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Five Key Technological Advances to Show the World’s Better in 2021-Doha News

As we approach the end of the year, it’s good to look back on the greatest achievements of science and technology in 2021.

Although this year was generally cloudy with coronaviruses, especially the latest variants of Omicron, we have also witnessed many influential advances.

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It’s not fair to ignore them, so I’m looking forward to 2022, but here are five of the best innovations we’ve experienced this year.

Potential treatments for diabetes

Just this month, a man in Ohio became the first person in the world to successfully cure type 1 diabetes. A 64-year-old man said it was “a miracle,” adding that it changed his life.

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Insulin regulates a person’s blood sugar levels. Treatment used stem cells to replace the function of the pancreas.

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals treated patients 30 years later and invested more than $ 50 million in the project. This study will continue for several more years and, if successful, could lead to the first public treatment of type 1 diabetes.

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Reusable rocket

Earlier this year, SpaceX successfully launched, landed and reused the same rocket booster 10 times. This represents a major milestone in reusable rocket technology that has been a major question in the last decade.

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Reusable rockets make space travel more affordable. This will advance scientific research, enable space travel, and increase the likelihood of becoming a multi-planetary species.

However, there is still a lot to do and I hope the price of the ticket to space will go down. $ 550 million mark..

Covid-19 and malaria vaccine

When the pandemic first began in early 2020, scientists immediately began working to help us overcome it. This included the development of vaccines and test kits to help track and fight illness.

The foundation of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine began a few years before the pandemic when scientists developed a blueprint to facilitate vaccine development. As a result, they were able to quickly test and deploy life-saving substances.

The vaccine was developed in 2020, but was introduced to the mainstream in 2021. So far, more than 8.74 billion vaccines have been administered.

This year, it’s not just the anti-Covid-19 vaccine that deserves recognition. Many other vaccines, including the world’s first malaria vaccine, are expected to save hundreds of thousands of lives. Malaria is estimated to kill about 500,000 people annually, so such technology is essential to save more lives.

Technology is more accessible

As we become more dependent on technology to live our lives, it is imperative to make these tools accessible to everyone. In recent years, technology companies have begun to prioritize the accessibility features of their products.

Microsoft has released the Surface Adaptive Kit to make it easier for people with visual or motor problems to use their laptops. It also contains tactile humps on Xbox products and boxes, making it easy to remove from the box.

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Bose has released the first direct-sale hearing aids to help people with deafness hear better without having to go to an audiologist. Google has added live text captions to Chrome and Android. This provides real-time automatically generated captions.

Small apps and services tailored to people with accessible needs are also becoming commonplace.

Electric vehicles are becoming mainstream

2021 was a great year for electric vehicles (EVs), both globally and in Qatar.

Almost 50 countries have announced that they will ban or limit non-electric vehicles within the next 10-20 years.

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Later this year, EV champion Tesla reached a valuation of $ 1 trillion after a partnership with Hearts.

Qatar plays a vital role in promoting EVs in the region.Country Announced plans to convert 25% of public transportation to EV, 100% is expected by 2030.

What’s next?

We can’t wait to see the impact of great technology on our society in just a few days next year. Last year undoubtedly presented many challenges, but it is imperative to recognize the positive innovations people have built in the meantime.

Many influential products and services improved our lives in 2021 and did more than one article could cover. So what are some of the great innovations that happened this year?


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