TRENDING TECH 2017

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JIO PRICE HIKE : Rs. 399  Rs. 459

Jio will raise the prices of its Rs. 399 Dhan Dhana Dhan plan to Rs. 459 as part of the tariff revision the company had promised last week while announcing its Diwali cashback offer. Under the tariff revision, the Rs. 399 recharge pack will now provide customers with 1GB data per day and other freebies,but with validity of 70 days, instead of 84 days as was the case earlier. These Jio plans will be effective starting October 19 and will apply to both new and existing users.

SAMSUNG 360 DEGREE CAMERA

Samsung launched a new camera today called the 360 Round. It shoots, as you can likely infer from its name,360-degree footage. It’s equipped with 17 lenses, including eight stereo pairs that are positioned horizontally and a single lens positioned vertically. The camera and its lenses are water and dust resistant for outdoor shooting and live-streaming.

DUBAI POLICE HOVERBOARD

Tech-savvy Dubai police have unveiled a hoverbike capable of flying five metres (16 feet) above the ground. When piloted, the hoverbike can fly for up to 25 minutes, hit speeds of up to 70 kph (43mph) and carry up to 300kg (47 stone) of weight. It can recognise people in any area and identify suspicious objects and can track suspects. It will be deployed at tourist destinations in Dubai.

ELON MUSK AND SPACE X

SpaceX recently unveiled plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024 and drastically reduce flight times on Earth with its “most powerful” rocket, completing the longest flight on our home planet within an hour. SpaceX also announced its new, fully reusable BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) rocket which could eventually be used for international flights on Earth besides doing almost every flight-related activity that the company engages in or proposes to do,including carrying humans to Mars.

VERTICAL FARMING

By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use.

Some Of The Reasons :

  1. Preparation for the future;
  2. Conservation of resources i.e. Soil-Less Farming;
  3. Increased crop production;
  4. Protection from weather-related problems;
  5. Halting mass extinction;
  6. Impact on human health;
  7. Urban growth;
  8. Energy sustainability.

 

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