31st December 2018
World GDP per capita, 1950-2100
This graph shows the world's GDP per capita, adjusted for inflation, from 1950 until 2100.
28th December 2018
Egg scanning tech could prevent culling of 7 billion chicks per year
A new method being developed in Germany could eliminate the need for male chick culling.
Revolutionary new bioplastics could help conserve oceans, land and fresh water
Researchers have described a new process to make truly sustainable bioplastics, which degrade easily and don't require land or fresh water to produce.
26th December 2018
Reindeer numbers crashed by half in the last two decades
A report on climate change in the Arctic warns that populations of wild reindeer, or caribou, have crashed from 4.7 million to just 2.1 million in the last two decades.
25th December 2018
Merry Christmas and a happy 2019!
The staff and contributors at FutureTimeline.net wish you a merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!
22nd December 2018
World's first lab-grown sirloin steak
An Israeli startup has become the first company to produce a slaughter-free sirloin steak, grown in the laboratory.
20th December 2018
Newly found object is the most distant known in our Solar System
Astronomers have announced the discovery of 2018 VG18 – nicknamed "Farout" – the most distant body ever observed in the Solar System at approximately 120 AU.
14th December 2018
Voyager 2 has left the Solar System
Voyager 2 is now confirmed to have left the Solar System for interstellar space, six years after its sister probe, Voyager 1.
10th December 2018
"Perfectly Natural" – Sci-Fi Short Film
"Perfectly Natural" is a sci-fi short film directed by Victor Alonso-Berbel.
9th December 2018
The 100,000 Genomes Project is completed
This week, the pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project officially reached its goal.
7th December 2018
AI can solve CAPTCHA tests in under 0.05 seconds
Researchers have created a new algorithm, based on deep learning, which is able to solve text-based CAPTCHA tests in less than 0.05 seconds.
6th December 2018
World's largest container shipping group pledges to go carbon neutral by 2050
Danish conglomerate Maersk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, has announced a plan to cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
4th December 2018
NASA probe reaches asteroid Bennu
NASA has confirmed the arrival of OSIRIS-REx at the carbonaceous asteroid Bennu after a two-year journey. It will return a sample to Earth in 2023.
Walmart to deploy cleaning robots
Retail giant Walmart plans to have 360 autonomous cleaning robots in its stores by the end of January 2019.
3rd December 2018
Future devices for cancer treatment could zap tumours in less than a second
New machines, which could see human clinical trials in the 2020s, will reduce the side effects of radiation therapy by vastly shrinking the length of a typical session.
1st December 2018
World's first 8K TV channel
Japan is launching the world's first 8K TV channel – featuring image dimensions of 7680×4320, also known as 4320p.
UK to begin carbon capture and storage in 2020s
The UK government has announced plans for the country's first carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) project. Thousands of such facilities will be needed worldwide by 2060.
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