Top 4 emerging technologies of 2013

By: Zain Nabi  |   August 19th, 2013   |   Living, News

Tackling new technologies needs new challenges. The world is changing and innovative technologies are growing rapidly. This article sheds light on the top 10 emerging technologies the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies identifies. These technologies are a big help in delivering sustainable growth in the world of the 21st century.


Online Electric Vehicles (OLEV):

The first and the most innovative technology is the wireless technology that can be used by vehicle owners. Electric cars will be introduced for next generation which can run via electromagnetic field broadcast from cables that are being installed under the roads. These electromagnetic fields give power to pick-up coil that are set under the floor of the vehicle by which a vehicle runs. Currently these electric vehicles are undergoing road tests in Seoul, South Korea.


Self-healing materials:

Living organisms have an inherent ability that repairs their physical damage no matter how big it is. Another emerging technology of 2013 in Biomimicry is the introduction of non-living structural materials that have all the capabilities of healing themselves when cut, torn or cracked. These self-healing materials manufactured goods with longer lifetimes and the demand of the raw material is reduced. These materials are best used in constructing bodies of aircrafts.


Energy-efficient water purification:

Water scarcity is one of the major problems in almost every part of the world. As the population increases the demand of water is also increasing. Supply of fresh water is decreasing due to competing demands from agriculture, cities and other human uses. One can get an abundant supply of water from the sea but use of energy is considerable – most of them are from fossil fuels – to drive the system of reverse osmosis. Engineers are now looking to introduce an energy system by which they can reduce energy consumption by 50% or more and purify the wastewater. Techniques such as forward-osmosis are a big help in this regard.


Enhanced nutrition to drive health at the molecular level:

Many people are now suffering from malnutrition even in developed countries due to deficiencies of nutrient in their everyday diet. Now scientists are continuously busy in developing naturally consumed proteins which are important in the human diet. These protein supplements contain a greater supply of essential amino acids, and have good taste and texture with improved nutritional characteristic.


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