A new year is on the way, like a chapter in a book waiting to be written. It brings a new beginning and endless possibilities as from the years before. However, we are about to witness some interesting events and intriguing discoveries in this coming year.
Here are some interesting events we are about to witness in 2018
Europe installing a missile defence shield
A continent-wide missile defence shield is being deployed in Europe. Developed by the US military, the installing phases for this shield was in talks between 2011 and 2018. If the rumours are true, once done, this will cool down the relation between US and Russia.
However, the shield is only made with an intention to prevent threats from Iran and the Middle East. Thus, the shield is neither designed and nor capable of withstanding strategic strikes from Russia.
PyeongChang, South Korea will become the third Asian city to host winter Olympics in 2018. This will take place from 9th February to 25th February. Pyeongchang winter Olympics will become the first winter games hosted in a ski resort town since 1992.
To make this even more amusing, new disciplines are being added to this winter Olympics. This includes Alpine skiing and snowboarding, which are sure to light things up this year.
FIFA World Cup
Speaking of interesting events, 2018 is going to witness the most prestigious event in world football. This is the first time Russia is hosting a world cup. FIFA 2018 World Cup is the biggest sporting event this year has to offer. Russia is spending over $10 billion for the preparation of this tournament.
Universal flu vaccine
Flu is a serious disease which causes around 250,000 to 500,000 deaths each year. Thus, even on a healthy person, the flu can turn into pneumonia by modifying the protein on its outer surface. This makes the vaccination almost useless as the virus is evolving.
But the scientists were able to derive a cure. The universal vaccine which contains T-cells will give protection against such viruses. The universal flu vaccine will be available by 2018.
Eradication of Polio
Polio is spread through poor sanitation and exposure to poor hygiene. It damages nervous system leading to paralysis and eventual death. Although the polio vaccines were able to bring down the number of deaths in recent decades. There are still reports of death all around the globe.
Be that as it may, thanks to the continuous efforts led by Rotary International, UNICEF, and WHO. Polio is going to be a story of the past by 2018.
Performing a surgery can be difficult even for an experienced surgeon. But, robotic surgeons were around since the 90s. With the constant evolution of technology through the years. We are going to witness robotic surgeons performing more complex surgeries. Majority of the hospitals will make use of robotic surgeons by 2018.
However, these are only a glimpse at the most intriguing events 2018 has to offer. As I mentioned in the beginning, a new year comes with endless possibilities. We can expect to see more.
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