Inhabitat's Week in Inexperienced: Self-driving Uber automobiles, and extra!
The self-driving automobiles are coming: This week Uber unveiled its first autonomous car, whereas Google patented a sticky “fly paper” automotive hood that would shield pedestrians caught in self-driving automotive crashes. Los Angeles celebrated the completion of its first new metro line in 60 years, whereas France reworked its trains with lovely impressionist artwork. And Taga launched an reasonably priced cycle with constructed-in cargo area that could possibly be the final household bike.
It was huge week for solar energy as properly. For starters, scientists developed a breakthrough photovoltaic cell that set a brand new world report for effectivity. Portugal made headlines by operating on one hundred-% renewable power for greater than 4 days. The Mistbox is a brand new gadget that makes use of photo voltaic power to chop down on summer time cooling prices. And scientists found a brand new type of spiralized mild that flies within the face of every part quantum physics says about photons.
Because the world’s inhabitants expands, meals reserves are being stretched skinny. Thankfully, researchers have developed a breed of corn that may double crop yields, and a brand new vertical farm can produce sixteen acres of veggies on eighth-acre of land. Water is one other urgent difficulty, and this week a group of scientists developed a paper-skinny water filter that may take away micro organism in addition to viruses at an reasonably priced worth. In different design and well being information, researchers developed a brand new stem cell remedy that would remedy blindness, and a UK man acquired a futuristic bionic arm with a USB port and constructed-in flashlight.