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A new transparent solar panel can generate electricity and lets through 57% of visible light. Photo: Joondong Kim from Incheon National University

Every week, Future Human’s Glimpse of the Future brings you an image of the science being deployed to solve the world’s pressing problems.

If I asked you to picture solar panels, you’d likely imagine clunky blue or black rectangles arranged on a sloping rooftop or arrayed in neat rows over…

Glimpse of the Future

Every week, Future Human’s Glimpse of the Future brings you an image of the science being deployed to solve the world’s pressing problems.

Methane shooting out from the floor of the Arctic Ocean, as shown by the blue spikes in the center of this visualization. Image: Andreia Plaza Faverola

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that often gets blamed on decomposing organic waste and cow emissions (burps, not farts). Those are two important sources of methane…

Glimpse of the Future

To make the Smellicopter, researchers added a moth antenna — the brown arc being attached here — to an open-source hand-held commercially available quadcopter. Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington

Every week, Future Human’s Glimpse of the Future brings you an image of the science being deployed to solve the world’s pressing problems.

Meet the Smellicopter, an autonomous drone designed to sniff out odors and follow them to the source while avoiding obstacles. The drone, developed by mechanical engineers at…

Glimpse of the Future

Photo: Northwestern University

Every week, Future Human’s Glimpse of the Future brings you an image of the science being deployed to solve the world’s pressing problems.

This flexible wireless sensor is designed to be worn just below the suprasternal notch — the dent at the base of the throat — to track symptoms…

Glimpse of the Future

Photo: Arvind Konkimalla/Tata Lab

Every week, Future Human’s Glimpse of the Future brings you an image of the science being deployed to solve the world’s pressing problems.

These balloon-like structures are actually miniature lungs made of living tissues that “breathe” like the real thing. Known as lung organoids, they mimic the tiny air sacs…

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