The year 2022 was a watershed moment for technological advancement and scientific discovery. This trend will continue so long as the rate at which new, potentially transformative technologies are being developed and introduced continues to grow tremendously. It begs the question, “What will we learn and experience in 2023?”
Exciting things to look out for in 2023 include a fleet of rockets, renewed optimism for the Amazon, an effort to revolutionize our food systems, and a groundbreaking new technology for generating clean electricity. In this article, we will discuss the top stories that will emerge in the fields of science, technology, and the environment in 2023.
2023 will see the maiden orbital launch of SpaceX’s Starship, the largest rocket ever constructed. Along with Blue Origin’s New Glenn, it is one of a fleet of massive rockets scheduled for flight within the next 12 months. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, two billionaires who want to shape the course of space exploration, are the owners of both businesses. Government space agencies are also planning fascinating missions. The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer from the European Space Agency will launch in April and reach the Jupiter system in 2031, where it will investigate Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede for indications of habitability. NASA, meantime, is sending the Psyche mission to an asteroid named Psyche, which is thought to have the exposed iron core of a newborn planet. Launching in October and arriving in 2029 NASA is also preparing to test its experimental X-59 aircraft, which is meant to breach the sound barrier without producing a sonic boom and might lead to a revival of supersonic air travel.
As 2023 commences, the Amazon rainforest’s defenders are in a more upbeat mood. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who assumed the post of president of Brazil on 1 January, has pledged to reverse many of the policies enacted by his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, who permitted unchecked deforestation. However, even though the rainforest is protected, a new threat to the oceans could materialize in July 2023. Governments and companies interested in the mineral wealth of the sea floor will be able to exploit these resources with little constraints if states have not yet agreed on an international code to regulate deep-sea mining.
The European Union is anticipated to finalize its Artificial Intelligence Act in 2023, which will play an important role in the field of artificial intelligence. This is the first attempt to establish broad guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence and its purpose is to protect EU people from potentially harmful behaviors. As European digital regulation has proven to be a global model for similar regulations in other regions, other nations and tech titans will be watching attentively.
In the meantime, another group of Europeans hopes to alter the manner in which we feed the world. Solar Foods, a firm that converts carbon dioxide into a protein-rich powder using renewable energy, will soon build its first commercial-scale production in Helsinki, Finland. The powder can be substituted for eggs and other types of protein and could significantly reduce the amount of water and land required for food production.
In 2023, physicists have two extraordinary events to look forward to. The first is the Linac Coherent Light Source-II, which is a modification of an already existing facility in California that will make it the most advanced X-ray device ever built. Scientists anticipate employing it to record molecular atoms on film. As for the second, in 2023, a brand-new gravitational wave detector will begin operations. With the help of rubidium atoms cooled to the point where they form “matter waves,” the Matter-Wave Laser Interferometric Gravitation Antenna may decipher the space-time rippling caused by the collision of black holes and other enormous objects. It will be able to pick up on gravitational wave events that our current facilities have missed, and it may even aid in the hunt for dark matter.
Climate change concerns, ongoing shortage of gas, fear of unemployment and the energy crisis in general are having a ripple effect throughout the entire world, and it poses a risk of both recession and an additional wave of inflation. But thankfully, there is a good side to as well, and that is being the attention the energy transition has been receiving and as a result of consumer demand, new power generation methods are emerging, which means there is still hope.
Though solar and wind energy are both amazing technologies that have been true game changers for the past two decades when it comes to the generation of clean energy, climate change and the current global crisis have made it very difficult for people to invest in them due to the various drawbacks they present; as a result, evolution is required in order to support the energy that is now provided by wind farms, solar arrays, and other sustainable energy projects. And that is where the Neutrino Powercube comes into play.
Developed by the private science and technology company Neutrino Energy Group, the Neutrino Powercubes based on their impressive neutrinovoltaic technology are a true game changer. Thanks to the dedication of Neutrino Energy Group’s team of highly driven and inventive energy specialists and scientists from around the world, led by Holger Thorsten Schubart, this innovation has emerged as one of the century’s most significant technological advances. one that can create reliable power day and night, is compact in size, doesn’t use any moving parts, is silent, and doesn’t contribute to environmental degradation regardless of the weather conditions. The Neutrino Power Cube with a net output of 5-6 kW is installed in the form of a cabinet. This is divided into two: one panel for power generation, which houses the power generation modules, and one panel for the installation of a control system.
The Neutrino Power Cube generation room with a net power of 5-6 kW will have a size of 800x400x600 mm and a weight of approx. 50 kg. The control room will house inverters for converting direct current to alternating current with a voltage of 230 V and 400V. The Neutrino Power Cube also has a DC connection for direct connection of the computer and various devices and appliances. Autonomous power sources Neutrino Power Cubes have no rotating parts, so they do not produce noise or harmful radiation that would disturb the comfort of the home. The net power generated by the Neutrino Power Cube depends on the power loss when converting direct current into alternating current with a voltage of 230 V and 400V. A Neutrino Power Cube with a net power of 5-6 kW therefore has a gross power of 7 kW A generator with a net power of 5-6 kW has 6 power generation modules, a generator with a net power of 10-12 kW has 12 power generation modules.
The structural features of the Neutrino Power Cubes make it possible to increase the required power by connecting additional power-generating modules, each of which consists of a set of densely packed metal foil plates with a multilayer nanomaterial applied to one side. A plate measuring 200×300 mm generates a voltage of 1.5 V and a current of 2 A. By applying a multilayer coating to one side of the foil, different poles are created: the coated side forms the positive pole and the uncoated side the negative pole, so that they can be placed on top of each other and pressed to achieve a reliable series connection of the plates. Licensed industrial production of Neutrino Power Cubes will begin in Switzerland in late 2023 -early 2024. The new distributed power generation technology Neutrinovoltaic is not only a solution to economic problems for underdeveloped countries, but the beginning of a global transformation of the energy supply structure worldwide with undoubted environmental benefits for our planet.