Technology has driven the population to a new lifestyle – a life where almost every aspect is comforted by tech. From cars and mega-factories to bad waste-management and recycling – we are devouring earth’s resources slowly. But here’s the catch, technology beats technology! Hence, here we are we ideas and inspirations that will help planet earth sustain a better life in the coming years.
1) A high-tech sieve which makes ocean water drinkable:
Yes, ocean water can be desalinated to make it potent. But the process it undergoes requires huge industrial-scale desalination plants. And these plants are expensive and can damage the environment as they use large amounts of energy, produce greenhouse gases and can harm marine life. Hence, researchers from the UK have developed a sieve made out of graphene that may be able to filter out salt using less energy. This tech can help provide potent drinking water to many countries who are facing acute water scarcity. Also, the UN expects 14% of the world’s population to suffer from a shortage of drinking water by 2025. Hence, use water wisely!
2) Pollination through drone:
Majority of things you eat and drink every day — apples, carrots, chocolate and even coffee — rely on pollination. Pollination allows the plants to reproduce. In fact, about 75% of the world’s crops are produced with the help of pollinators like bees and butterflies. But the changing times have caused these pollinators to face the brink of extinction. Hence, researches from Japan are testing drones to see whether they can carry pollen from one plant to another like a small insect. They were successful in pollinating a large flower, but there’s still a lot more work to do before these machines can carry out the work of bees.
3) Edible water:
You can eat water now. As weird as it sounds,
4) Ale from waste:
When food waste ends up in a dump, the lack of oxygen during decomposition releases methane gas into the atmosphere and contributes to global warming. Sandwich-obsessed nations like the UK and the US are the main leaders in wasting bread. Thankfully, there’s Toast Ale – a brewery which collects leftover bread and uses it in the brewing process to create a beer that helps the environment by reducing food waste and its greenhouse gas contribution. And they then donate 100% of the profits to charity.
5) Tesla Solar Roof:
Solar panels have been around for decades, but Tesla just innovated the technology, not in performance, but aesthetics. Tesla’s solar roof is made of durable tiles that allow sunlight to pass through to a solar cell. They perform the same function as a typical solar panel but look like modern roofing materials. So if aesthetics was the reason for not getting the solar panels, that’s now resolved with these panels.