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Top innovations in 2019

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Our consultant designer Paul Tallon loves his tech and has come up with an overview of the top innovations he’s come across in 2019. These pioneering inventions look set to change our futures, so check them out!

  1. Gravity

What’s not to like about this? A suit that pioneers human flight! It’s like something out of a Bond movie. Although the technology is still quite new, I think we’ll see new generations developed over the next few years which could transform the way people travel.

  1. Tesla’s Cybertruck

Despite a few hiccups at its unveiling in LA in November, Musk’s electric Cybertruck has everything going for it, from robustness, strength to speed. Although it received mixed reviews, production of the vehicle is set to start in 2021, so watch this space.

  1. Lilium

This Lilium jet is taking drone technology to new heights. The five-seater all-electric air taxi service isn’t being launched until 2025, but when it does it will a have a range of 300 kilometres (186 miles) and a top speed of 300 km / hour (186 mph). Will you be giving it a try?

  1. Hypersonic Flight Technology

Imagine flying from London to Australia in just four-and-a-half hours. Hypersonic Flight Technology unveiled earlier this year will mean planes can travel five times faster – that’s three times faster than the speed of sound and 50 percent faster than Concorde! This is groundbreaking!

  1. Organ bioprinting

3D printing in metals and plastics are core services at the 3M BIC, but printing organs takes it to the next level. Scientists in the US have made a major breakthrough in organic bioprinting and although still in the testing phase could address the shortage of organs for live-saving transplants over the next 20 years.

  1. Bringing sand to life through AR

Although this technology has been around for a few years I’ve not really seen any new updates. It’s a really cool and pretty unique concept. Basically, it’s a real-time updating system for topographical models, which is already been using as part of interactive exhibitions and is something that could be developed to teach STEM in schools in the future.

  1. Industrial exoskeleton

This is another revolutionary technology that will benefit industries that require manual labour and heavy lifting. It’s an exoskeleton that augments the strength of the user by increasing the amount they can lift and carry. It’s like something out of an Alien movie!


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