VRTx, the first synthetic water treatment process, is now available in the US.
The technology uses bacteria to break down carbon dioxide into water, and the resulting CO2 is then treated into a more stable form called vitrified water.
In the future, the technology could replace the use of fossil fuels and other methods to generate water, as it would have no impact on water supplies.
The process can also be used for the treatment of other substances that are not water, such as metals, plastics and paper.
VRTs have a wide range of applications, from wastewater treatment and the production of biofuels to cleaning up polluted rivers.
Source: The Lad bible/YouTube 2/13 Solar energy: In 2020, the world was expected to generate enough electricity to power 100 million homes.
Instead, we generated just 6.7 gigawatts, or enough electricity for a small city of 10,000 people.
That’s almost half of the total amount of electricity we need to power our world.
But while it’s no longer the most popular source of energy in the world, solar still has a lot of potential to revolutionise how we produce and use energy.
It’s estimated that solar will generate up to 90 per cent of the world’s electricity by 2050, and as the technology improves it could be even more.
Solar panels are being installed in homes and businesses across the world as well as the construction of solar farms.
Some countries, such in the UK, are also building new solar power stations to take advantage of the sun’s energy.
3/13 Health: In 2016, a report by the United Nations found that almost three-quarters of children under the age of five were anaemic in developing countries.
It also found that 1 in 6 adults were anaemia-free, meaning they have no underlying health problems.
According to the UN’s Global Status Report, it’s predicted that by 2030, there will be one billion people living with anaemia, a global health emergency.
The World Health Organization estimates that by then, 1.4 billion people will be anaemic and 1.7 billion people won’t be able to get enough protein.
So while the UN is looking at ways to fight the disease, the solutions are becoming increasingly clear.
4/13 Artificial intelligence: Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed an algorithm that they say can learn to learn.
Called the ‘deep learning’ algorithm, it uses deep learning to help solve problems that are extremely difficult for humans.
It’s able to solve a wide variety of problems, from recognising objects to identifying emotions.
The team is currently working on developing a more general approach that could potentially help doctors and other professionals understand how to treat patients more effectively.
5/13 Bioprinting: A bioprint technique uses the printing of cells, tissues or other cells onto a surface using a specific pattern of DNA.
Researchers have already been able to print skin on a chip using this method.
Eventually, the technique could be used to create tissues, organs or any other kind of living tissue.
6/13 Robot cars: In a world where humans are still mostly confined to wheelchairs, a robot could soon be able the use them for walking and driving.
Called ‘autonomous mobility’, the technology is already being used to help people with spinal cord injuries and Parkinson’s disease.
In trials, it has even been used to assist people with disabilities.
7/13 The internet of things: The internet has changed how we interact with each other and the world.
While we use devices and services to communicate and share information, there is one thing we have largely avoided: the physical presence of the things we use.
The internet is being transformed in this way, with devices such as connected cars and home appliances becoming part of our everyday lives.
8/13 Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology has been used in everything from building building blocks to drugs to replacing damaged tissue.
Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a nanoparticle that they claim can replace damaged or missing cells in the body.
By using a specialised nanoscale pattern of aluminium atoms, they were able to ‘fix’ them, and then use them to grow a new body.
9/13 Biohacking: The field of biohacking refers to the research and development of new medicines and technologies that use synthetic biology to treat disease.
There are currently over 100 different biohackers studying various fields, from nanotechnology to robotics and artificial intelligence.
10/13 AI: Artificial intelligence has been around for a long time, but with the rise of machine learning and robotics, we are seeing AI become increasingly capable of thinking and learning.
While there are currently some very capable AI systems out there, the capabilities of artificial intelligence are still in its infancy and they are only just starting to play a role in many of our daily lives.
11/13 Bitcoin: The digital currency has seen a meteoric