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Showing posts from December, 2017

A Look Back at the Trend-setters of 2017

This year's haul of outstanding emerging technologies are summarized below by yours truly.
Laser-Equipped Drones that Zap Small Unwanted Pests (in a fixed area)I've seen this topic popping up in popular tech. news (mostly from innovation labs) these past few months, and they do offer quite an effective solution. I remember a Youtube video detailing how an innovation lab (Intellectual Ventures) plans to use it in the fight against malaria, i.e. stationing guard posts at all 4 corners of a farmer's residence and zapping the mosquitoes with photonic lasers. (more information in the link below)

Technically, the idea has already been around for years, first introduced to the public around 6 years ago. But it has only gained traction quite recently. Take an application to ichthyology as an example. An increase in marine ectoparasites due to changes in climate and weather patterns have been causing…