Historically, the aerospace industry has delivered things like microwave technology to homes and businesses across the globe. There have been many technological innovations morphing into other industries and applications. What is on the horizon in 2018? Zero-fuel aircraft is using photovoltaic panels to channel solar energy to provide aircraft engine thrust. It has been observed by experts that this concept can be applied to the agriculture sector, for aerial photography, 3D mapping and environmental protection. Alternative energies in space is another likely innovation with plenty of applications in the near future.
Aerospace Inventions Touching Our Lives
The material used to manufacture aeroplanes, stuff like graphene and carbon nanotubes, will continue to make air travel cheaper through reducing weight and fuel consumption. Microrobots may soon be assembling the wings of aircraft via breakthroughs by NASA and MIT. Similarly, plasma-based rocket propulsion technology is enabling long-term space missions to be considered in the near future. Reducing fuel consumption and reducing weight is, again, the key here. 3D printing has been embraced by the aerospace industry to see manufacturers like Airbus producing some thousand parts for its A350 aeroplane.
Smart Kitchen Technology
How kitchens are being built is another example of this cross fertilisation between industries. Software advances have allowed kitchen designers to see dimensionally how a space will function. 3D computer graphics provide detailed information pertaining to how a kitchen will look and feel. CAD software has been a game changer in this field. The materials now used for kitchen benchtop surfaces and cabinets are revolutionary in their form and function. Smart kitchen technology is helping people do more culinarily in the kitchen and for their storage to be more effective.
Computer Screens in the Kitchen
Social media plays a role in communicating these innovations to the public at large. Images on Pinterest and Instagram are spreading like wildfire, as interested parties share these exciting new inventions. Computer screens in the kitchen are somewhat similar to the computerised dashboards in the cockpit of a jet liner. These devices are providing essential information to both cook and pilot, as they seek to steer their ships to safe and tasty outcomes. The microwave oven came to the kitchen from out of space and has proved a perennial visitor. Aeroplane engineers are forever designing smaller spaces for passengers, so that air travel companies can make more money. How this fits with the growth in obesity in the populations of western nations is hard to reconcile, however.