Dubai’s first Martian Colony will be on Earth, in Dubai
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai wants to operate a Martian colony on Mars before 2117, and now they’re planning a dress rehearsal on Earth   Just a few months on from announcing they were going to, one day, build their own colony on Mars by 2117, the United... Read more
Modern Meadow gets ready to bring 3D printed meat and leather to New York
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Meat and animal products without the animals used to be nothing more than science fiction, but new products are already finding their ways onto supermarket shelves and this is just the beginning of a manufacturing revolution   It’s sounds like it’s straight out of... Read more
Inside Amazons secret plan to crush retailers with AI fashion designers, stylists and on demand manufacturing
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the past year Amazon has assembled the technology it needs to crush retailers in a new way using AI fashion designers and stylists, new immersive reality platforms, and on demand manufacturing, and, in a move that could bring new pain to today’s retail... Read more
ThyssenKrupp unveil their new cable free, go anywhere elevators
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tomorrows skyscrapers will be 3D printed into a whole host of different, strange shapes, but in order to make them a reality we need a new type of cable free elevator and ThyssenKrupp look like they’re about to deliver   In the 160 or... Read more
Researchers use 3D printing to create a soft electronic wearable
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electronics are normally hard and that makes them difficult to integrate into wearable devices or clothing, but now new soft electronics could pave the way for a whole host of new applications   The human skin, even 3D Printed artificial skin, is amazing, but... Read more
Infographic: 3D Printing in schools, and preparing children for the future
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is changing our world at an unprecedented rate, and it’s only going to get faster, as a consequence today’s children will face a radically different future and they need to be prepared for it   Thanks to the team at for reaching... Read more
Lockheed’s new camera puts a space telescope in your pocket
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly we’re using new, and advanced, optical systems to monitor everything that goes on around us, both on Earth and in space, and the more the sensors improve the more we can watch   Today’s space telescopes, like the Hubble or the newest kid on... Read more
Samsung to unveil new 11k TV’s with natural 3D effect in 2018
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future screen resolutions will pack so many “invisible” pixels into the screens that they will have a natural 3D effect   Samsung has announced that it is developing a display crammed so full of pixels that it produces a 3D effect, without the need... Read more
A quarter of Dubai’s new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is determined to take the lead and become a hub for the development of futuristic technologies, and now they’re pushing the boundaries again   The ruler of Dubai is laser focused on turning Dubai in to a hub for the development of future... Read more
NASA 4D prints new materials and mulls printing self-assembling space stations
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transporting equipment into space is very, very expensive so NASA has turned to 4D printing to help it create new materials and types of space craft   Space is a harsh unforgiving environment and just getting into orbit is still, despite Elon Musk and... Read more
Breakthrough in 3D printing with bacteria could revolutionise global manufacturing
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In many ways bacteria are nature’s factories, and with a bit of genetic tweaking they can be seconded to help print revolutionary new drugs, materials and products   A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have pioneered an inexpensive method... Read more
World first, Dubai announces it will 3D print an 80 storey skyscraper in 2020
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Company’s have begun 3D printing houses and small buildings, but noone, until now, has laid out plans to 3D print an entire skyscraper   UAE’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has a grand vision for Dubai. He wants to turn Dubai into the... Read more
Printed transistor breakthrough opens door for printed electronics and smart goods
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to simply, and cost effectively, print transistors en masse will create millions of new use cases and help turn even the most mundane, dumb objects into smart ones   Researchers at the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) Center in Ireland have, for... Read more
PassivDom can 3D print you a $32,000 house in eight hours
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As 3D printing techniques improve we’ll see more house builders embrace the technology to build bigger and better homes faster and cheaper than they do today   Building a house by hand can be both time consuming and expensive, which is why more and... Read more
Adidas unveils their first 3D printed mass market sneaker
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing will usher in a new era of on demand, personalised clothing that will revolutionise products, supply chains, and companies   Adidas, who recently made a sneaker from recycled ocean plastic, and other clothing manufacturers have been experimenting with new ways to manufacture... Read more
A miniature CERN, scientists create a ‘Particle Accelerator on a Chip’
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Particle accelerators are enormous beasts but being able to miniaturise them and put them onto chips will democratise the technology and open doors for new discoveries in energy, healthcare, materials and many more fields of science   Sixteen months ago The Gordon and Betty... Read more
Adidas shows off it’s new ‘on demand’ clothing store
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s inevitable that one day we will be able to personalise and manufacture bespoke clothing on demand, in store and at home, and Adidas’s first stab is a good start but there’s still a way to go   It normally takes most clothing companies... Read more
Meat without the animals, Memphis Meats shows off new lab produced beef, chicken and duck dishes
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Setting side huge areas of the earth to raise animals is wasteful and environmentally costly, but all of that might soon move into a lab   If you thought that your children will enjoy the same family roast that you’ve always enjoyed then it... Read more
Housing company Apis Cor is 3D printing new houses in a day
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the past building a house could take weeks, sometimes months, but new 3D printing technology is changing the paradigm   If you’re looking to move but can’t find the house of your dreams, you may be able to just print one out for... Read more
The US Army just 3D printed a grenade launcher and grenades
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing will let armies print bespoke weapons and equipment out in the field on demand and change military supply chains, and warfare forever   3D printing has come a long way, companies are using it to print new buildings and sneakers, doctors are... Read more
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