This section includes technologies like renewable energy, in-vitro meat, vertical farming, 3D-printed houses, water and recycling technologies.
Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that is collected from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid)energy services.
In vitro meat, also called cultured meat, synthetic meat, is an animal-flesh product that has never been part of a developed, living animal. In the 21st century, several research projects have worked on in vitro meat in the laboratory. The theoretical possibility of growing meat in an industrial setting has long captured the public imagination. Winston Churchill suggested in 1931: "We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium."
Vertical farming is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces and/or integrated in other structures. The modern idea of vertical farming uses controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) technology, where all environmental factors can be controlled. These facilities utilize artificial control of light, environmental control (humidity, temperature, gases,..) and fertigation. Some vertical farms use techniques similar to greenhouses, where natural sunlight can be augmented with artificial lighting and metal reflectors.
Building printing refers to various technology that use 3D printing as a way to construct buildings. Potential advantages of this
process include quicker construction, lower labor costs, and less waste produced. 3D printing at a large scale may be well suited for construction of extraterrestrial structures on
the Moon or other planets where environmental conditions are less conducive to human labor-intensive building practices. Developments in additive manufacturing technologies have
included attempts to make 3D printers capable of producing structural buildings.
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