The world has been on a roll with many innovations driving several communities to greater feats. It comes as no surprise that every corner of the planet is now equipped with the best technology to develop better living standards. Humans have evolved over the millenniums to be the most intelligent beings on earth, with the various technologies marking every milestone for humanity. Although many of these creative inputs turn out into a double-edged sword, they contribute to the growth of the whole world. However, we face multiple challenges in doing things right for the animals and nature.
Science has been primarily focusing on improving the lives of human beings while every other life on this planet struggles to make it to the end of the day. But the last decade has been different for many scientific areas, creating a wide range of applications for uplifting the lives that were often left unexplored or untapped for their full potential. This era has also marked the death of many species, leading to the need for creations for better conservation strategies. Here are some of the recent innovations in science that help improve conservation.
1. Facial Recognition for Fish
The first question that pops in your head when reading this would be about the identity of fishes. Unless there is a proper measure of a particular species, management will not be easy. Only less than 440 of the 10,000 fisheries in the world are assessed. It could also be difficult for the conservationists and managers to monitor the species on the boats where fishes are caught. Sustainable fisheries management is a program that aims at organizing and sharing data using the FishFace system. This technology uses facial recognition for fishes, helping identify the information on a particular species. Many other data about the fish can be collected using this application, helping save the endangered species.
2. Blood Batteries
Lithium batteries have been in the market for the longest time, and we have been conditioned to look at these metal creations with no awe. However, the latest technology has led to many glares of wonder. An alternative option has been generated for the batteries, where the core is being powered by blood. This is a huge leap in the direction of the necessity of the decade, helping solve multiple global sustainability challenges.
3. Drones, AI, and Lasers for Field Science
All these technologies have been revolutionizing field science for quite some time now, and they have laid the foundation for a new era of unlimited potential. Remote sensing and the art of science are combined here to capture high-resolution images of the water bodies, flora and fauna, and many other natural locations. This would give a better picture of how geography is shifting with time and climate change. Many other tools are being developed in the same field to improve the quality of the water across the globe, thereby cleaning the habitat of thousands of species.