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The Top 10 Innovations That You Didn't Know

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1) Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways is a research and development project focused on creating an effective, long-lasting, and cost-efficient road surface made of solar panels. The panels would be hexagonal (to make it easier to drive on) and use LED lights to create lines or other shapes to guide drivers during nighttime hours. These roads would also contain heating elements underneath their surface, which could melt snow on contact (saving states thousands of dollars in snow removal costs) or keep the asphalt from freezing. This idea has certainly been met with some skepticism--but for good reason: it's been brought up before without any tangible results. Still, developers insist they are making progress; here's hoping we'll see something tangible soon.

2) Smog Free Tower

Imagine breathing clean air, free of harmful pollutants. A Dutch architecture firm called Studio Roosegaarde has built a tower in China that purifies 30,000 cubic meters of air every hour and releases it into a nearby greenhouse. Designed to improve life in smog-filled megacities like Beijing and New Delhi, cities around the world could one day have similar towers to reduce pollution by 80%. The structure works using a technology called an ionic field. Towers produce ions which create charged particles...it’s like perfume for smog, making it easier for them to be absorbed into clouds where they are dissolved, said Daan Roosegaarde in an interview with CNN. Each part (smog extractor, social space, and viewing platform) can move upwards or downwards independently to accommodate events taking place within each space. This way people living around the tower will experience no disruption when there is an event at ground level. It's all about embracing technology, Roosegaarde says. We have to embrace new technologies to continue as human beings. Innovation doesn't necessarily mean change is bad; instead, it's figuring out how new developments can complement our own lives .. . and China's Smog Free Tower could do just that.

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3) Eye Ball Helps Blind to See Again

A device has been invented to help people who have lost their sight see again. The Optacon was introduced in 1969 and was available for anyone who had lost sight. It could be used for reading books, watching TV, or looking at pictures. The person using it would run a finger over a grid of raised dots and get information about what they were touching from two small speakers on either side of them. Information about how many dots there were and how far apart they were helped to create an image in their mind's eye of what they were touching with their finger. By feeling around people could identify letters or numbers but also learn to tell shapes apart by looking at something like a piece of fruit and learning where its curve is relative to surrounding bumps and so on.

4) Cradle of Life

The discovery of Earth's first known fossil deposits in Australia was a huge deal—not only did they reveal a veritable trove of living organisms, but they also helped geologists understand what conditions may have been like on our planet hundreds of millions of years ago. But where are these fossils today? In 2011, Australian Museum scientist Sue Handled an expedition to rediscover them. Here's how she pulled it off. A five-year-old boy walks down his driveway with his dog towards their trashcan and stares intently at something for several minutes before returning inside. His mother is concerned about him playing alone and calls over her neighbor, who is impressed by whatever he saw and invites him to look again tomorrow with some older kids from next door. Unfortunately, no one takes her up on her offer but when one of those kids goes outback near that same spot some months later he finds a neat pile of rocks near the side fence and decides to take them home rather than leaving them for whoever dropped them there.

5) Transparent Aluminum

In 2004, researchers at Northwestern University announced a revolutionary new type of aluminum. While most aluminum products are opaque, or at best translucent, their new invention is completely transparent — even when it’s curved. Since then, it has been used to build skyscrapers and an unlimited number of other products (and has turned heads). Why hasn’t everyone heard about transparent aluminum? Probably because only nine samples have ever been produced. As soon as each one was made, it was immediately sent out for research purposes or turned into a sale-able product (often with price tags upwards of $1 million). That’s why despite its appearance in countless sci-fi movies and TV shows like Star Trek, it hasn’t become mainstream just yet. At least not until now... The impossible material scientists called graphene might be changing all that. It's thin, lightweight, strong, and super flexible – everything we could ask for from an ideal material to revolutionize our world. But what makes graphene so special is something else entirely: It's also completely see-through! So far scientists have managed to make small strips of graphene but there are already big plans in place to ramp up production. Soon enough we'll be able to see through walls and windows again – but will anyone still call them glass? It may take a while before we can start replacing windows but there’s more than one way you can experience super thin clear materials today!

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6) Invisibility Cloak

Scientists have developed a way to hide objects from sight. A group of researchers from Australia and Japan has created a cloak – essentially, a container – that hides whatever is placed inside it by bending light around it. Light does not reflect off an object which is covered with such a cloak, making it invisible to onlookers (click here for details). What makes invisibility cloaks special is that they’re also 3D; most invisibility-making materials either bend light in two dimensions or only work on very small objects. Because of these limitations, other forms of camouflaging technology are often preferred over invisibility cloaks—things like camo clothing and face paint are cheap, easy to use, and effective at hiding one thing at a time. But invisibility cloaks change all that: They can be scaled up so they’ll work on larger objects; they can also be used to make people disappear (the same technology could be used to block heat as well as visible light), giving us camouflage suits that make us vanish in any environment without needing any active power source.

7) Clean Energy Car

Electric cars are getting better. Fast. In fact, for several years, electric car sales in Norway—the world’s largest EV market—have outpaced sales of conventional cars. There are now more than 472,000 EVs on Norwegian roads (nearly one for every 20 residents), and Tesla’s Model S has been a bestseller for two years running. The Netherlands, China, France, India, Norway, and Sweden have all announced plans to phase out gas-powered cars entirely by 2025 or earlier. And these examples are just from 2015! Battery-powered vehicles aren’t just a niche play any longer—and we predict it will be only a matter of time before they become mainstream in urban areas worldwide.

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8) Human Bionic Ear

People who are born with moderate to severe hearing loss have only two options: Get a hearing aid or get a cochlear implant. Neither of these fixes everything, though. With a hearing aid, people may still feel isolated from friends and family, unable to hear everything clearly in certain settings (like restaurants). A cochlear implant is an electronic device implanted under the skin behind one ear. The microphone picks up sound and sends it to a processor and transmitter on the other side of your head, which then sends electrical impulses directly into your auditory nerve (the nerve responsible for hearing). The brain hears these impulses as sounds. But even with all its advances, many people still struggle with spoken communication after getting a cochlear implant.

9) Smart Bed Mattress

This mattress is fitted with a smart chip and when sleeping on it, your phone will also be in contact with it. The sensors embedded into these mattresses are capable of monitoring your sleep quality including heart rate, respiration, and temperature. This data can be analyzed to improve and regulate your sleep patterns. So if you wake up feeling tired every morning or have problems falling asleep in time, there’s no need to worry because Smart Bed Mattress will help you out! In addition to making sure that you get enough sleep and wake up fresh each day, they also collect various information related to body movement during sleeping which can be analyzed by doctors to predict any abnormalities before they even happen.

10) Translator Eyeglasses

Never be caught without a translator again! Whether you’re traveling abroad or talking to an out-of-town client, simply slip on your Translator Eyeglasses and instantly translate conversations into one of 11 languages. And since they’re hands-free, all of your other senses will still be intact for more in-depth communication. *Price tag includes acquisition costs only. We recommend saving money by purchasing two pairs: One pair for business with colleagues and clients, and another pair to wear around town during travel.* Wi-Fi Bracelet (with Geo-tracking): Tired of feeling alone when you go outdoors? Simply slip on your Wi-Fi Bracelet and chat live with other Wi-Fi Bracelet wearers within 20 feet; perfect for lonely afternoons or spontaneous meetups in new cities. Tap once to let others know you’re open to talking; tap twice to put yourself on mute so everyone can hear each other clearly; tap three times if you want privacy from friends but not total strangers.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Ghulam Nabi Memon

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