There’s plenty to thank science for. One of them is the fact that it continues to evolve, and with it, the applications of technology. Two decades ago, you wouldn’t have thought that GPS could be used in farming. It wouldn’t have been easy to design a tracking system that works underwater using decades-old technology.
Among the many improvements of science and technology, these are examples that will blow your mind:
Driving tractors using GPS tracking
GPS simulation has proven useful in various fields, especially in security and tech. Now, a farmer has shown that GPS can also benefit the agricultural sector. With this handy and inexpensive solution to farmers’ dilemmas, they can now drive tractors autonomously.
Improving eye health using stem cells
Stem cell research started a long time ago, but it has been slow to produce results. All the funding used to study it is starting to pay off, however, with the reported improvements in macular degeneration when tested on two patients. The first phase of the study showed significant improvement in the patients’ vision and reading speed. The next step is to try it on less severe cases, which hopefully brings even more favorable results.
Underwater GPS location
GPS is all over devices and machines that work on the land, but when it comes to underwater surveillance, marine animals have humans beat. Their ways to locate objects underwater are built into their defense and survival mechanisms; science is tapping into that to start locating objects submerged in water, as well. In fact, this next-gen GPS is inspired by shrimps and uses light patterns to do its job.
Part of the beauty of science is that it keeps improving. With next-gen tech like these, there’s no knowing what the future brings.