Amazing New technology and Science discoveries we will see in the year 2018. Wait and Watch
Year 2017 was amazing and now we are into 2018 and hope this will also turn out as amazing as the previous one. Here we are going to see how world is changing in 2018.
10+ new technological advancements, facts and discoveries we are going to see in year 2018
- India launches its first space mission to the moon
India will launch and land its first ever rover on the lunar surface this year. ISRO the Indian Space and Research Organisation is planning to land its first lunar rover as a part of India’s moon mission. ISRO is expecting March 2018 landing of the same. This plan is called as Chandrayaan-2 project.
- Scientist begin testing CRISPER gene editing on humans
CRISPER – A game changing genetic engineering technology. CRISPER stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. Using this technique scientist can now edit genomes. It allows researchers to alter DNA sequence and modify gene function of humans, animals and plants. This new approach is much faster and easier compare to previous techniques for modifying DNA.
- NASA’s robotic Lander Insight lands on Mars
To study the interior and surface of mars NASA designed Insight a robotic mass lender. This will help scientist to understand history of Earth and solar system. It was manufactured in 2010 and was originally planned to launch in March 2016 but due to some technicalities the project was postponed.
NASA announced in March 2016 that project is rescheduled for 5 May 2018. The name InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport.
- Aquaculture provides the majority of the world’s seafood
Aquaculture is the farming of fish, aquatic plants, algae and other aquatic organism. Good news for all seafood lovers. Now in this year aquaculture will provide all the majority of world’s seafood requirements.
- A vaccine for type 1 diabetes begins human trials
It’s a massive breakthrough in the field of fight against diabetes. A prototype of vaccine is prepared that can prevent type 1 diabetes in children is ready for clinical trials. It is a decade long research, it is not a cure and it will not eradicate this disease, but this vaccine is expected to make immune system strong against a virus that has been found to trigger the body’s defenses into attacking itself. It is a long breakthrough which helps reducing the number of new diabetes cases each year.
- The world’s population exceeds 7.600.000,000 people
World population is total number of humans currently living. As of December 2017 world populations is at 7.44 billion. It is expected to exceed 7.6 billion at the end of 2018.
- Bitcoin price hits $60,000 per coin
Bitcoin a crypto currency and was released in 2009. Bitcoin is a new kind of money. It can be exchanged for other currencies, product and services. The digital currency market capitalization is $ 90 billion as of now. In January 2017 one Bitcoin was equal to approximately $900 USD. At the end of December 2017 it reaches to approximately $15000 USD. There are speculations from market analyses that this digital currency will hit $60000 USD mark at the end of year 2018.
- Scientist drill into Earth’s mantle to explore its composition
After so many decades of work and study geologist/Scientist may finally drill into Earth’s mantle. Earth’ mantle is only 10 km beneath the ocean floor. This will be a big breakthrough in the study of geology; scientist may finally discover how they can prevent Earth quakes. The mantle makes up more than 80% of the Earth’s mass. Three drilling sites have been considers all are in the Pacific Ocean. One is off Hawaii, another one is off Costa Rica and last one is off Mexico.
- World’s sales of electric vehicle reaches 5,200,000
An Electric vehicle or hybrid car is an automobile which is not emitting any co2 or we can say that puts out no emission. It is an environment friendly vehicle. 95 percent of the total sales of EV’s are from majorly from 10 countries (China, the United States, Japan, Canada, Norway, Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden) Globally. In order to limit in increase in the temperature EV’s were introduced. It is expected that sales of electric vehicle will exceeds 5 million marks at the end of year 2018.
- New Zealand shuts down its last large coal-fired power generator
New Zealand Electricity Company Genesis energy is taking a bold step to curb CO2 emission in the environment. They announced that they will shut down their last two coal-fired plants till the end of December 2018. This step is country’s goal of being powered by renewable energy by 2025.
- Several complex surgeries are now performed by robots
This idea may seem scary but scientist are developing technology to make it happen and doing it safely. The goal of doing robotic surgery in medicine is to provide improved diagnostics, the ability to do smaller and more precise interventions and less invasive and more comfortable experience for the patient. Robots are used for more complex surgeries now days, like the removal of fibroids, joint replacements, open-heart surgery and kidney surgeries. It will be a massive breakthrough in the field of medicine to be seen in 2018.
- Japan lands an unnamed probe on the moon
The Japanese aerospace Exploration Agency announce about a plan to land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the moon by 2018. It this project is going to be a success Japan will also become one of the nations to touch down on the lunar surface. Till now only USA, the former soviet union and China has done this. The cost of this mission is estimated somewhere between US $83 to $125 million and is in planning phase and still pending approval from the government. It will revolutionize the research for mineral deposit on moon and might be stepping stone for exploring mars. The plan is to develop a high precision technology which later can be used for future manned mission to either moon or mars.
These are some of the amazing technological advancements, facts and discoveries we will see this year, stay tuned for more ….