10 fun ways in which science is trying to solve the serious problems

They do not seek light puteyNa fact, most problems can be solved very simply - to find the problem and solve it. Or spending money on it until it does not solve itself. However, not all people choose to light the way - some prefer the hardest possible way.

1. Creating a deadly grippa




Diseases can be defeated with a vaccine - to introduce a small amount of strain that the body has adapted and was able to resist a weaker version of the virus, or weaken them. However, scientists have tried to do the opposite - to strengthen the version of the disease.

Dutch researchers have proposed a more infectious and deadly version of the bird flu virus - the same one that led to the mass casualties in African and Asian countries. Scientists want to use this new deadly version in order to understand how the virus works, and learn how to create the perfect vaccine.

Creating a vaccine - a complex process that requires the researcher knowledge about how individual genes function in connection with the body's defense system. It is important unlock each individual gene function. The researchers claim that it is absolutely safe as they take precautions and monitor the process.

2. Robots vampire

Blood clots - is difficult and dangerous, especially when they are in the brain, so it is not surprising that surgeons would like to simplify your work with them. But their chosen method can be called creepy doctors and engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a robot that helps to remove blood clots from.

The robot is equipped with a fine needle and cannula, which is a multi-layer tube to remove blood clots inside the skull. Scanner directs the robot to the right place, and then he inserts a tube into the brain. Then the tube slips needle, and with an external pump removes excess blood.

In most laboratory tests using this method was able to remove 92% of thrombus - test course were performed on a model, rather than a living brain. In the future, the robot will be improved: he will learn to distinguish between healthy brain tissue from a deformed and will take this into account in their calculations. So - in the near future robots will stick in our brains needles to cure us.

3. Smart bumaga




Smartphones, smart home, smart watches - what other things you can do clever? Researcher David Moore and scientists from the University of Washington are working on a smart sheets designed to determine whether a person is sick.




Portable doctor about the size of a deck of cards can detect pathogens in the body for hours with a simple nasal swab. After application of the sample will spot that decode a special application for the smartphone. Of course, more serious infections, you still have to go to the doctor, but it might be nice to know that you die before you get to the reception.

4. drone komar




Drones - flying death machine. But they can be more than that - flying mosquito-killing machines. If you ever molested a swarm of mosquitoes in the woods, the "Florida mosquito control" feel your pain. This organization is acting only in Florida, working on the construction of military unmanned vehicles for efficient destruction of bloodsuckers.

Perhaps you imagined battle in the style of "Star Wars" - small drones shoot down missiles even smaller mosquitoes. The reality is somewhat less extravagant: the drones will be used for the detection of reservoirs with standing water and employees FCC then come back to their vans, and will induce order.

5. Conversion of seizures in music

Seizures - unpleasant phenomenon. They are painful and, of course, may not issue any sound. Experts in the field of music and neuroscience have joined together to find out how all the same sound attacks. The duo has managed to create an audio EEG activity of the brain in the normal state and able to attack. They translated the motion of neurons in the music - now other people will be able to empathize with the patient and to understand what is going on in his head during a seizure.

Currently, scientists are working to transform the technology into a convenient model for daily use, so that people at home were able to take care of children and parents and to know in advance that an attack could happen. Although the device will not soon come on the market, it is, ultimately, can greatly help epileptics and cancer patients.

6. Lasers control pogody




Thunderstorms and storms - a demonstration of the grandeur of nature and human impotence in the face of uncontrolled energy. However, progress does not stand still: the researchers found that lasers can be used to effect the condensation of water in the air and possibly sediment control.

This year will be held in Geneva, the second conference on the effects of lasers on weather and climate. If all goes according to plan, we will be able to partially control the weather on our planet. It is hoped that in the process we do not transform the technology into a new weapon of mass destruction.

7. Cosmic bullets

As a rule, a particular interest for researchers of extraterrestrial life is Europa, a satellite of Jupiter. This is not surprising: in the Europe has the largest ocean of liquid water and ice in our solar system. As the water in our understanding is closely related to life, scientists want to explore this option as carefully as possible. Nevertheless, even the geniuses of science - the same people, so many they can not yet. To solve the problem, it was decided to create a cosmic bullets to break up the ice on Europa.

British engineers have tested a miniature version of a bullet weighing about 20 kg. They managed to run it in flight at a speed slightly less than the speed of sound - the projectile broke the ice used for the test, in the dust. The full-length version would weigh at least several tons and moving at the same speed as the satellite of Jupiter. Before the first start-up, however, a few more years.

8. Reading mysley



Science can do many things with your brain. One of the most simple and obvious action - mind reading. Yes, the technology already exists for this purpose. Researchers have demonstrated the possibility of using MRI-scan experiment people looked at the letters, and observers in the next room were able to determine which letters have seen subjects.

The technology could be useful for many people, for whatever reason are not capable of verbal communication. The group is currently working on ways to maximize the usefulness and accuracy of the data.

9. Create dozhdya



Recently, Indonesia has suffered substantial damage due to forest fires. Cause a fire smoke, fog and heat became a problem for individuals, companies and governments. And to combat this scourge, the Indonesian government has decided to create rain.

In an attempt to play God Indonesians have used airplanes to "sow" the sky with clouds. The procedure involves the addition of silver iodide, dry ice or liquid propane to the formation of clouds, which increases the amount of precipitation. The operation was a success - the fires die out gradually.

10. Drones for food delivery

Forget about mosquitoes - who cares, when you need to urgently deliver a wedding cake for your sister? Shanghai bakery called Ā«IncakeĀ» states that considered the wishes of their customers, who need fresh cakes. Delivery cakes should be fast and environmentally friendly. Decision? Drones.

The drones are equipped with six rotors, which allows them to maintain sufficient lift for transporting a small cake to the customer through the entire city. Unfortunately, the drones had delivered only five cakes before the program was suspended due to complaints by the police.

via factroom.ru

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