Strange innovations abound in cultures where creativity is rewarded. With the growing rate of college graduates and the ever-increasing interest in scientific developments, technological innovations are becoming better publicized and funded. Here are some of the most interesting innovations of today.
1. Human Flesh Printers
Strange but true, these 3D printers are able to create human tissue such as heart muscle, jaw bone, and even blood vessels. Scientists hope to eventually print whole organs, which could be used for scientific experimentation. As seen on Big Bang Theory, 3D printers are becoming more commonplace with each passing day and are considered some of the best online shopping for geeks.
Before these printers existed, testing was conducted on animals more often. When scientists succeed in further-developing these devices all animal testing could cease to exist.
2. Urinal Entertainment
Developers (who are probably male) decided that it’s far too boring to simply urinate in the men’s restroom. Thus, they designed games that are animated by strong streams of urine in urinals. By aiming carefully men who once wrote in snow can now score touchdowns with pee, message friends, and draw fine art that is displayed on screens above the toilet. Who ever bought into this concept could really have used some stock investing tips. It takes flushing money down the toilet to a whole new level.
Long ago in restrooms not too far away, men used to urinate quickly, wash their hands, and return to their dates. However, in today’s strange technologically advanced world, men are lollygagging in loos to play with pee.
3. Powerful Grass
It seems like an image from a science fiction book: someone in need of a quick cellular charge drops the device into green grass and then resumes using it. Yet, today this bizarre vision is a reality. Solar power is harnessed by grass-like devices, which transfer the power to any electronic object nearby.
Before solar-powered grass, people relied on electrical plugs. How odd.
4. Sewage Flowers
Sprawling lagoons of hyacinth are used to treat water containing sewage in the South, an innovation discovered by NASA. It is possible because of microscopic bacteria, which live on the tiny fibrous roots of hyacinth plants. These bacteria break down sewage as well as industrial metals and much more.
Before this innovation, sewage was sometimes dumped into lakes (such as Utah Lake) or otherwise treated with harsh chemicals.
5. Telepathic Robotic Limbs
Mind-operated limbs are now able to respond to the mere thought of walking, jumping, or sitting. These limbs are revolutionizing the way disabled veterans and others move and live today. Researchers believe this development will go further and lead the way to fully functioning robots.
Most disabled people today are still using simple prosthetics, but with a little funding these mind controlled limbs could become as common as wheelchairs.
6. Human Batteries
If you thought human batteries only existed in The Matrix, then you were wrong. Researchers in Paris have used human body heat to power 17 apartments near Rambuteau Metro. In Stockholm, engineers are able to collect enough human heat from the Central Railway Station to heat the 13-story building, Kungsbrohuset. With the average human disposing of 100 watts of heat per day while sedentary, as well as containing the same amount of energy as a one-ton battery, scientists believe the Parisians are on to something big!
Could body heat one day replace the hopes for cold fusion? The world is working hard to come up with solutions for human consumption issues, such as fuel and heat.
All over the world scientists are working to prepare the human race for climate changes, food limitations, and issues involving overcrowding. 2013 could be the year a strange innovation finally resolves human problems such as HIV and trash recycling.