Rolls Royce announces plans to build 15 mini nuclear reactors in the UK

Rolls Royce announces plans to build 15 mini nuclear reactors in the UK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world tries to wean itself off of fossil fuels nuclear power is making a come back.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the world tries, almost desperately at times it seems, to wean itself off...

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A radical new fusion reactor could disrupt how all future fusion reactors are built

A radical new fusion reactor could disrupt how all future fusion reactors are built

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way that scientists are using today to try to create the world’s first working fusion reactors might already be old hat after scientists found a way to short cut the process.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Spray on solar panels and solar skins push green energy to the next level

Spray on solar panels and solar skins push green energy to the next level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we find new ways to create new types of solar materials we can see a day when you won’t need to plug anything into an electricity grid.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The amount of electricity...

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This new powerful terahertz camera uses lasers and radiation to see inside objects

This new powerful terahertz camera uses lasers and radiation to see inside objects

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes we want to be able to see inside of objects, and using the quirkiness of terahertz radiation now we can like never before.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I talked about a weird new type...

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The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The number of technologies we can use to accurately identify and classify people are growing at a staggering rate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The US military could soon spot you in a crowd, not by your...

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Researchers just created the first solar panels that work at night

Researchers just created the first solar panels that work at night

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Now when the Sun goes down now your solar panels can keep on generating electricity 24/7/365 no matter what.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far companies have installed over 1 trillion watts of renewables around the...

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Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Retrofitting older buildings, car parks, and roads with supercharger networks will be expensive, so these robots bring the charging points to you instead.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the problems of owning an electric car...

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New Lithium-Sulfur batteries have five times the capacity of Lithium-Ion

New Lithium-Sulfur batteries have five times the capacity of Lithium-Ion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world tries to move away from fossil fuels we’re seeing an explosion in the number of new battery and energy innovations like this one.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers have developed a new battery. Yes,...

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MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand a technology like this can replace ultrasound one day, but on the other there are likely to be serious privacy implications.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ultrasound has seen a number of improvements...

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Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lithium Ion batteries rely on the mass availability of several rare earth elements which are in increasingly short supply so we need alternatives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Even as companies look for new ways to completely...

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AI gets busy helping human scientists create the world’s first spray on solar panels

AI gets busy helping human scientists create the world’s first spray on solar panels

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to find the right formulations to create new materials is a long and arduous process, so scientists are turning to AI to help them speed the process up.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we see...

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NASA revives plans to build huge solar power plants in space

NASA revives plans to build huge solar power plants in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Alot of the Sun’s energy is lost as the sun’s rays travel through the Earth’s atmosphere, so countries are now advancing plans to build solar power plants in orbit.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Fifty years ago...

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Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day nanobots and other types of electrical and robotic devices might be embedded into humans, so scientists are looking for new ways to power them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everything we build in the future,...

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Scientists created a new type of solar panel that produces electricity and clean water

Scientists created a new type of solar panel that produces electricity and clean water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water purification systems traditionally use huge amounts of energy, but now researchers have managed to re-purpose waste heat from solar panels instead to do the same job.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A new device created by...

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Scientists developed a catalytic reactor that turns greenhouse gases into clean fuel

Scientists developed a catalytic reactor that turns greenhouse gases into clean fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Companies are always trying to reduce the cost of producing fuel, and if they could find a way to remove Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere in a sustainable way then that’s just a bonus.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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Promising solar energy breakthrough could replace steel making blast furnaces

Promising solar energy breakthrough could replace steel making blast furnaces

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dirty industrial processes use huge amounts of energy and heat to create cement, glass, and steel, and now we have a way to replace them with green energy.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Creating cement, glass, and...

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Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create machines and products at the nanoscale improves, we need new ways to power them and this is one of them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There’s been a huge flurry of innovation...

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Tesla unveil their new battery that lasts 1 million miles

Tesla unveil their new battery that lasts 1 million miles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more vehicles go electric batteries need to last longer and be more reliable, and this is a significant boost for the sector.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There’s been a huge number of breakthroughs in the...

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Scientists find a way to boost solar efficiency to 80 percent

Scientists find a way to boost solar efficiency to 80 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solar is already one of the cheapest forms on the planet, and this makes it a slam dunk.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’m just going to say it right here right now – solar will win...

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Scientists want to use man-made volcanic eruptions to solve climate change

Scientists want to use man-made volcanic eruptions to solve climate change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more scientists complain that Plan A to solve climate change isn’t working, some are working on Plan B.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the biggest problems with climate change is that any solution we...

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