Your mobile will charge in 30 seconds, the largest aircraft in the world takes off and the Panama Canal becomes wider. There are a lot of technological innovations coming in 2016, and Science in the Picture is lifting a tip of the veil.
Robot will reap the rewards in 2016
People will do less and less manual work on the land. The agricultural robot of the company Energid can distinguish ripe from unripe fruit and is able to find lemons hidden behind the leaves. This robot will be launched in 2016.
In 2016 your mobile will charge in 30 seconds
The Israeli StoreDot plans to launch its smartphone battery on the market in 2016. Thanks to chemical crystals, so-called nanodots, you can charge them in no time.
Widened Panama Canal opens in 2016
See how the huge locks are installed in Central American mud. The widened Panama Canal will open in April 2016.
The world's largest aircraft takes off
The Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft aircraft has been developed to make space travel cheaper. It must bring rockets to a height of 8 to 10 kilometers, after which they are launched and leave the atmosphere on their own. With its wingspan of 117 meters, the Stratolaunch is the largest aircraft in the world.
The future has even more in store
Sunscreen in pill form, babies with three parents and train tunnels of more than 100 kilometers. 2016 has much more interesting to offer, and you can read all about it here:
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