The latest developments in science and technology

The world is rapidly progressing, with scientific and technological developments catapulting new opportunities that we never even imagined were possible.

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Science and technology developments
Scientific developments have dramatically changed the way we live. Photo: Skeeze, Pixabay.

Since the turn of the century, humans have seen absolutely SHOCKING scientific breakthroughs, such as the invention of the smartphone, the development of cars that don’t require fuel, even cures to some of the worst diseases known to mankind.

With all this amazing innovation around us, it is excusable when you fall out of the loop. Chances are, however; if you clicked on this article, it is very likely that you are hoping to catch up on the latest discoveries you may have missed.

Recent times have seen some of the most stunning technological and scientific breakthroughs of all time and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Rather, the complete opposite. Things are moving fast in the world of discovery.

If you’re like most people in your curiosity about what has been happening, you will definitely want to know about some of these incredible discoveries from recent times. So without any further delay, here’s the latest in science and technology.

Take a Tour of an Active Volcano

Yes. You read that correctly. You can now take a virtual tour of the inside of an active volcano. For anyone who just saw the word “virtual” and lost interest, you may want to consider what a tour of an active volcano would be like, were you to even attempt doing so.

For all those interested; an active volcano is one of the most marvellous displays of creation and destruction that nature has to offer any curious and appreciative explorer.

Anyone with more than two brain cells in their head knows that exploring one in person would almost certainly lead to catastrophic results.

The virtual tour allows explorers to delve into the depths of one of nature’s greatest and scariest attributes. To take the tour, you can head to the website and let your curiosity get the better of you! https://www.airpano.ru/files/Iceland-Inside-the-Volcano/2-2

Cyborg City

CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, was recently granted $27 million in funds to assist research in merging humans and machines. Yep. Humans are now trying to merge their intelligence with computers.

For all those ‘Skynet’ enthusiasts out there that immediately thought of judgement day brought about by machine overlords, let your fear go.

Elon seeks to merge artificial intelligence, because he firmly believes that human intelligence needs to be able to keep up with the advancements in artificial intelligence.

Humans, though still evolving, are not evolving as fast as the machines we create and Elon seeks to remedy this be ensuring our species keeps up with the technology we create for ourselves.

Self-Destruct

What if you could get all the use out of something – anything – and then it simply vanished, so that you didn’t need to deal with it anymore? Imagine dishes that vanish after you’ve eaten so that you do not need to clean up!

Well, scientists have made an impressive discovery recently, which has brought into fruition a material that does exactly that. The process, which likely takes inspiration from how nature re-uses molecules, is likely to pave a path to materials that don’t require recycling.

They simply vanish!

No Battery, No Worries!

Have you ever found yourself out and about, only to have the trip marred by a dying cell phone battery? You simply can’t find a charging port anywhere and you are waiting for that important call. What on Earth can you do?

It’s a horrible feeling, knowing that our cell phones are out of battery; but what if that were a thing of the past? Recent technological developments have led to the creation of a cell phone that uses such a miniscule amount of power (only a few microwatts).

Though the phone is only currently able to make calls and receive them, researchers are hoping that this new invention will pave the way for future smartphones that do not require a power source.

Keeping up with the incredible discoveries humans make can be tasking unless you’re willing to literally sit at your computer all day, every day for the rest of your life. Amazing creations, innovations and discoveries are found and created daily. There’s a lot to keep up with.

Whether it is technology or advancements in literally any other field, scientific developments of the human way of life are crucial to our survival as a species. On the other hand, of course, they are also simply something that makes life so much more fun and liveable.

Every day, new things are created around you and some science whiz-kid somewhere in the world discovers something incredible that will aid in research for scientists everywhere.

Though it is a long and quite detailed subject, science is something that can be appreciated by every person on the planet as something that can and will continue to improve your life for years. If you’re really adamant, try making some discoveries of your own! You never know the incredible things you may have to contribute!