Top 7 Technological Breakthrough in 2016

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The 21st century has seen a rise in technological advancements. Some good, while some are not so good. With this said, which of today’s emerging technologies have a chance at solving a big problem and opening up new opportunities? Let’s take a look at the top 7 technoloical breakthrough in 2016.

Img source: tech.co
Img source: tech.co

7. Power from the Air

Anyone whose mobile phone has ever run out of juice which means, these days, more than half the world’s population will like the idea of getting electrical power out of the air. The idea behind this technology is to create masts etc, so that Internet devices powered by Wi-Fi and other telecommunications signals can be powered using ambient radiation from existing broadcasts.

6. DNA App Store

In a bid to make it cheap and easy to learn more about your health risks and predispositions, a San Francisco–based company called Helix created an online store that Will make genetic information widely accessible online.
Helix plan to launch the store this year or next.

5. Tesla Autopilot

Model S Software Version 7.0
Model S Software Version 7.0

Model S is designed to keep getting better over time. The latest software update, 7.0 allows Model S to use its unique combination of cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors and data to automatically steer down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, Model S scans for a parking space and parallel parks on your command.

Basically, autonomous driving is now a reality.

4. Reusable Rockets

Typically, Most launch vehicles are single-use; the first stage falls off and drops into the ocean, meaning each future launch needs an entirely new rocket. But now they can make an upright landing and be refueled for another trip, setting the stage for a new era in spaceflight.

3. Robots That Teach Each Other

The ability to acquire and then share knowledge is not limited alone to the human culture and civilization. As now, Robots have been known to acquire and share their own knowledge among themselves.

2. Precise Gene Editing in Plants

CRISPR offers an easy, exact way to alter genes to create traits such as disease resistance and drought tolerance.

1. Immune Engineering

Genetically engineered immune cells are saving the lives of not only cancer patients, but also immunology-associated problems including chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, aggressive cancers, allergies, etc.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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