National Science Centre, Delhi

Emerging Technologies Gallery
December 9, 2017

Have you ever wondered what your house will look like from space? Or whether you can ever see an image of your own heart which beats unceasingly to keep you alive? When you read of water shortages, have you ever contemplated if the water from our vast oceans can be made suitable for drinking? Can a fresh heart be grown in the lab to replace the damaged heart of an elder in the family, who has had a massive heart attack and is dying? Can frequent power outages in our cities ever become a thing of the past?

What if we have a glass that doesn’t break when a shot put ball is dropped on it? Seems like empty fantasies? Not necessarily!

The gallery generally portrays the revolutionary changes that are taking place in nine representative technologies. Applications of these technologies have made possible what would have been considered fantastic a year or two ago. These are Space Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Medical and Biotechnology, Oceanography and Earth Sciences, Agricultural Technology, Material Science, Nanotechnology, Energy and Transportation Technology

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