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The fifth generation mobile network has reached an inflection point in the crisis brought on by the coronavirus. On the one hand, there is the economic boost and also new applications that will facilitate the better management of healthcare and control the pandemic; on the other hand, the slowdown in the deployment of networks and global coverage. Covid and 5G have a much more complex relationship than conspiracy theories suggest.
The use of lasers is widespread in industrial or security applications and the technology is also central to the development of the autonomous car. But the integration of a laser sensor (LiDAR) in smartphones has the potential to be a momentous step forward, both for the photographic capabilities of mobile devices and for a new (and perhaps definitive?) breakthrough for augmented reality.
The rise of ultra-fast trains is presented as one of the most efficient alternatives to flights or cars. In addition to polluting less, they allow improving the connection between the different urban centers. But to establish itself as the green solution for mass transit, it still has to face significant challenges.
Synthetic fibres that imitate human skin, fabrics that deliver medicine or repel viruses. The application of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, nanotechnology, semiconductor devices and even specialised software heralds a revolution in the textile industry that promises to change our daily lives.
4D printing promises intelligent materials, capable of adapting and changing based on external stimuli. From pipes that can automatically repair themselves to programmable biological tissues, the applications of these new structures are already advancing a total transformation of sectors such as construction, medicine or robotics.