It seems that nanotechnology is finally reaching the level of specific applications in medicine and biology, ceasing to be an abstraction. A team of Chinese researchers from Fudan University have developed tiny nanogenerators that could potentially sit inside the vein and to generate electricity from blood flow. Technically it is similar to a miniature turbine plant.
Similar experiments were conducted previously. In 2011 Swiss researchers have developed a tiny turbine that could theoretically reside in the arteries, but they provoked the occurrence of blood clots, which, of course, was unacceptable.
The Chinese created a new type of power generating device based on an ordered set of carbon nanotubes are wrapped around a polymer core. The power of the energy generated is not reported, although it is argued that it is 20% higher than other devices of this type. The technology is still at an early stage of development, but researchers say that implanting such nonelectrostatic in the artery of frogs has been successful. So, in principle, it may appear inside of a person.
Although the Swiss city, it is difficult to call it densely populated, the country is often gridlocked and is faced with logistical difficulties. To solve them intend Association Cargo Sous Terrain. By 2040 it will be built on the North of the country a futuristic underground tunnel — solar powered, smart sensors and unmanned trucks for freight.
In the next 20 years the number of lorries on the roads of Switzerland will grow by 37%, predicts a member of the Board of Directors of Cargo Sous Terrain is Daniel Wiener. In parallel, the country has a growing population — it is expected that after 15 years in the Northern regions it will reach 10 million Large cities are already facing logistical difficulties, and in the future the situation will only worsen.
Cargo Sous Terrain is going to reduce congestion by 40% using-the-clock system of transportation. The organization, which included several large Swiss companies, by 2040, will build the tunnels. They will move the drone of the trucks with loads. From the tunnel at the locations the goods will deliver electric cars.
The whole system will be powered by renewable energy. Thus Cargo Sous Terrain hopes to reduce CO2 emissions by 80%. At first, the electric vehicle will be manned, but then you will be able to do without drivers.
The world has enough examples of how modern technology is being used to help people, although they were originally designed for entertainment. Another example is the company Samsung Electronics and its original virtual reality helmet.
This helmet want to use for the treatment of diseases of the psyche. The company will collaborate with hospitals Gangnam Severance and a software developers firm, FNI. In addition to the helmet I want to use S Health, smart watches and Bixby (voice assistant).
All this together will be a diagnostic system for the prevention of suicide and for those who suffer from depression.
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However, virtual reality is already used by some hospitals, but this approach is not yet was none.
The building will be one of Europe's first printed on a 3D printer buildings to meet strict official norms and standards of the EU, writes 3D a pulse.
The aim of the project the BOD is to prove that 3D printing is not only suitable for the demonstration, which was implemented already in many cities around the world, but also to the construction according to European rules. What buildings and structures built using 3D printing has already been presented in the world we described in a large review.
Since the aim of the project is to demonstrate and spur other market players, 3D Printhuset is specially underestimated the technical specifications of the 3D printing system. The company said that the BOD is intended to show the feasibility of 3D printing in construction by European standards, not to prove the effectiveness of a particular technology. The team uses a 3D printer the size of 8h8h6 meters, capable of printing at a speed of 2.5 meters per minute. The system prints the layers with height of 20 mm, a width of 50-70 mm.
During the construction of the BOD will also show the flexibility of 3D printing, even in the literal sense – the architects proposed a project with curved walls and organic "ripple effect". Engineers say that traditional methods are not always suitable for creating custom shapes – often such projects are much more expensive. In turn, the design of the BOD there are no straight lines or walls, the only straight elements – Windows and doors. At the BOD will be partially printed on a 3D printer Foundation.
The company reported that construction is moving fast enough. The Foundation of the building is already mortgaged, the 3D printer installed at site and used to complete the Foundation and 3D print walls. 3D Printhuset expect to complete construction in the fall.
Tendencies of architecture of the last century led to the emergence in many cities of Ukraine long tall apartment buildings. Without further ADO, the locals usually call these homes a "Chinese wall". They have almost all the major cities of the country, and not in a single instance. For example, in Odessa homes — "Chinese walls" at least five.
But on the very longest in the world of high-rise building, has received, besides, the name "home hive" in the category "Awesome Ukraine" will tell her constant host — Tatiana Rudnev.