mice with human brain cells
Mankind has long been studying stem cells and are still struggling with the moral and ethical dilemma, because they receive them from embryos. Human stem cells can cure many diseases. Recently, they have been implanted in the brains of mice. As a result, the animals developed more functional departments.
While this sounds like science fiction, drones are now becoming the main participants of military operations. The smallest robot, is considered "Micro air vehicle". This UAV only 15 cm in length. Scientists promise that soon will the drones the size of insects. In a dystopian future wars will be fought on the computers, all written in the book of science fiction.
The cell spray for skin
Scientists and plastic surgeons from Australia, and Marie Stone Fiona Vuud began developing technology to help the victims, pluchit severe burns. Spray applied to the damaged area of the skin, which recovers 75% of cases. The US armed forces are already using this technology.
Silk of transgenic goats
Combinations of genes spiders and goats sounds like the plot of a fantastic story, but it's closer to reality than you might think. The company Nexia Biotechnology has successfully created transgenic goats with spider genes, capable of weaving webs, ultra-thin and ultraprochnogo material that is extracted from their milk. The resulting web tenfold stronger than steel and can be used in prosthetics, for making light body armor.
The camera in pill
Many people are familiar with such a horrible procedure as colonoscopy, but the new technology will make it absolutely simple - you just need to swallow a pill with a camera. Given Imaging Company has established a similar camera "PillCam". Already 1, 5 million patients have experienced the technology, but not in all countries available.
Cloning endangered animal species
Incredibly, scientists probably would not have seen the movie "Jurassic Park." Cloning is no surprise today. In Russia and in South Korea, scientists have tried to clone mammoths. You can clone tilatsina and ibex. We hope that the turn of the raptors will not come.
prosthesis, controlled by thought
Extremity Prosthetics today developed not properly, but new technologies based on the ideas of science fiction, designed to improve this area of medicine. The inventor of scooters "Segway" founded the company, has been developing a prosthetic arm that can be controlled by thought, "DEKA arm". Electronic impulses through special sensors transmit a signal prosthesis, and he performs even complex tasks - the key opens the door. The prosthesis is improving all the time and will soon be available to patients in need.
The distinctive features of the future are robots that do housework or very complex technological problems. A robot anesthesiologist finds application in medicine. During the operation, the role of the anesthesiologist is very important and difficult as it is to every minute to monitor the patient's condition. These functions will be performed by robots. Today they take part in the operations.
The wheelchair controlled by thought
Manage prosthetic attached to the body - this one, and to control the chair, which is able to move the power of thought, it is incredible to be true. But such chair will soon be available. Scientists of the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have developed and controlled by thought, and a computer chair that performs simple commands, such as "" go forward "or" turn left ".
The man with a microchip
The implantation of the chip sounds like something terrible from Orwell's novel "1984" or Huxley's "Brave New World". A microchip implanted for a long time pet to know their whereabouts, but the idea that the same is done with people's scary. It will allow to obtain medical information, if the person is unconscious, but with the same success, someone will be able to manage people for their own purposes.
sight to the blind, may have been only in the biblical period in the development of mankind, but today is a miracle made possible by technology. Scientists for decades have worked on the development of a bionic eye. In Australia, we come to grips with these expensive technologies. While he may not be 100% return sight to the blind people, but on the technology continue to operate.