Topic: “Most Advanced Technology on Earth” Earth’s survival is at stake. Deforestation, ocean acidification, and rising temperatures are examples of our less helpful legacy.
The notion that technology has a role to play in creating our world a more comfortable and sustainable place for people to continue plodding around may be less controversial than previously thought. There’s a good chance you’ll find something you disagree with on this list decent.
Solar powered glass
Solar glass, the promising new technology, is making headlines in the design and the environmental community. Sunlight can be captured and converted into the electricity using solar glass, a transparent window material.
It was challenging to get everything done on time. To maintain transparency, the efficiency of high-performance photovoltaic cells can be as high as 25%, but this reduces the light conversion rate into electrical energy. University of the Michigan researchers is working on a solar glass solution that is 15 percent efficient and mounts while still allowing 50 percent of the light to pass through. With 5 to 7 billion square meters of usable window area, the State of Michigan estimates that a solar window product may provide up to 40% of US energy requirements.
Graphene is a truly miraculous material – until recently, it was a hypothetical material. It is durable, thinner than paper, and more conductive than copper. Its University of the Manchester discovered graphene in 2004, a fragile sheet of graphite. In recent years, it has become the subject of intense investigation and the conjecture, with the next evolutionary step after the bronze, iron, metal, and silicon.
Graphene, which is the only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, and highly conductive, making it ideal for various planetary processing applications. Examples include water purification, low-loss superconductors for long-distance power transmission, and solar energy applications. Our green renaissance may be underpinned by graphene’s ability to outperform current materials significantly.
Vegetable plastic number
We need to stop using the single-use plastics as soon as possible. Efforts to restrict or significantly restrict its use are already underway in the United States. My city of Los Angeles, where I live, does not hand out single-use plastic bags or straws without asking. On the other hand, our consumer economy is deeply rooted in the problem. It is shocking to see the amount of plastic waste littering our oceans daily from where I live.
Plant plastics that degrade May, in theory, replace many of the current plastic goods in use. Since 2014, a company in Indonesia called AvaniEco has started producing bioplastics from cassava. Likely synthetic meat and solar glass will likely become a big industry in the coming years. Be aware that different methods of producing bioplastics have been questioned. To be responsible consumers, future consumers will need to know the product life cycle, from creation to extinction.
Use fake meat
Dear carnivores, I have the message for you. I have the good and bad news to share. The first bad: meat production is a terrible environmental burden. More than 15,000 scientists worldwide issued a warning to humanity in 2017, urging us to reduce per capita meat consumption drastically. Land use is one issue.
In the South and Central America, deforestation leading to beef production is one of the main causes, resulting in an unparalleled release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The Food and the Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 14.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to livestock. In addition, runoff from industrial livestock farms pollutes local waterways while animals use an enormous amount of fresh water.
It’s finally time to enjoy fake meat. It’s a feat. It is possible to find the excellent alternatives to meat, such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, which can be exchanged for the original. The primary victory of these companies is that they have made artificial meat culturally fashionable as much as they have achieved technologically advanced nutritional science. Both Burger King and Del Taco serve veggie burgers and tacos.
Many green technologies are declining due to a lack of energy. For example, wind and solar power are responsible for generating vast amounts of electricity; however, adoption has been hampered by a significant drawback: it is not always windy or sunny. As a result, fossil fuels will remain dominant until their range and charging times are reduced, as with electric vehicles.
We cannot rely on current battery technology. For starters, the price is exorbitant. For California to achieve its ambitious ambitions of using only renewable energy to power its energy needs, the state must invest $360 billion in developing energy storage technologies, the Air Quality Task Force says. In contrast to lithium, which costs $200 per kilowatt-hour, a startup called Form Energy is developing hydro-sulfur flow batteries, costing between $1 and $10 per kilowatt-hour. There should also be an increase in the amount of time spent in storage, possibly months. The form could help California achieve its energy goals before mid-century and lay out a blueprint for the entire world to follow in the future.