Technology is responsible for most of the changes in the modern world. The technological breakthroughs comprises of the solutions to the most promising global challenges of today. From human brain modeled computer chips to hydrogen fueled zero-emission cars, the list of top emerging technologies of 2015 is as follows:
- Fuel-Cell Vehicles- There is several advantages of using fuel-cell vehicles over vehicles powered by hydrocarbons or electricity. Its prices are in the range of $70,000. Using natural gas or hydrogen, electricity is generated by fuel cells. Fuel cells and batteries have combined action. Fuel cells used to generate electricity and batteries used to store it until it is supplied to motors of the vehicle.
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- Robots of Next-Generation- In near future, there will be a world where robots will do all types of everyday work. This future is impractical right now. At present, these robots are limited to assembly lines of factories. Human-machine collaboration is becoming a reality due to the advancement in robotic technology. Day by day, robots are becoming more & more flexible and adaptive. Now, robots get benefit from revolution of cloud-computing. They are now able to get instructions remotely.
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- Recyclable Thermoset Plastics- Plastics can be divided as Thermoplastics and Thermoset plastics. The former can be used many times in different forms and shapes. They are used from lavatory seats to children’s toys. They are generally recyclable. Thermoset plastics can be heated & shaped once only. They will keep hold of their shape and strength even when intense heat and pressure are applied to it. Because of its durability, thermoset plastics are becoming an important part in the modern world. In everything they are used. Their use ranges from the aerospace industry to circuit boards and mobile phones. But they are impossible to recycle.
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The above list is prepared according to the list put forth by the World Economic Forum’s Meta Council on Emerging Technologies. The above listed technologies are some of the latest important technological trends.Tag(s) : technology, emerging technologies, robots, fuel cell vehicles, recyclable plastics,