12 things that were cinema fiction, but became a reality
People who lived in ancient times predicted that in thousands of years the world would develop into something that went beyond the limits of human imagination. Perhaps they were right. After all, much of what could be seen in science fiction films a couple of decades ago, is quite real.
1. Electronic hacking of the human brain
A team of researchers working at Usenix Security has been able to visually demonstrate how vulnerable the human brain is. Scientists were able to read the pin codes and passwords of his credit cards directly from the brain of the test subject using ECG.
2. NASA Robotic Exoskeletons
NASA currently uses robotic exoskeletons, which consist of four motorized connections and six passive connections. This robot exoskeleton weighs only about 25 kg and serves to assist astronauts in their movements in space.
3. SpaceX docking with ISS
The first unmanned commercial spacecraft Space X docked with the International Space Station last year. This phenomenon went down in history because, for the first time in history, a private company sent its ship to a space station.
4. Eye implants
After an eight-hour operation, two blind men from the United Kingdom were able to regain lost vision. Both patients were blind for many years, but were able to see again after undergoing an operation to implant eyes. Now, they are able to see color dreams and define the contours of objects.
5. Diamond Planet
In 2013, a team of researchers discovered an exoplanet made of … diamonds. The planet is about five times the size of the earth, and is the remainder of another crystalline carbon star.
6. Cheap and flexible solar panels
Twin Creeks Hyperion batteries have become one of the world’s thinnest solar panels. At the same time they are sold for half the price of the cheapest previously solar cells.
7. Google Glass Points
Now the information is no longer “at hand”, but literally “before the eyes”. Equipped with interactive displays that provide any kind of desired information, Google glasses really represent the technology from a science fiction film.
8. Artificial leaves
Daniel Nocera, using only cheap materials, created the world’s first artificial leaves that can be used to generate electricity. They mimic the photosynthetic process, although the end result is not oxygen, but hydrogen. This hydrogen then enters the fuel cells and is used to produce electricity.
9. Wandering Planet
Scientists are accustomed to believe that the planets revolve around stars. However, the discovery of CFBDSIR2149 proved the opposite. This planet is 4-7 times larger than Jupiter and floats freely in space without any orbit.
10. 3-D printer creates jaws for transplantation.
Using a 3-D printer, they were able to successfully create a fully working jawbone for transplanting it to a patient. It was made from a bioceramic coating and titanium powder.
11. Voyager I left the Solar System
Launched on September 5, 1977, the Voyager I spacecraft was the first man-made object in the world to fly out of the solar system. Now it is also the most remote from the Earth spacecraft.
12. Unmanned vehicles
In May 2013, Nevada became the first state to allow the use of unmanned vehicles on public roads. Since then, these cars hit more than 300,000 hours and got into fewer accidents than traditional cars.